We’re incredibly proud to be presenting dozens of adult service awards this year. Although we’d love to present them personally this hasn’t been possible, so we’ve sent them out to our fantastic volunteers. Please see below all the awards that have been awarded to Potteries North volunteers this year.
A reminder you can nominate adults for Scouting awards here https://pnscouts.org.uk/awards
|The Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service||Awarded in respect of not less than 5 years good service, which stands out. It should be regarded as the Chief Scout's recognition of the very real contribution made to the Scouts by the individual concerned.|
|The Award for Merit||Awarded for outstanding service. It implies keen, conscientious, imaginative and dedicated service over a sustained period, of at least 12 years duration (exceptionally 10).|
|The Bar to the Award for Merit||Awarded after at least five years of further outstanding service after receiving the Award for Merit.|
|The Silver Acorn||Awarded after at least 20 years’ service, which should be specially distinguished and appreciably better than outstanding.|
|The Bar to the Silver Acorn||Awarded after at least five years of similarly distinguished service after receiving the Silver Acorn.|
|The Silver Wolf||This award is the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout. It's only awarded for service of a most exceptional nature.
It's not normally awarded until at least a Silver Acorn has been previously gained and a further prolonged period of exceptional service has been achieved. In practice, it's rarely awarded for less than 30 years’ service although, because it is the Chief Scout’s unrestricted gift, no length of service is prescribed.