Re: Congressional Award
Ian N Ford FRSH (addvent@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 01:25:22 +0000
The Congressional Award is another scheme which has been adapted from the
UK ... the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was an attempt to inculcate values
of community service and citizenship into young people outside the youth
groups such as Scouting, church Brigades, cadets etc. with their own
Here in UK The Scout Association is an Operating Authority for the DofE
Award, and there is a cloth version of the DofE Award for wear in uniform.
The guidelines for DofE have been an accepted yardstick in our program
for young people to set their own targets.
The debate about young Eagles raises an interesting parallel here, In UK
the Chief Scout's Award ( highest Scout troop award ) is set up for the
14 to 15 age group, and the Queen's Scout Award is a Venture Scout
program for young people of 16 - 20. Clearly there is a possibility to
link the two programs.
Boy Scouts of America does not appear to have have the same close links
in the development of the Congessional Award as UK Scouting had with the
original Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Special Needs Adviser, Greenwich District, London UK
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City