Patrol Star Awards

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Patrol Star Awards[edit]

Award levels[edit]

  • Participation Award: 3-7 Aspects achieved
  • Bronze Award: 8-10 Aspects achieved
  • Silver Award: 11-12 Aspects achieved
  • Gold Award: 13-15 Aspects achieved

Requirements (updated for Covid-19)[edit]

  1. Patrol Jobs: Every Patrol member has a specific job. (Yes/No)
  2. Patrol Corners: There is a properly maintained Patrol corner, display, den, Patrol box, online blog or online presence. (Yes/No)
  3. Attendance: Average % attendance at Patrol and Troop meetings & activities for the period – attendance register kept up to date in Patrol Logbook (65%+)
  4. Patrol Leader Advancement: The PL has earned the following number of Theme badges or has gained Springbok: (9+)
  5. PL Training: PL has completed a Leadership Training Course (LDC, PLTC, PLTU) or completed Leadership advancement requirements (Yes/No) [PL to be awarded a "yes" in 2020 due to Covid-19]
  6. Assistant Patrol Leader Advancement: The APL has earned the following number of Theme badges or has gained First Class: (6+)
  7. APL Training: APL has completed a Leadership Training Course (LDC, PLTC) or completed Leadership advancement requirements (Yes/No) [APL to be awarded a "yes" in 2020 due to Covid-19]
  8. Numbers 3 & 4: No's 3 & 4 have gained the following number of Theme badges in the evaluation year. (3+)
  9. National Challenge: Total number of SDG badges or Covid-19 badges completed by the Patrol members (5+)
  10. Number of scouts: There are at least five scouts in the Patrol. (5+)
  11. Patrol in Council: The Patrol has held at least 4 Patrol in Council meetings this year - recorded in Patrol Logbook: (4+)
  12. Patrol Activities: Number of Patrol activities (including virtual activities or online training) held during this year (not Hikes or camps or during a Troop meeting) - recorded in Patrol Logbook: (2+)
  13. Patrol Hikes: Number of Patrol day (or longer) hikes - recorded in Patrol Logbook: (1+)
  14. Patrol Camping: Number of Patrol camps (or overnight hikes) this year - recorded in Patrol Logbook: (1+)
  15. Patrol Community Service: Scout hours involved in a Community Service Project - recorded in Patrol Logbook: (25+)


Guide to completing the Star Patrol form[edit]

  1. Patrol Jobs: – Jobs must be realistic, understood and functional and carried out during the year. These can include Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Scribe, Den keeper, Log book keeper, Patrol Quartermaster, etc.
  2. Patrol Corners: – Where permanent dens or corners not possible, a portable display is satisfactory.
  3. Attendance: – Must be recorded in the patrol register.
  4. PL Advancement: The number of Theme badges the PL has earned to date.
  5. PL training: The PL must have attended either a recognised Leadership Training Course, (i.e. LDC, PLTC or PLTU) or complete the Leadership requirements in the Personal Development Theme in their current advancement level.
  6. APL Advancement: The number of Theme badges the APL has earned to date.
  7. APL training: The APL must have attended either a recognised Leadership Training Course, (ie. LDC or PLTC) or complete the Leadership requirements in the Personal Development Theme in their current advancement level.
  8. No.’s 3 and 4: The number of Theme badges earned in the evaluation year.
  9. National Challenge: Total number of SDG badges earned by the Patrol members in the evaluation year – this is to encourage participation in the National challenge and build awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  10. Number of Scouts: Total number of Scouts in the Patrol – this needs to be reflected in the attendance register.
  11. Patrol in Council: Minutes of the meeting to be kept in a Patrol Logbook.
  12. Patrol Activities: Must be recorded in the Patrol Logbook. PL was in charge. Defined as a gathering of a Patrol to carry out an activity as a patrol.
  13. Patrol Hikes: Must be recorded in the Patrol Logbook. PL was in charge. Not necessarily overnight but at least 2 hours on the actual hike. Be defined as a gathering of a Patrol.
  14. Patrol Camps or overnight hikes: Must be recorded in the Patrol Logbook. PL was in charge. At least overnight. If patrol exceeds 2 overnight hikes, then the extra ones may be credited to outdoor activities or Patrol Activities. Be defined as a gathering of a Patrol.
  15. Patrol Community Service: – Must be recorded in the Patrol Logbook. Although the period is defined by number of months, the service should be carried out at regular intervals and be meaningful to the community. A Springbok service project may be counted.


Minimum patrol attendance at activities to qualify, must be either 4 Scouts out of a Patrol of 6, 5 Scouts out of a Patrol of 7, or 6 Scouts out of a Patrol of 8 Scouts.


See also[edit]