CSA Hall of Fame

Chief Scout's Award

About The Chief Scout’s Award


On September 18, 1973, Roland Michener, then Governor General and the Chief Scout of Canada, inaugurated the Chief Scout’s Award.  In his challenge, the Chief Scout said that Scouts who receive the award will have exemplified Scouting’s principles through leadership, voluntary service to the community, and outdoor skills.  These elements provide the award’s focus.

The obligation of every Scouting program is to offer every participant in the Troop the chance to achieve the Chief Scout’s Award. However, participation in the Troop does not guarantee the automatic presentation of this level’s highest achievement. A recipient of the Chief Scout’s Award has demonstrated the personal desire to reach a little farther, to work a little harder and to put even more back into the community.

A holder of the Chief Scout’s Award has earned the highest progression level of the Scout program, Trailblazer Scout.  In addition, there are several more tasks to be accomplished before this final step is acknowledged. By the time a Scout is ready to qualify for the Chief Scout’s Award, they have performed over 30 hours of service in the community, many of it self-directed. They developed a self-directed program of outdoor adventure skills training. Additional on a touchstone project exposes a Chief Scout Candidate to the many issues of today, and they have taken an active role in promoting those issues with the public.

Chief Scout candidates often amass more than 100 kilometers in hiking camps and they spend time as trainers helping their fellow Scouts work on their own achievements.

Having done all of that, the recipient of a Chief Scout’s Award must submit their work for judgment by their fellow Scouts.

Canadian Chief Scout’s Award recipients have gone on to travel in space, and become political leaders.  Some have been recognized worldwide as authors and scientists.


6th Dundas Trailblazer Scouts, Holders of the Chief Scout’s Award

Phil F. - 2017River M. - 2017Adam S. - 2017Andy Y. - 2017
Matthew B. - 2018Amy S. - 2018Jacob S. - 2018Dylan B. - 2019
Leaf M. - 2019Ben W. - 2020Heidi S. - 2021


Chief Scout’s Recipients Press Coverage


Adam brings smiles to seniors during Scout-Guide Week” – Dundas Star News, March 2, 2017

6th Dundas Scouts earn top award” – Dundas Star News, May 18, 2017

Dedicated scouts hold drive to achieve highest award” – Dundas Star News, March 1, 2018

Dundas youths earn Scouts Canada awards” – Dundas Star News, May 9, 2019