St George’s Day Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce that the following adult volunteers have been recognised in the 2019 St George’s Day Awards. Congratulations one and all.

Silver Wolf

Robert Gray : Group Scout Active Support Member, Group President, 151st Bristol Fishponds Baptist, District Scout Active Support Member, District Executive Committee Member, Brunel

John Anthony Smith : Section Assistant, 78th Kingswood Badminton Road Methodist, District Chairman, District Training Adviser, Kingswood

Bar to the Silver Acorn

Frederick John Webb : District Scout Active Support Member, Cabot, County Adviser

Silver Acorn

Eunice Mary Cornelius : Group Scout Leader, 9th Bristol, District Training Adviser, Bristol South

Simon Charles Glover : Assistant Group Scout Leader, 4th Bristol(1st Southmead), Cabot

Ann Sheridan Gray : Group Scout Active Support Member, 151st Bristol Fishponds Baptist, District Scout Active Support Member, Brunel

Roy Arthur Harrison : Assistant Section Leader, 1st Thornbury, Cotswold Edge

Audrey Elizabeth Holder : Assistant Section Leader, Group Scout Leader, 81st Bristol St Andrews Hartcliffe, Bristol South

Robert French Laurence  : Group Scout Leader, 90th Bristol Westbury Methodists, District Scout Active Support Manager, District Training Administrator, District Training Adviser, Cabot

David Graham Miles : Assistant Group Scout Leader, 1st Congresbury, District Training Adviser, Axe, County Assessor, County Skills Instructor

Antony William Rees : District Executive Committee Member, Bristol South

Janet Christine Staddon : Section Assistant, 63rd Bristol – St. Andrew’s with St. Bartholomew’s, District Appointments Advisery Committee Member, Brunel

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.