Adult Support > Awards

We want to thank all our volunteers for their contribution to Scouting and recognise their achievements.

Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of members and recognised volunteers in your team. You can use an award to recognise:

  • gallantry and meritorious conduct

  • outstanding and exceptional service

  • long service

Click here for full information on the Awards that are available.

Long service awards are automatically issued; however all other awards require a nomination to be made.

Remember that formal awards are just one way to say thanks. Get more ideas for thanking volunteers and recognising what they do.

Making a Nomination

Anyone can nominate any adult member or associate member for a Good Service Award, as the awards are progressive there are different methods to nominate someone depending on the previous awards they have been presented and the service they have given.

It is advisable to check that they have met the criteria, however if that is not possible please complete the form as much as you are able and contact your District Commissioner or Merseyside's Awards Advisory Group for support.

Chief Scout's Commendation and Award for Merit

Complete the application form below with as much information as possible and pass it to the nominee’s District Commissioner or the District Awards Advisory Group (if one is in place).

Bar to the Award for Merit

Complete the application form below with as much information as possible and pass it to the County Commissioner by email to Merseyside's Awards Advisory Group.

Silver Acorn, Bar to the Silver Acorn or Silver Wolf

Complete the application form below with as much information as possible and pass it to the County Commissioner by email to Merseyside's Awards Advisory Group.

It is advised that you read the support on how to write a good citation.

Note: award nominations must be submitted electronically.

Timescales for Submission

In Merseyside, we operate two cycles of Good Service Award nomination consideration, each year. The deadline of submission of nominations for the Bar to the Award for Merit, the Silver Acorn, Bar to the Silver Acorn and Silver Wolf, to Merseyside's Awards Advisory Group are:

  • 31st July
  • 31st December

We then hold two Adult Awards evening annually, to celebrate those adults who have been awarded Good Service Awards.

Awards for Meritorious Conduct, for both young people and adults, are considered by the County Commissioner throughout the year - there is no specific deadline for nominations - but they should be submitted to Merseyside's Awards Advisory Group.

Award Approvals

Level Awards that can be approved Awards that can be approved if the recipient only holds a role at that level
District

Commissioners' Commendation Award

Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service

Award for Merit

 
County

Bar to the Award for Merit

Silver Acorn (From Jan 19)

Commisioners' Commendation Award

Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service

Award for Merit

National HQ

Bar to Silver Acorn

Silver Wolf

Gallantry

Meritorious Conduct

Cornwell Scout Badge

Chief Scout's Personal Award

Commisioners' Commendation Award

Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service

Award for Merit

Bar to the Award for Merit

Silver Acorn