Do you know someone in the District who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding services to Scouting, length of service, a special act of heroism and bravery, courage, endurance or devotion to duty under suffering? Well we want to know about them!

The Scout Association has a number of prestigious awards for members and as a voluntarily organisation it’s an important way of saying, “thank you”. The District have presented an astonishing number of people with Awards, but we know there are more people in the District who continue to modestly do great things for young people and Scouting locally who may be overlooked. We need your help to find them!

Commissioner’s Commendation

This is a local award used by any commissioner to recognise youth members, volunteers and non-members for their contribution to the Scouts. This award carries no set criteria, is shown by a purple knot and is worn on the uniform in the same location as other volunteer awards.

Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge may be a suitable local thank you for a short-term valuable piece of work or a longer-term commitment.

The Thanks Badge can be awarded to adults who are either members of the of Scouts or non members, but can also be awarded to a young person if the occasion warrants it.

Examples of why to give a thanks badge (opens a new page)

Other Awards

Recognising achievements and thanking volunteers for their contribution to Scouts, their are other awards are available, please check on HQ website (opens new page).

Nomination Form

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If selecting Other above, please indicate which award you are nominating for.