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Badel Powel Scout Award

Baden-Powell Scout Award

The Baden-Powell Scout Award (BPSA) is the highest Scouting award available to Youth in Australia. This Award is designed to challenge and test all who set out to achieve this prestigious Award. It takes into consideration the Aims of Scouting, to encourage the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Spiritual Development of young people. 

Similar to other awards, the Baden-Powell Scout Award allows for the highest standard to be set. This occurs through the individual participant planning and proposing their goals to their Rover Unit. Through consultation and discussion at this level a target is set that is of a level that is guaranteed to be challenging and that meets the requirements of the BPSA.

The Baden-Powell Scout Award, like other prominent Scout Awards, is presented annually by The Governor and Chief Scout of each Branch, as a representative of the Royal Patron, thus reinforcing the stature this Award holds both within Scouting and the Community.

If you have questions about the Award, please consult the Fact Sheets below, or email the NSW Commissioner – Rovers at

Fact Sheets

Complete Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet 1 – Introduction to Rover Award Scheme
Fact Sheet 2 – World Scout Badge
Fact Sheet 3 – Rover Link Badge
Fact Sheet 4 – Squire Training
Fact Sheet 5 – Rover Skills Badge
Fact Sheet 6 – Service Badge
Fact Sheet 7 – Physical Badge
Fact Sheet 8 – St George Award
Fact Sheet 9 – Community Development Badge
Fact Sheet 10 – Personal Growth Badge
Fact Sheet 11 – Recording Achievements
Fact Sheet 12 – Baden-Powell Scout Award
Fact Sheet 13 – BPSA Support Team
Fact Sheet 14 – BPSA Approvals & Awarding Process
Fact Sheet 15 – BPSA Role of the RRC and NSWRC
Fact Sheet 16 – BPSA Appeals and Disputes