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.

All Good Service award nominees must:

  • Hold a volunteer appointment as a member or associate member of the Scouts.

  • Have enough service for the award they’re being nominated for.

  • Have a valid disclosure (if relevant for their active roles).

  • Have not received a Good Service award in the last five years.

  • Have completed all mandatory training relevant to all active roles (or is within three years of appointment to the active roles).

  • Have the correct previous Good Service award (if relevant for the award they’re being nominated for).

If an individual does not meet all the necessary criteria for a Good Service award, please still use the form to make a reccomendation, and we will consider alternative awards (such as a 'with thanks' award, or a 'commissioners commendation' award.

Length of Service awards are just one way the Chief Scout shows gratitude for this service at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 year intervals (based on the start dates listed on Compass). Service need not be continuous.

Awards Nomination Form 

If you know someone who deserves an award, use this form to automatically pass a recommendation to the Awards Advisory Group

Special Thanks

If you know of someone who deserves a special thanks, pass a recommendation here and they will receive a Thanks card from the DC

Missing an Award?

If you believe that you are missing a long service award, use this form to let us know

Our volunteers are amazing, and we want to do everything we can to recognise their outstanding commitment 

Recognising our Volunteers