There are three distinct areas of achievment in the 1st Whitby Scout Program. The Voyageur and Pathfinder Awards and topped by the Chief Scout's Award, the highest level of achievment in Scouting.
On September 18, 1973, Roland Michener, then Governor General and the Chief Scout of Canada, inaugurated the Chief Scout's Award. In his challenge, the Chief Scout said that Scouts who receive the award will have exemplified Scouting's principles through leadership, voluntary service to the community, and outdoor skills. These elements provide the award's focus.

The obligation of every Scouting program is to offer every participant in the Troop the chance to achieve the Chief Scout's Award. However, participation in the Troop does not guarantee the automatic presentation of this level's highest achievement. A recipient of the Chief Scout's Award has demonstrated the personal desire to reach a little farther, to work a little harder and to put even more back into the community.

By the time a Scout is ready to qualify for the Chief Scout's Award, they have performed over 30 hours of service in the community, many of it self-directed. They have met with a local service agency and together have discussed and made plans for future improvements in the community. Additional work on the World Conservation Badge exposes a Chief Scout Candidate to the many environmental issues of today, and they have taken an active role in promoting those issues with the public.

Chief Scout candidates proficiency at camps and other equivalents and they spend time as trainers helping their fellow Scouts work on their own badge levels.

Having done all of that, the recipient of a Chief Scout's Award must submit their work for judgment by their fellow Scouts and their Troop Scouter.

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