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    Queen's Scout Award

    Just completed my DofE Gold expo and we were talking about QSA but how much time would have to be put in on the other sections? Also do I hve to be an explorer because I am now over 18 but am an adult in scouting.
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    If you are over 18, you have to join (or at least register as a member of) Scout Network to be able to complete the QSA.

    When you say the "other sections" do you mean the other DofE sections, or the 2 from international/faith/environment? These should probably require the same amount of effort/time as put into the other DofE sections, but it does really depend on what you decide to do for them.

    You surely must have already done 18 nights camping during Explorers, so that shouldn't be an issue.

    The final thing is the presentation.
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    Ah so I have to join network? Yep i meant the 2 activities from international/faith/environment. What is the presentation?

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    Most people who achieve QSA will be over 18. It's one of the things Network is for!

    The details are at the Support and Resources page

    Go to it, and good luck!

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    yer I want to do it because theres not that much to do but I will be at uni next year so I dont know if network will be avaliable. Or will it be more avaliable?

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    It really does depend on the county/area, hence why saying "at least registered with".

    Do you know where you're going to be at uni yet? Generally, it does seem that university towns are better covered with Network provision than elsewhere though.
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    well depending on my grades it will either be Oxford or Sheffield but I will find out on the 19th.

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    There may be a Student Scout and Guide Organisation at your university (or you can start one if there isn't). Also, get in touch with the District and County your uni is in, they will be able to put you in touch with local Network provision. You can stay a member of your local Network too.

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    Not sure about Oxford, but Sheffield has an active SSAGO at the uni, who will be able to sort out getting you registered with Network there.

    But I'd still suggest at least registering locally now, so that you don't land up with a time gap.
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    Just checked on the website someone posted and it said both cities do have them. This would mean I could complete QSA while member of these groups as they would have links with network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny123 View Post
    Just checked on the website someone posted and it said both cities do have them. This would mean I could complete QSA while member of these groups as they would have links with network?
    Links with Network depends on the locality, but they'd certainly be able to point you in the right direction. As long as you are a member of Network, it doesn't matter where you actually do the rest of the requirements... other than its the County Network Commissioner that signs off the award!
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    Cool thanks for all the help. Just a quick question that I ihave just thought of -

    Is the network uniform same as the leaders uniform?
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    If I was a leader at home and a network at uni would most people just wear the same uniform with the same badges on (i.e. just choose one to wear) and change the scarf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny123 View Post
    Cool thanks for all the help. Just a quick question that I ihave just thought of -

    Is the network uniform same as the leaders uniform?
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    If I was a leader at home and a network at uni would most people just wear the same uniform with the same badges on (i.e. just choose one to wear) and change the scarf?
    Yes the same, and I think you can wear both lots of address badges (I've certainly seen that done, and think it looks fine). You've got far more important things to spend money on at uni than having multiple uniforms.

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    definately

    I was just curious really.

    thanks for all your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSheppard View Post
    Not sure about Oxford, but Sheffield has an active SSAGO at the uni, who will be able to sort out getting you registered with Network there.

    But I'd still suggest at least registering locally now, so that you don't land up with a time gap.
    Oxford does (OUSGG) its one of the longest running in the country having started pre 1920.
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