Scouting and the Award
The Boy Scouts of America and The Duke of Edinburgh‚Äôs International Award USA share a common interest in youth development through programs of self-discovery, adventure and service.
In December 2017,¬†the two¬†organizations established a national¬†partnership, encouraging Award programs and Scout programs across the USA to collaborate to serve young people.
The Boy Scouts of America is the best-known youth development program in the United States, while the Award is recognized worldwide with a globally-consistent framework and over millions of young adults have received Award recognition.
Participating in the Award program, BSA participants have the opportunity to achieve international recognition that is as well-known and well-respected around the world as their Eagle Scout award is known and respected in the United States.
Additionally, the Award has the potential to attract new Scouts.¬†¬†In¬†locations without an Award Unit, any Participant who approaches the Award USA can be referred to a local Council within the state. Furthermore, participating in the Award could help STEM Scouts, Explorer Scouts, etc. to become¬†Boy Scouts and/or Venturers as they fall in love with the outdoors via their Adventurous Journey.
Partner with the Award
If your District, Council or¬†troop¬†is interested in¬†delivering the Award Program, please complete the form below to receive more information.¬† If you are interested in becoming a Registered Activity Provider only, please register here. If you are an individual Scout interested in doing your award, please register here.