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Moving-on Awards

Easing the transition between sections

Moving-on Awards help ease the transfer of young people between sections and introduce the Membership Awards for each section.

Beaver Scouts To Cub Scouts

To complete the Moving-on Award, a Beaver Scout must:

  • Go to both Beavers and Cubs for at least 3 weeks and take an active part in Cubs.
  • Work for the Cubs Membership Award during this time.

Cub Scout Membership Award Requirements

Find out about the Cub Pack:
  • Get to know the other members and leaders in your Six and Pack.
  • Find out about the ceremonies and traditions in your Pack.
  • Find out about the activities that your Pack does.
Find out about joining your Pack:
  • Learn and understand the Cub Scout Promise and Law. Find out what the rules are in your Pack.
  • Learn and understand the Cub Scout Motto, Sign, Salute and Handshake.
  • Find out what to do at your Investiture.
  • Find out the meanings of the badges you will receive.
  • Show that you know about the family of Scouts, worldwide Scouting and the history of Scouting.

Cub Scouts To Scouts

To complete the Moving-on Award the Cub Scout must:

  • Go to both Cubs and Scouts for at least three weeks and take an active part in the Troop programme.
  • Work for your Scout Membership Award at the same time.

Scout Membership Award Requirements

Know about the Scout Troop:
  • Get to know other members and leaders in the Patrol and Troop.
  • Find out about the ceremonies and traditions in the Troop.
  • Find out about the activities that the Patrol and Troop does.

Know about joining the Troop:

  • Learn and understand the Scout Promise and Law and the rules of the Troop.
  • Learn and understand the Scout Motto, sign, salute and handshake.
  • Show you know the general history and family of Scouts and Scouting around the world.
  • Learn what to do at Investiture.

Become a Scout by making the Promise.

Scouts To Explorer Scouts

To complete the Moving-on Award the Scout must:

  • Find out what your options are for being an Explorer in your area.This includes finding out about the Young Leaders’ Scheme.
  • Attend both Scouts and Explorers for a short period of time (at least three weeks). Take an active part in the Explorer Unit programme. You can work for the Explorer Membership Award while you earn your Moving on Award.

Explorer Scout Membership Award Requirements

  • Describe the various ways you can become an Explorer Scout in your area.
  • Show you understand the Scout Promise and Law.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local, national and international Scouting.
  • After discussing it with your Explorer Scout leader, describe the Unit management and support available to you, including the Unit Constitution.
  • Make the Scout Promise and accept the Scout Law.

Explorer Scouts To Scout Network

To complete the Moving-on Award the Explorer Scout must:

  • Find out what your options are for being a member of Scouting in your areaIncluding finding out about the Scout Network and volunteering opportunities.
  • Attend both Explorers and Network for a short period of time (at least three weeks) and take an active part in the Network programme.

Scout Network Membership Award Requirements

  • Describe the various options available locally to become a member of the Scout Network
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Scout Promise and Law
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local, national and international Scouting
  • Make the Scout Promise and accept the Scout Law

FAQ’s

Presenting the Award

The section leader for which the young person is coming from presents the Moving-on Award, normally at a going-up ceremony. Or if the requirements for the Membership Award have been completed, it could be presented at the investiture ceremony for the section they’re going to.

The Moving-on Award on the uniform

A young person wears the award on the left breast, above the Membership Badge and above the Joining In Award. The young person should wear the award throughout their time with the section.

Completing the Membership Award and making the Promise

Young people should make the Promise between 6 and 12 weeks of joining. If they have been a member of a previous section, they will probably be ready much sooner.
The promise should be made in front of other members and the location should be appropriate and memorable.  In Explorer Scouts and Scout Network it should be decided by the young person with help from other Members.

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