Scouting and the Award

The World Organization of Scouting Movement recognizes The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as a notable achievement worldwide.

In July of 2019 at the World Jamboree over 600 attended a ceremony celebrating 200 young people recognized for earning their Award including Americans

In the United States of America, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA partners with a growing number of Councils to offer the Award.

The Boy Scouts of America is the best-known youth development program in the United States, while the Award is known the world over and is recognized by its globally-consistent framework. Since its inception, 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 Center, 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.

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.





Partner with the Award

If you, your District, Council or troop is interested in delivering the Award Program, please complete the form below to receive more information.

Interested in Award USA?

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Your Interest in the Award

Please include the Award Unit name, city, state and country as well as the month and year you completed it/them.
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