West Sussex County Scouting operates the Duke of Cornwall Safety Award scheme supported by the West Sussex County Council Resilience and Emergencies Team.
This scheme was launched in response to the severe flooding events that happened in Cornwall in 2010. HRH Prince Charles seeing the devastation caused to the community questioned why youth organisations were not effectively engaged in the recovery efforts as is the case in other countries during major community emergencies. So the education and training of young people to be prepared so they can assist during and after a crisis is what’s behind this Award.
The scheme is a 3 tiered scheme aimed at 5-10 year olds, 10 -14 year olds and 14-18 year olds; Full details about the scheme can be found at www.communitysafetyaward.org.
To register your Section or Group’s intention to take part complete the form below or email the County Office the level you are undertaking and how many participants.
When the Scouts have completed the award, email the office with the Scouts Names and details about what they did to gain the award. The office will then request the badges and certificates from the West Sussex County Council, so please allow time for this when planning any award event.