The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Over the past 60 years, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (The Award) has transformed the lives of millions of young people in 140 countries and territories worldwide. Become a pioneer within the new national partnership between BSA and The Award USA! The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award allows Scouting achievements to be consistently recognized worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences. The Award provides a clear curriculum and structure for Venturers as they plan their programs- increasing Venturing retention; it encourages STEM Scouts to explore the outdoors; and increases participation at BSA High-Adventure Camps. This conference will empower you to deliver The Award to Scouts as a Certified Award Coordinator and a Certified Adventurous Journey Supervisor and Assessor. This week-long conference will have the Scouter complete three trainings:

  • Award Coordinator Course- providing the delegates with the knowledge and skills required to support Award participants through their Award journey. This involves mentoring, advice and guidance, encouragement, and reflection.
  • Award Management Course-providing Scouters with the skills of managing a team of professionals and creating the infrastructure to guarantee a sustainable Scouting and Award program. This involves a certification to train others as Award Leaders within the Award.
  • Adventurous Journey (AJ) Supervisor and Assessor Course-providing Scouters with the skills to prepare, conduct, and evaluate an Award-specific outdoor adventure (AJ) in line with the experiential learning philosophy of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA.


Week 6: July 15-21


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.