New Regional Advisory Group

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South East Scotland Scouts have an excellent history of using Scouting Awards to recognise good service delivered by adult leaders and supporters throughout the Region. It is the responsibility of the Regional Commissioner, Martin Elliot, to ensure that applications are managed and approved in a timely and consistent manner. Martin has therefore established the Regional Awards Advisory Group to provide advice and help manage this process.  The members are Bill Ramsay (Deputy District Commissioner in Edinburgh North East, John Bruce (Vice President of South East Scotland Scouts) and a Youth Member from Borders District. This group of people bring together a wide range of experience, outlook and enthusiasm.   

The team will provide support and guidance for the wide range of awards available. In addition to Good Service, they will give advice on nominations for the Cornwell Scout Badge, Acts of Gallantry and Meritorious Conduct. You can contact the team using our secure email account awards@sesscouts.org.uk 

Timetable for Submission

The timetable for submission of awards for good service is set out below and all nomination forms for Regional approval should also be sent to awards@sesscouts.org.uk. 

Chief Scout’s Commendation and Award for Merit applications

The quarterly deadlines for submission of award decisions for Chief Scout’s Commendation and Award for Merit applications, which can be approved at District level, are the same as the quarterly UK deadlines of:
31 March (past),
30 June,
30 September, 
31 December. 

Nominations for these awards for those in Regional roles should be submitted to the Awards Advisory Group 3 weeks before the above deadlines. 

Bar to Award for Merit applications:

Bar to Award for Merit applications are endorsed at Regional level. The quarterly deadlines for submission of these citations to the South East Scotland Scouts Region Awards Advisory Committee are:

10 March (past),
10 June,
10 September,
10 December.

This will ensure that they can be considered prior to the quarterly UK deadlines.  If the nominee holds their primary appointment in a Group/District, applications must have approval of relevant District Commissioner prior to submission to the South East Scotland Scouts Region Awards Advisory Committee. 

Silver Acorn, Bar to Silver Acorn and Silver Wolf applications:

Silver Acorn, Bar to Silver Acorn and Silver Wolf applications need to be submitted to the South East Scotland Scouts Region Awards Advisory Committee before being submitted to the Scottish Awards Advisory Committee. The quarterly deadlines for submission of applications for these awards to the South East Scotland Scouts Region Awards Advisory Committee are:

10 February (past),
10 May,
10 August,
10 November.

This will ensure that they can be considered prior to the quarterly Scottish deadlines of 01 March, 01 June, 01 September, and 01 December.  If the nominee holds their primary appointment in a Group/District, applications must have approval of relevant District Commissioner prior to submission to the South East Scotland Scouts Region Awards Advisory Committee. 

Good Service Awards explained:

At South East Scotland Scouts we want to thank all our volunteers for their contribution to the Scouts. Find out more about Good Service award criteria. Please refer to the above timetable in advance. These awards are typically used for members and associate members who have consistently given service over and above that which is expected within their role. Learn more about the Good Service Awards HERE.