Scouting and the Award
The Boy Scouts of America and The Duke of Edinburghâ€™s International Award USA share a common interest in youth development through programs of self-discovery, adventure and service.
In December 2017,Â the twoÂ organizations established a nationalÂ 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.Â Â InÂ 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 becomeÂ 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 orÂ troopÂ is interested inÂ delivering the Award Program, please complete the form below to receive more information.Â 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.