The King’s Scout Award (KSA) is the highest award members of Explorers and Network can achieve. You can start working towards the KSA from your 16th Birthday, however all the requirements must be completed before your 25th Birthday.
The King’s Scout Award was formally the Queen’s Scout Award (QSA) therefore any work completed towards this award is still able to count towards the King’s Scout Award.
After completion of the Award, recipients will be invited to attend the ‘Day of Celebration and Achievement’ that takes place at Windsor Castle each year on St Georges Day. You are also able to join the Queen’s Scout Working Party (QSWP), which is a National Scout Active Support Unit made up of Queen and King Scout Award holders. The QSWP supports the Scout Association with the running of events (such as Gilwell24 and Day of Celebration and Achievement) and also represents the Scout Association at national events (such as The Festival of Remembrance). More information about the QSWP and how to join can be found here: Queen’s Scout Working Party (qswp.org.uk)
The King’s Scout Award is closely linked to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award, therefore it is worth working on the two awards together. More information on the requirements for the KSA can be found here: King’s Scout Award / Scouts and also in the ‘Reach the Top’ booklet from the Scout Association’s website.
While working towards the KSA you will need to keep a logbook of the activities you have completed and after you have met all the requirements you will need to fill out the completion form. The completion form and your logbook will then be sent to headquarters for final approval. Each requirement needs to be signed off by an assessor. An assessor is someone who has witnessed you undertake the requirement and is able to provide some evidence that you have completed it (e.g. a short statement).
So that Essex County can offer support and guidance throughout your award please complete the KSA Essex County registration form which can be found HERE. This form will be kept by the Essex KSA Coordinator and will be deleted either on completion of the award or on your 25th birthday. After completion of this form Essex KSA Coordinator will email you a ‘Welcome to the King’s Scout Award pack’ containing information to help you get started with your award.
If you have any question regarding the King’s Scout Award or would like some guidance please contact Essex County KSA Coordinator using the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org