Welcome to the official page of the Pacific Coast Council top section awards!
In Scouts Canada, each section (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers) have a top section award that go along with them. Top section awards are made for youth in their final years of scouting to pursue as a project to connect with their community and gain scouting skills all at the same time. For the younger generations, these are known as the North Star Award and the Seasonee Award and for older sections they are known as the Chief Scouts Award (CSA) and the Queens Venturer Award (QVA). As we get into the older sections, the requirements for the award become increasingly difficult. For these reasons, the Pacific Coast Council likes to acknowledge the immense amount of effort put into the awards through an award ceremony.
Last year, the top section award ceremonies were all held virtually due to the novel Coronavirus, however, we are excited to announce that we will be returning to an in-person event! While the date and location of this event is still in the works, we are accepting applications for either award at this time. If you are a scout leader who has been assisting youth in completing their top section awards, you may have remembered that the application form was a paper copy. This year, the PCC is making the transition to on online registration form for youth to sign up to attend the event.
To register yourself or a youth for a top section award:
1. Make sure you have completed the applicable top section award requirements. These can be found below:
2. Once you have verified that you have completed the appropriate requirements for your sections award, please use the below link to register and confirm your award completion with the council.
Note: Registrations are being accepted until April 30th, 2022. Please have this step completed before this dateTop Section Award Registration
3. Closer to the event date, all recipients will receive an email regarding the ceremony which will request further information from each youth. Please keep an eye out for this information closer to the ceremony date!
We can't wait to hear all about what you have done for your top section award this year! Once you have registered, please keep an eye on your email inbox for updates as we solidify more information!
If you have any questions, please contact Ethan Russell, the Council Youth Commissioner, at Ethan.Russell@Scouts.ca for further assistance.
Both events will take place on May 28th, 2022 and will be located at the Vancouver Ismaili Center in Burnaby. Exact times of both events will be announced closer to the date.
While many of the smaller details to this event are still in the works, we will be following all health guidlines put forth by the province of British Columbia, Scouts Canada, and the location of the event. All guests attending the event will be expected to adhere to these guidelines as well. As we continue to build our safety plan, we will keep all families updated!
This year, both the Chief Scouts Award and Queens Venturer award will only be held with the Pacific Coast Council.