Scouting in Ireland awards merit badges to Scouts , who have successfully
completed the topic for which the badge is awarded. There are also four main badges which
correspond to a Scouts climb of the Scouting ladder. These are, the Tracker Badge, the
Explorer Badge, the Star Scout Badge and the National Scout Badge. Finally, an ultimate
award, The Chief Scout Award can be attained for exceptionally dedicated scouts. Nearly
all Scouts reach the Star Scout level, so naming everybody who has got a Star Scout Badge
would take forever.Therefore I will name all the National and Chief Scout awards achieved
by the Troop.
The chief Scout is the highest individual award a Scout can receive. In order to qualify a Scout must complete the 4 previous stages.
He then applies to the Chief Scout for his award. The Scout then attends an interview with the Chief Scout. During this interview, the Chief gets to know the Scout and what his interests are. He then gives the Scout a topic (usually something of interest to the Scout) and the Scout must produce a project.
To attain the award is not easy and requires many hours, weeks and months of research
and learning on the topic. The project is then submitted and one waits in anticipation of
a fovourable reply from the Chief. The St. Pauls Scout troop has achieved 15 Chief Scout
The Chief Scout Award.
Project: Justice System
Project: Waterford Crystal
Project: N.A.S.A. Space Exploration
Project: Architecture in Waterford
Project: Bonsai Plants
Project: Build a Bridge
Project: Profile on Protestant Religion
Project: History of the Irish Cross
Project: To make a Writing Bureau
Project: To produce a Video of Regional &
National Scouting Events.
Project: To produce an Orienteering Map.
Project: History of Waterford.
Project: History of Nirvana.