Scouts of the World Award

Scouts of the World Award

The Scouts of the World Award is an international award that can be completed by any scout worldwide. It is a Network only award and has just recently been updated. The requirements are listed below or available on 

Scouts of the World Award, is the only Youth Award (Under 25) in the UK that is issued under the acceptance of WOSM (World Organisation of Scout Movements) and not by the Scout Association.

The following Members of Dorset Scouts have completed this award.

James Winchester

Georgia Hazell


All advice on the award is led by James Winchester, who will help you find a mentor in partnership with one of our surrounding counties.

You can contact James at

The Requirements

You must register by attending a Scouts of the World Discovery weekend and
then filling in the form online

Once completed please save a copy of your application and send it to so that we can ensure you are put in touch with someone who can help you on this journey.

Award participants must:
• Be aged between 18 and 25 years old
• Be a Network member (if you are a member of Network you must be registered on Compass)

Project Planning

With the guidance of your SOWA mentor, you must plan a project based on one or more of the three themes (Peace, Environment and Sustainable Development).

Complete your project based on the plan you put together with your mentor. The voluntary project should be a minimum of 80 hours (inc. planning time). You should inform the relevant commissioner (see online). The project should have clear objectives, timescales and be realistic. The project should have a long term impact on the community you are working with.

Make a presentation to cover your entire award. This should include evaluation questions such as: What challenges did I face and how did I overcome these? It should also include how you developed your: skills, cultural awareness, knowledge and attitudes. It should be presented to a relevant audience (could be the ACC, your Mentor etc.).

The relevant ACC must sign off the award to show you’ve completed all of the sections to an acceptable level.

Once you have completed the award with one of our Partnering Counties, they will then inform your District Commissioner, who will intern recommend the award with the ACC Network.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls