The Scout Section Award Scheme includes a number of components:
The Pioneer badge is designed to be achieved by undertaking new experiences, and participating in practical and adventurous activities.
To gain a Pioneer Cord, a Scout needs to complete the Pioneer Badge, two Proficiency Badges and one Patrol Activity Badge.
The Explorer badge is designed to provide you with opportunities to help your patrol leader and to assist other Scouts to pass their Pioneer Target Badges.
To gain an Explorer Cord a Scout needs to complete the Explorer Badge, two more Proficiency Badges, and one more Patrol Activity Badge.
The Adventurer badge is designed to provide you with the opportunities to teach and test other Scouts to pass their Pioneer and Explorer targets.
To gain an Adventurer Cord a Scout needs to complete the Adventurer Badge, another two Proficiency Badges and another Patrol Activity Badge.
Introduced in 2003 to provide an additional challenge for the top Scouts, the Australian Scout Medallion combines a number of key learning elements into one project, from the initial planning right through to the final self assessment.
To be eligible for this prestigious award, a Scout must have attended a Scout Leadership Course and achieved the Adventurer Cord.