County Standard

The West Sussex Scouts County Standard is awarded to Scout Groups who maintain the standards and levels of achievement outlined in this application document.

County Standard Application

County Standard Application

Application Process

  1. Self-assessment and completion of the application document by the Group Scout Leader in partnership with the Group Executive Committee and Section Leaders. Once complete send/email it to your District Commissioner.
  2. District Commissioner reviews and if appropriate endorses the application and sends/emails it to the County Commissioner.
  3. County Commissioner (or nominee), along with your District Commissioner will arrange a visit to the Group for an informal discussion, to see the Group in action and confirm the award. On confirmation, a certificate will be presented at this visit, or another suitable occasion.

The County Standard is awarded for a period of three years, at which time a further application should be submitted.


  • All requirements are mandatory and apply to all sections in the Scout Group.
  • Where the Scout Group has multiple Colonies, Packs and Troops please complete the checklist for each of these.
  • Where appropriate details of appointments, adult training and membership records should be correct on the headquarters membership management system (Compass).