The Baden Powell Scout Award (BPSA) is the highest Scouting award available to Youth in Australia. This prestigious Award is designed to challenge and test all who set out to achieve it. It takes into consideration the Aim of Scouting, to encourage the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Character Development of young people.
Similar to the Queen Scout Award, the Australian Scout Medallion, and the Grey Wolf Award, the
Baden-Powell Scout Award allows for the highest standard to be set. This occurs through the individual participant planning and proposing their goals to their Rover Unit. Through consultation and discussion at this level a target is set that is of a level that is guaranteed to be challenging for the individual and that meets the requirements of the Baden-Powell Scout Award.
The Baden Powell Scout Award, like other prominent Scouting Awards is presented annually by The
Governor and Chief Scout of South Australia, reinforcing the stature this Award holds both within Scouting and the Community.
The Baden Powell Scout Award starts with the Rover Link Badge and follows through the journey of an individual's time in Rovers with the Squire Training Badge, the Rover Skills Badge, the Physical Badge and the Service Badge. These first four badges comprise the St George Award.
The St George Award leads into the Baden Powell Scout Award which further challenges the individual through a Personal Development project and a Community Development project. At the completion of these further two significant tasks the individual is awarded the Baden Powell Scout Award.
For information on this award click here: http://www.rovers.com.au/award-scheme