SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Membership Award

The Membership Award is only completed by young people joining from outside the Movement. Scout Section members complete the Moving-On Award from the Scout Section. To gain the Membership Award, the following requirements need to be completed:

- Describe the various options available locally to become an Explorer Scout.

- Show an understanding of the Scout Promise and Law.

- Demonstrate an understanding of local, national and international Scouting.

- After discussion with your Explorer Scout Leader, describe the Unit management and support available to you, including the Unit Constitution.

- Make the Scout Promise and accept the Scout Law.

Young people make the Promise and gain the Membership Award only once in Explorer Scouts, no matter how many Units they join. The location for making the Promise should be decided by the young person and the Explorer Scout Leader, and should be appropriate and memorable. The Promise should be made in front of the other Explorer Scouts.

Young people should make the Promise within a period of between six and twelve weeks of joining. Those who have been Scouts will probably be ready sooner than young people who have not.