Award participants must:
- Be aged 16 or older to start the award and complete the award before your 25th birthday (26th birthday during the Covid 19 pandemic)
- Be a member of either Explorer Scouts or Scout Network (or a combination of both) for at least 18 months to complete the award – time can only be counted from your 16th birthday.
- Be a member of Explorer Scouts or Scout Network at the time you complete the award
This means members can only start working towards and count activities undertaken in achieving the QSA from their 16th Birthday. Activities and nights away completed in achievement of the Chief Scout Platinum and Diamond Awards can be counted towards the QSA.
Complete 18 nights away as an Explorer Scout or Scout Network member, of which at least 12 must be camping.
Nights away used for this requirement must be different from nights away undertaken for one of the five challenge activities (such as expedition and residential) or those used for the ICV list, but can include those nights away used for the nights away requirement of the Chief Scout’s Platinum or Chief Scout’s Diamond Awards.
INTERNATIONAL, COMMUNITY & VALUES (ICV) LIST
Complete six activities in total, two from each topic area of the ICV activities list. Click here to view the ICV list for the QSA. A minimum of two must be from the QSA ICV list and the others from any of the QSA, or Chief Scout Platinum or Diamond ICV lists.
Complete the five Queen’s Scout Award challenges or hold the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). Which include Service, Skills, Physical Activity, Residential and Expedition (that included training for and completing the practice and final expedition).
Make a presentation covering all elements of your award to a suitable audience, with the aim of inspiring and motivating others to achieve the award. The presentation should be the final activity you complete. It is important you speak with Tony before completing the presentation.
Each requirement needs to be signed off by an assessor, this is someone who can vouch for the activities you have undertaken and provide some basic evidence (a short statement) about your participation. This is often your Explorer Leader or your District Scout Network Commissioner. However, assessors can be anyone who has witnessed the activities you have undertaken for the specific requirement.