At the Scouts we want to thank all our volunteers for their contribution to the Scouts – it’s an important way to make sure people stay with us and to recognise their achievements and Good Service awards are one way of doing this.

Anyone in the District can fill out a nomination form.

AwardAward Description & Service Requirements
Commissioner’s CommendationThis is a great way of showing thanks for a young person or adult that’s done something extra special.
You can nominate them for this District Commissioner’s award regardless of age, previous awards or experience.
The Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good ServiceAwarded 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 MeritAwarded 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 MeritAwarded after at least five years of further outstanding service after receiving the Award for Merit
The Silver AcornAwarded after at least 20 years’ service, which should be specially distinguished and appreciably better than outstanding.
The Bar to the Silver AcornAwarded after at least five years of similarly distinguished service after receiving the Silver Acorn.
The Silver WolfThis 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.