The Scout Troop participates fully in the Scottish Scouts Zodiac Award Scheme. This is an ongoing award made at different stages during a Scouts time with the Troop for those who decide to participate in Zodiac events.
The award is all about time outdoors and in particular spending at least one night per month under canvas. This is done by both Scouts and Leaders – even during the months of December and January.
The award levels are as follows:
- Spend one night per calendar month for a total of eight months in the year under canvas, bivouac or bothy
- Two of these camps should be from the list of challenges
- Bronze participants must complete one of the SHQ Commissioners Annual Challenges
- Hold the Bronze Award
- Complete a different challenge from the list for a total of nine months in the year
- Silver participants must complete two of the SHQ Commissioners Annual Challenges
- Hold the Silver Award
- Complete a different challenge from the list for a total of ten months in the year
- Gold participants must complete three of the SHQ Commissioner Annual Challenges
More information about the Scout Section can be found in the Welcome Pack which provides a guide for prospective new Scouts and parents.