Commonwealth Award

If you're looking for an excuse to get to know the sunny Seychelles or the UK's distant antipodes, this badge is for you.

The Commonwealth Award is open to Guides aged 13+ and Senior Section members in all Commonwealth countries. It gives you the opportunity to find out more about the history of guiding and the Commonwealth.

Download our Commonwealth Award pdf resource.

What does it involve?

There is no time limit or restriction on completing the award. You can do it by yourself or with other Guides or Senior Section members.

Three compulsory challenges include:

  • History of guiding: being able to chart guiding from its beginning at the Crystal Palace rally in 1909.
  • Knowledge of the Commonwealth: knowing about another Commonwealth countries and the development of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Community Action: carrying out a minimum of 20 hours of voluntary work in your community.

You can then choose two further challenges from:

  • health
  • environment
  • culture heritage
  • fit for life
  • out of doors
  • public speaking and debating
  • creative writing
  • citizenship
  • investigation.