St George’s Day Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce that the following adult volunteers have been recognised during 2020 and as such will be eligible to attend the next National parade at Windsor. Congratulations one and all.

Silver Wolf

Roger Starr – Chair BP Boathouse     

Colin Parsons – Group President 91st Bristol, Cabot     

Bar to the Silver Acorn

Graham Brant  –  County Commissioner

Michael Long  –  Appointments Advisory Member, Cabot       

Andrew Scully  –  County Trainer; ADC (Cubs), Bristol South   

Peter Hart  –  County Canoe Assessor; ASL 1st Bishopston, Cabot    

Barrie Dunn  –  Executive Member/ Camp Warden, 1st Keynsham, Wansdyke   

Paul Carter  –  ASL 148th Bristol, Bristol South

Silver Acorn

Tim Adams  –  AESL Keynsham ESU, Wansdyke   

Alan Bartlett  –  County D of E Advisor; District Scouter, Cotswold Edge    

Nick Lake  –  County Climbing Advisor; ESL Saxons ESU, Wansdyke   

Marion Collis  –  ABSL 90th Bristol, Cabot   

Simon Williams  –  SL 175th Bristol, Bristol South   

Tim Cann  –  Skills Instructor, 1st Keynsham, Wansdyke 

Chris Harris  –  ESL Zeus ESU, Cotswold Edge 

Information about the Awards

Baden-Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint of Scouting. St George embodied the qualities to which he wanted Scouts to aspire: faith, bravery and determination. St George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April each year and is an important day in the Scouting calendar where adults can be recognised with good service awards.

The Silver Wolf : In recognition of services to Scouting of the most exceptional nature. The Silver Wolf Award was introduced by Lord Baden-Powell and remains the Scout Association’s highest award for service to Scouting. The Silver Wolf is the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout and is only awarded ‘for service of an exceptional nature’. It is not normally awarded until at least a Silver Acorn has been gained. In practice, this means that it is seldom awarded for less than 30 years’ service, although this is not always the case.

The Bar to the Silver Acorn : In recognition of further specially distinguished service The Bar to the Silver Acorn can only be awarded after a Silver Acorn has been gained.

 The Silver Acorn : In recognition of specially distinguished service. The Silver Acorn was first introduced as a St George’s Day Award in 1933. It is not normally awarded until after at least the Award for Merit has been gained and is seldom awarded for less than 20 years’ service.

Bar to the Award for Merit : In recognition of further outstanding service to Scouting. The Bar to the Award for Merit can only be awarded after The Award for Merit has been gained as well as a five further years of outstanding service.

Award for Merit : In recognition of outstanding service to Scouting. The Award for Merit can only be awarded after a minimum of 12 years (exceptionally 10 years) outstanding service.

Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service : In recognition of good service to Scouting. The Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service can only be awarded after a minimum of five years good service.