To gain this award, the young person must complete the following requirements:
  1. Identify a partner and a project or activity that relates to the International Friendship theme.
  2. Together with those involved, set objectives for what you wish to achieve and plan the project.
  3. Take part and successfully complete the joint activity.
  4. Assess the benefits to those involved.
  5. Award the Partnership Award to those Members taking part.

Time requirement

There is no set time requirement associated with the award. Project Leaders should work with partners to establish a realistic timetable bearing in mind the ages and availability of the sections or partners involved.
Leaders should be guided by the principle that young people should make a significant time contribution, while experiencing new and challenging personal development opportunities, as is appropriate to their age and availability.
For example, Beaver Scouts might undertake one hour per week for four weeks at their Colony meeting, with a two-hour project one Saturday. However, Explorer Scouts might contribute 32 hours over the course of two weekends within the same project.

Example activities

  • Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts organise an 'unfair games' event with the local Oxfam Committee to draw attention for the need for Fair Trade.
  • Scout Groups spend a weekend bag packing to raise funds for a charity.
  • Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts organise a penny fair to buy goats for an African family.
  • A local Scout Troop acts as a host to Dutch Scouts for a weekend camp at a local site.
  • Explorer Scouts perform a two-mile walk for charity.