Congratulations to everyone who received a Good Service award in the past yearWe are delighted that your efforts have been recognised by the Chief Scout and your Scouting friends.  

The most recent award was presented to Ian Nicolson whose exceptional service to the 15th Edinburgh North East Scout Group, the Regional Training Team and the community in his role as a member of the St Andrews Ambulance Association have been recognised by the award of the Silver Acorn.


Ian Nicolson

Martin Elliot also presented awards to members of the Bonaly ASU for their outstanding service over many years.

Remember, you can nominate any adult member for a good service award. If you need help or advice, then contact the Awards Advisory Team who will check the relevant criteria and assist in the completion of the appropriate nomination form.  This should be submitted for approval by the end of February 2024. Our email address is

After that date, we anticipate that an improved stream lined process will be in place using the new system that will replace Compass.  This will enable online applications to be created and passed direct to your Lead Volunteer.

For those of you who haven’t nominated someone before, we recommend that you focus on the person’s role, their achievements and importantly how their Group or District have benefited directly from their actions. For example, the nominee may be a Trustee who has raised funds for new equipment which resulted in the Troop increasing the number of camping nights. Mention key facts such as the part they played in the fund-raising event, how much was raised, what was purchased and how many extra camping nights were achieved.  

John Bruce
Regional Awards Advisory Group

Find out more at Regional Advisory Group – SE Region (