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Nominating for Good Service Awards

At the Scouts we have Awards to recognise the amazing work our volunteers do, there are different Good Service Awards to celebrate volunteers throughout their time in Scouting.

Good Service Awards and the criteria for nomination

To be awarded a Good Service Award the nominee must meet the following criteria which applies to all awards:


Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service
The nominee should have a minimum of five years good service.


Award for Merit
The nominee should have a minimum of 12 years (exceptionally 10 years) outstanding service.


Bar to the Award for Merit
The nominee must have been awarded The Award for Merit and completed five further years of outstanding service.


Silver Acorn
The nominee should have a minimum of 20 years of specially distinguished service.


Bar to the Silver Acorn
The nominee must have been awarded The Silver Acorn and completed five further years of specially distinguished service.


Silver Wolf
For service of the most exceptional nature, it is not normally considered before The Silver Acorn has been presented.

I would like to nominate someone for a Good Service Award, what do I do?

Anyone can nominate any adult member or associate member for a Good Service Award, as the awards are progressive there are different methods to nominate someone depending on the previous awards they have been presented and the service they have given.

It is advisable to check that they have met the criteria outlined above, however if that is not possible please complete the form as much as you are able and contact the nominee’s Commissioner or the local Awards Advisory Group for support.

Good Service Awards Nomination Form Guidance Notes

To nominate someone for Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service or The Award for Merit complete the application form below with as much information as possible and pass it to the nominee’s Commissioner or the local Awards Advisory Group (if one is in place).

Nomination Form for the Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service & the Award for Merit (Editable PDF)

To nominate someone for The Bar to the Award for Merit or The Silver Acorn, complete the application form below with as much information as possible and pass it to the nominee’s Commissioner or the local Awards Advisory Group (if one is in place).

Nomination Form for the Bar to the Award for Merit & the Silver Acorn (Editable PDF)

To nominate someone for The Bar to the Silver Acorn or The Silver Wolf, complete the application form below with as much information as possible and pass it to the nominee’s Commissioner or the local Awards Advisory Group (if one is in place).

Nomination Form for the Bar to the Silver Acorn & the Silver Wolf (Editable PDF)

Support on how to write a good citation


If you are unsure which form to use please do contact your local Awards Advisory Group, Commissioner or the Scout Information Centre for support.

 

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