HOME—International Scouting—Highest Rank/Award
Picture of Top Award
|Scout / Venturer Advancement Progression|
(Garuda Scout—the garuda is a
mythical bird in Hindu & Buddhist
mythology; also equated with eagle)
|The highest award in each of Gerakan Pramuka's 4 levels|
is called Pramuka Garuda (Garuda Scout or Eagle Scout).
The awards are color-coded: green for Cubs (ages 7-10),
red for Scouts (ages 11-15), yellow for Seniors (ages
16-20), and tan for Rovers (ages 21-25). [Adults in
Indonesian Scouting must be age 26 and over or
Senior ranks leading toward Pramuka Garuda are: Calon
Bantara (Bantara Cadet, or CARA), Penegak Bantara
(Bantara Senior), and Penegak Laksana (Laksana Senior).
Chief Scout Award
|As part of Scouting Ireland's "ONE Programme", all 5|
program levels (Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts,
Venture Scouts, & Rover Scouts) have identically named
top awards (the Chief Scout Award).
(Scout Association of Japan)
(Mt Fuji, Japan's highest mountain,
has national and religious significance)
|A Scout in Japan can earn 4 ranks: Tenderfoot (Sho-kyu),|
Second Class (Ni-kyu), First Class (Ikkyu), and
Chrysanthemum (Kiku) Scout.
A Venture Scout can further earn the Venture Badge,
Venture Award, and the Fuji Award.
(International Scouts, Troop 1, Yokohama,
Japan; only remaining directly chartered
troop by World Scout Bureau)
|A Scout in Troop 1 can earn 6 ranks: Tenderfoot, Second|
Class, First Class, Forward, Unity, and Globe.
(Kenya Scouts Association)
(Kiribati Scout Association)
(Korea Scout Association)
|A Scout in South Korea can earn 6 ranks: Tenderfoot,|
Second Class, First Class, Star, Mugunghwa [the
national flower of Korea], and Tiger Scout.
(Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia)
|A Junior Scout (Pengakap Muda) in Malaysia can earn 3|
ranks: Usaha (Third Class), Maju (Second Class), Jaya
(First Class), followed by the green Rambu Pengakap
Muda (Junior Scout Lanyard).
A Senior Scout (Pengakap Remaja) can earn 5 badges:
Jaya Diri (Independence), Kemahiran (Skills), Kegiatan
(Activities), Ekspedisi (Expedition), & Perkhidmatan
(Service), followed by the yellow Rambu Pengakap
Remaja (Senior Scout Lanyard), and then Pengakap Raja
(The Scout Association of Maldives)
(The Scout Association of Malta)
(Asociación de Scouts de México)
(Eagle Knight; based on the ancient
|A Scout in Nepal can earn 5 progressive badges, the|
first 4 named after mountain peaks in Nepal: BP Scout
Peak, Annapurna, Kanchanjanga, Everest, and President
(SCOUTS New Zealand)
|A Scout in New Zealand can earn 4 awards: Bronze|
Scout Award, Silver Scout Award, Gold Scout Award,
and the Chief Scout's Award.
A Venturer can also earn 4 awards: Bronze Venturer
Award, Silver Venturer Award, Gold Venturer Award,
and the Queen's Scout Award.
(GirlGuiding New Zealand)
|A Guide in New Zealand must earn a number of badges|
and certificates leading to the Guides Aotearoa Award (a
A Ranger must earn a number of badges, the most
significant of which is the Peak Award (considered to be
the halfway point toward the top award), and culminating
with the Queen's Guide Award. One required
accomplishment is the 'Marketing Certificate', which
teaches girls to promote advertising and selling of
Guide Biscuits [cookies].
(Chief Scout's Top Award)
|Norges Speiderforbund has 3 identically named highest|
awards for the Scout (Stifinner; blue), Hiker (Vandrer;
green), and Rover (maroon) levels.
(Asociación Nacional de Scouts de
(refers to an indigenous Panamanian
leader who fought against the Spanish
(Boy Scouts of the Philippines)
|A Scout in the Philippines can earn 3 ranks: Tenderfoot|
Class, Second Class, and First Class.
A Senior Scout can earn 5 ranks: Explorer Scout,
Pathfinder Scout, Outdoorsman Scout (Airman,
Seaman), Venturer Scout (Air Venture, Sea Venture),
and Eagle Scout (the Eagle Scout knot, by the way,
is a carrick bend).
(Girl Scouts of the Philippines)
Chief Girl Scout Medal
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