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A key part of Scouting’s Vision is ensuring that our adult volunteers are valued.


This can be achieved in a number of ways.  There is always the opportunity for informal thanks for a job well done but there are also a number of more formal ways of recognising good service.


First there is the locally awarded Commissioner's Commendation Award.  There are no specific criteria for this and the award is made at the discretion of the County Commissioner.  If you believe that someone deserves recognition for their contribution to Scouting but does not qualify for any other award please make a recommendation via your District Commissioner.


Then there are the Scout Association Awards for Good Service, Gallantry and Meritorious Conduct.  To find out who is eligible for these awards, how you can nominate someone and download the appropriate forms go to:  Scout Association Awards


Finally the valuable work our volunteers do for the benefit of young people can be recognised by National Honours.  A link to the government website describing who can be considered and how to nominate them is here:  National Honours (on


This page was last updated on 29 March 2020 by Paul Amass