A chat over dinner between Baden-Powell and King Edward VII led to the creation of the Kingâ€™s Scout award in 1909. It has run ever since, changing to the Queenâ€™s Scout award in 1952, and is the highest award a scout can achieve.
The royal link continues â€“ achieve the Queens Scout Award and you will be invited to the annual celebration at Windsor Castle.
Donâ€™t expect it to be easy as it is scoutingâ€™s biggest challenge. You can work towards the award between 16 and 25 years of age, in explorer scouts and/or in network scouts.
There are four main areas; Membership, Nights away, International, community and values activities, and Challenges. The Challenges can be signed off if you hold the Gold DofE award. To complete the award, you do a presentation before sign-off.
TheÂ full detailsÂ of the scheme are worth a read before you get started.