The Merchant Company of Edinburgh have a challenge for you – and a prize to match!

The Merchant Company Initiative Prize is a chance for young people in your Group to win £500 and gain recognition for Scouting in your local area.  It’s also a great opportunity for young people to bolster their CV.

What do you need to do to win the prize?  Any individual or group can apply if they can demonstrate a project undertaken in the following areas:

  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Environmental, community and/or charitable involvement
  • Business skills

You can find out more about the Initiative Prize at – anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 can apply.