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Awarding a 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 is a local award used by any commissioner or Team UK to recognise youth members, volunteers and non-members for their contribution to the Scouts.

Commissioner's Commendation

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.

During the coronavirus pandemic, many have stepped up to support individuals and communities in different ways. The Scouts is keen to recognise these efforts using our current awards, so in addition to recognising the superb work done by individuals both within the Scouts and the community, until the 30 June 2022, Sections and Groups can also receive a Commissioner's Commendation where their collective action is in relation to positive community-based activity in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

If an individual’s efforts during the coronavirus pandemic are remarkably outstanding, Commissioners may wish to nominate the individual for a Chief Scout’s Personal Award instead.

Uploading award to Compass

For volunteers, once a Commissioner's Commendation has been awarded, the details of the award should be submitted to UK Headquarters using the Commissioner's Commendation - Compass upload form so their Compass record can be updated.

Awards will be uploaded to Compass once a quarter (in January, April, July and October).

Certificates

Commissioner's Commendation certificates are available to buy as a pack of 10.

Purchase from Scout Store

Badges

Commissioner's Commendation cloth badges can be ordered from Scout Store.

Buy a cloth badge

Brooches

Commissioner's Commendation brooches can be bought from Scout Store.

Purchase a brooch