The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Bronze award is for young people aged 14 years and older and as such fits in very well with the Scout Programme.


The Bronze award is split into four sections:

Volunteering (helping people in the community)
Physical (sport, dance and fitness)
Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)
Expedition (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot, horseback, boat or cycle).


It would normally take a participant between 6 - 12 months to complete a Bronze Award.

Below is a outline of the Bronze Award requirements and the Scout badges that fulfill them, you can find more ideas on The Award website.

Volunteer Physical Skills Expedition
3 Months 3 Months 3 Months 2 day/ 1 night venture

All participants must undertake  further 3 months in either the Service, Skill or Physical Recreation section.



Help out with either the Wolf Cubs or Beavers for the required time period. During this time you should make a diary so that the Assessor can see what you have been doing.


Pass any of the badges below:

As well as passing one of the above badges, achievement must be measured by regular participation and inprovement in personal performance over the required period of time. Participation should be undertaken in accordance with any governing body safety reqirements, and where possible through clubs or organisations affiliated to them.


Pass any of the badges below:

As well as assing one of the above badges, the Scout must follow the chosen activity and show progression and sustained interest over the required time period, leading to a deeper knowledge of the subjectand the attainment of an increased degree of skill.


At least one practice hike to be undertaken prior to completing the First Class hike as a qualifying venture.