Founded in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth development award with over a million-youth participating in over 140 countries. It is now available to youth aged 14 to 24 through the Nevada Area Council. 

The Award is an exciting self-development program focusing on creating global citizens and empowering young people on a journey of personal discovery and development of life skills through service, physical fitness, skill development and an adventurous journey. The Award is achieved through activities within the local community and is largely self-directed. The Award also provides the perfect opportunity to further challenge Eagle, Summit and Quartermaster award holders and keep them connected to Scouting, as well as also work alongside those awards. It can be an alternative to traditional Scout advancement but can also assist Scouts obtain rank.

Award participants were celebrated at a the 2019 World Scout Jamboree last Summer. Participants, Leaders and Award holders from over 130 + Countries gathered together to celebrate more than 240 inspirational Scouts as they received their awards. Scouts also gathered at Philmont Scout Ranch setting out on treks as part of their Award.