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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