Reward and Recognition

The Scout Association have recently made revisions to the Awards and Decorations process. The overriding change is that decisions for Awards for Good Service have now been devolved locally to District and County Commissioners – this means decisions are better informed and – in my humble – more meaningful. The criteria for Awards for Good Service are currently unchanged.

Districts can award Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service, and Award for Merit. County can now award Bar to the Award for Merit and Silver Acorn.

The criteria for these Awards can be found here.

Awards for Good Service

In Shropshire, the central County Awards and Decorations Advisory Committee, staffed by volunteers from across the three Districts and the County Team will consider Award nominations and make a recommendation to the relevant Commissioner. This will share the workload and ensure consistency across our patch.

County Awards and Decorations Advisory Committee

Your District Commissioner has a nomination for someone to sit on the County Awards and Decorations Advisory Committee – should you wish to support the Committee please let your District Commissioner know. Recommendations will be made by the committee as a whole, however, understanding of local circumstances and situations will inform the recommendation process.

Nominating

Should you wish to nominate a volunteer for a Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service or Award for Merit, please submit this form to awards@shropshirescouts.org.uk 

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Should you wish to nominate a volunteer for a Bar to the Award for Merit or Silver Acorn, please submit this form to awards@shropshirescouts.org.uk

https://scouts.org.uk/media/979485/Nomination-form-for-the-Bar-to-the-Award-for-Merit-Silver-Acorn-branded_EditableForm.pdf

If you wish to nominate a volunteer for a Chief Scout’s Personal Award, please submit this
form to awards@shropshirescouts.org.uk

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If you wish to nominate a volunteer for a Bar to Silver Acorn or Silver Wolf, please submit this form to awards@shropshirescouts.org.uk

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Decorations for Gallantry and Meritorious Conduct

Decorations for Gallantry and Meritorious Conduct remain unchanged. More information can be found here.

Commissioner’s Commendation

Commissioner’s Commendation recognise adult and youth members and non-members for their contribution to Scouting and is the gift of the County or District Commissioner. Should you have a young person, adult volunteer or member of the community that supports Scouting locally please let me know at countycommissioner@shropshirescouts.org.uk or speak to your District Commissioner.

In Shropshire we have recently awarded a parent who has undertaken exemplary fund-raising efforts for one groups and a Cub who, off her own back, hosted a bake sale at school to support others in her pack.

Shropshire Scouts Merit Award

Shropshire Scouts have two local Awards beyond the Commissioner’s Commendation. The Shropshire Merit Award is awarded to those who have gone over and above in supporting or representing Scouting in Shropshire.

If you wish to nominate anyone please let me know at countycommissioner@shropshirescouts.org.uk

Shropshire Scouts With Thanks Award

The other is the Shropshire Scouts With Thanks – these recognise single, one-off actions that deserve recognition. The Awardee is presented with a very natty, shiny badge.

If you wish to nominate anyone please let me know at countycommissioner@shropshirescouts.org.uk

If you have any questions or require any clarity please do not hesitate to ask.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls