There are many! There are program badges, stars, and awards, as well as alternative programmes that are available for every section. First Aid is available to Scout-aged and older youth, and senior sections also have the Duke of Edinburgh and Amory Award. These awards are earned by completing the requirements and submitting it to your section leader.
There are also some achievement awards such as the Council Youth Award and the Medal of the Maple for outstanding service. The Order of the Caribou can also be earned by those youth who take a leading role in the organization of a large camp or event! For more information on nominating a deserving youth, follow the instructions below!
Nominating a Youth for an Achievement Award
Submit the completed form to your Commissioner, Youth Commissioner, or DAYC / DCYC - Recognition for review!
Awards will not be considered without a completed nomination form.
For a full listing of all Awards:
For a full listing of all of Scouts Canada's and Voyageur Council's Awards, visit the Awards Listing Page.
The Medal of the Maple <-link to nomination form
The Medal of the Maple for Distinguished Youth Service is an award created by the members of the National Youth Network, designed to honour those youth who have significantly contributed to the Movement and the spirit of Scouting through community service, extraordinary Scouting participation and a solid system of personal values. Click on the link above for more information.
The Voyageur Council Youth Award <-link to nomination form
The CYA is intended to recognize youth members who, over a period of time, have contributed exceptional service to Scouting above the normal program requirements. Recipients are often Kims, Keeos, Scouters in Training, or Section Leaders, but this is not a requirement. Click on the link above for the nomination form and requirements.
The Chief Scout's Award
These awards recognize excellence in youth participants. The Chief Scout’s Award is in recognition of the badges earned to that point and is the highest program award a Scout can achieve. Recipients are recognized around the country as being leaders in their own Troop and community.
Scouts may receive the Chief Scout’s Award after completing the requirements, which are listed in their handbook. They are evaluated on their achievement by their Leaders and fellow Scouts. After moving on to Venturer Scouts, they have three months to complete any remaining requirements for the Award.
The Queen's Venturer Award
The Queen’s Venturer Scout Award is presented to Venturer Scouts who have acquired competence and skills that will be of considerable use to themselves, their Company and their community. These competencies and skills are listed in their handbook. These Venturer Scouts will have also been recognized by the company and the Advisor as being worthy of receiving this award. The Award signifies that a Venturer Scout has, in the opinion of those who know the Venturer, both the character and ability to be of significant help to other people.