Scouts Australia

Recognition of Service to Scouting

The service of adult and youth members to scouting can be recognised in a number of ways.

 

Adult Recognition Awards (ARA)

On an annual basis adults in scouting are invited to nominate leaders, adult helpers and/or supporters for ARA, according to awards qualifications as the following table.  Anyone can submit nominations for ARA.


Adult Recognition Award
Special Service Award &
Meritorious Service Award
Nomination_Form.docx

Adult Recognition Award
All other Awards

Nomination_Form.docx

Adult Recognition Award
Rover Service Award

Nomination_Form.docx

2021 ARA nominations are to be submitted by Saturday 27th February 2021 to nominations@scoutsact.com.au

Guidance For Nominating ARA Awards

2021_Guide_For_ARA_Nominations.pdf

Years of Service

Years of service badges are automatically awarded every 5 years on the anniversary of the appointment as a training leader. 

Years of Service milestones are confirmed by the Appointments Committee on behalf of the Chief Commissioner. 

Certificates and badges are issued to the Group Leader / Unit Manager for presentation at an appropriate section/group event.

Chief Commissioners Award

The Chief Commissioners Award can be awarded at any time for any purpose.  Group Leaders and Unit Leaders can nominate leaders,

adult helpers and/or supporters and youth members for outstanding service to ACT Scouting. 

Chief Commissioners Awards are presented directly by the Chief Commissioner.

Chief Commissioners Award nomination_form.docx.  Send to nominations@scoutsact.com.au.

Group Commendation

For Scout Groups and Rover Unit, the Group Council, Group Committee, Unit Executive can nominate adult and youth members for a Group Commendation.

Group Commendations are awarded to recognise specific service, positive behaviour or a significant contribution to the life and success of scouting at Scout Group / Rover Unit.

A sample Group Commendation template is provided as a starting point for Group Commendations. group_commendation_template.docx

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