To earn the Personal Challenge, you must :

1  Complete two personal challenges that you agree with your leader.

  • You should choose one of the challenges and your leader will choose the other.
  • The challenges must be different to the ones that you did for your Beaver and Cub Personal Challenge Awards.
  • They should be things that you find difficult, but can overcome with some effort and commitment. They can be to do with any part of your life, for example home, school or Scouts.
  • A good time to try to earn this Award is towards the end of your time in the Scouts and before becoming a Young Leader or moving onto Explorer Scouts.
  • You should discuss the two personal challenges that you will try with your parents and your Leader, or a Young Leader; and agree them both before starting work on them.
  • Remember, your challenges should be individual to you, be part of ‘growing up, and require some kind of personal commitment.


Here are some example challenges to help you think about what you could do. You don't have to pick a challenge from this list, you should choose to do something which is personal to you.

  • Look after a new Scout for half a term
  • Talk about a topic you are interested in in front of your Patrol
  • Bring the right equipment to Scouts every week for a term

Scout - Personal

  • Remember to brush your teeth twice a day for two weeks
  • Show good behaviour at Scouts for 3 weeks in a row
  • Try something new that you have put off trying before
  • Represent the views of your Patrol to other people
  • When on Scout camp deal with insects in your tent calmly
  • Take your dog for a walk every day for two weeks, even if it’s raining
  • Volunteer to do something before you are asked, and complete the job with a smile






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