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Awards process

Which level can approve which awards?

District Commissioners (and above) can approve:

County/Area/Region (Scotland) Commissioners (and above) can approve:

  • Commissioner's Commendation
  • The Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service
  • The Award for Merit
  • The Bar to the Award for Merit
  • The Silver Acorn

Only the National Awards Advisory Group can approve

  • The Bar to Silver Acorn
  • The Silver Wolf
  • Gallantry awards
  • Meritorious Conduct awards
  • The Cornwell Scout Badge
  • The Chief Scout's Personal Award

Lower Good Service deadlines and processing

Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service, Award for Merit, Bar to the Award for Merit and Silver Acorn deadlines and what happens with local award decisions once submitted to UK Headquarters

Deadlines for Lower Good Service

Higher Good Service deadlines and processing

Bar to the Silver Acorn and Silver Wolf deadlines and what happens with nominations once submitted to UK Headquarters.

Deadlines for Higher Good Service awards

Meritorious Conduct/Gallantry deadlines and processing

Meritorious Conduct/Gallantry awards, Cornwell Scout Badge and Chief Scout's Personal Award deadlines and what happens with nominations once submitted to UK Headquarters.

Deadlines for Meritorious Conduct/Gallantry awards

Length of Service processing

How and when Length of Service awards are processed and sent out by UK Headquarters.

Deadlines for Length of Service awards

Wood Badge processing

How and when Wood Badges are processed and sent out by UK Headquarters.

Read the Wood Badge process