Who is the Commissioner's Commendation for?Commissioners Commendation

The Commissioner's Commendation is a local award used by any Commissioner to recognise youth members, volunteers and non-members for their contribution to Scouts.  

It is designed to recognise the significant service of individuals, where the service concerned does not qualify them for an Award for Good Service from HQ.    Examples would be a section leader or section assistant who has attended section meetings, but without giving wider service; members of campsite service crews, caretakers or fundraisers who have given dedicated service in the background to support Scouting in the groups and districts of Suffolk.

There is no length of service requirement. Uniformed and non-uniformed adults are eligible, as are both members and associate members of the Movement in Suffolk. The general rule should be, if you think the individual deserves a commendation for their service, complete this form and propose them.

Who can propose someone for the Commendation?

Any member of the Movement in Suffolk can make a proposal using this form, but is important that the person who has been proposed does not know, as the award may not be made.


Where the person being proposed holds a role for which there is a training requirement or a wood badge is required, they will generally not be considered for a Commendation unless they have validated that training or holds the appropriate wood badge.

The Commissioner's Commendation Proposal Form is available below as a Word format form.  It can then be forwarded to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (click on link) to e-mail it.


Good Service Awards

Nominations and the process for HQ approved Good Service Awards may be found on the following link - Awards and Recognition