Commonwealth Award

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If you’re looking for an excuse to get to know the sunny Seychelles or the UK’s distant antipodes, this badge is for you.

The Commonwealth Award is open to Guides aged 13+ and Rangers members in all Commonwealth countries. It gives you the opportunity to find out more about the history of guiding and the Commonwealth.

What does it involve?

There is no time limit or restriction on completing the award. You can do it by yourself or with other Guides or Ranger members.

Three compulsory challenges include:

  • History of guiding: being able to chart guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace rally in 1909.
  • Knowledge of the Commonwealth: knowing about another Commonwealth countries and the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Community Action: carrying out a minimum of 20 hours’ service in your community.

You can then choose two further challenges from:

  • health
  • environment
  • culture heritage
  • fit for life
  • out of doors
  • public speaking and debating
  • creative writing
  • citizenship
  • investigation

Achieving the Commonwealth Award (Commonwealth award syllabus) NEW Layout 2014 PDF

Activities you are using for awards like Look Wider or the Queen’s Guide Award can count towards it.