Honours and Awards
Scouts Canada offers many honours and awards for all of its registered members:
All it takes is you to start the process. Many members have already received recognition by the Area, but many more awards are deserved. Take the time to browse the information available here to help you decide if you know someone who deserves formal recognition.
Any questions should be directed to to Brenda Calma, the Honours and Awards Coordinator, North Waterloo Area.
Here is a list of the many members (42 Kb PDF) the Area has already recognised for their contribution to Scouting.
Honours & Awards Guidelines (4 Kb PDF) will help you determine what information is helpful when submitting a nomination.
Here is a brief description of the available awards:
For High Character and Courage
Jack Cornwell Decoration — for high character and courage
Award for Fortitude — for fortitude
Gold Cross / Bar to the Gold Cross — for gallantry, with special heroism and extraordinary risk
Silver Cross / Bar to the Silver Cross — for gallantry, with considerable risk
Bronze Cross / Bar to the Bronze Cross — for gallantry, with moderate risk
Certificate for Gallantry — for gallantry, with slight risk and worthy of recorded commendation
For Meritorious Conduct
Medal for Meritorious Conduct / Bar to the Medal for Meritorious Conduct — for especially meritorious conduct involving heroism or loss of life
Certificate for Meritorious Conduct — for meritorious conduct worthy of recorded commendation but which does not justify a medal or a bar
For Outstanding Service to Scouting
Silver Fox — for service of the most exceptional character to Scouting in the international field, performed by persons who are not members of Scouts Canada
Silver Wolf — for service of the most exceptional character to Scouting, normally of national importance
Silver Maple Leaf — for outstanding service to Scouting in excess of 25 years, as a member of the executive staff, awarded upon retirement
The Silver Acorn — for especially distinguished service to Scouting
Bar to the Silver Acorn — for continued especially distinguished service to Scouting
The Medal of Merit — for especially good service to Scouting
Bar to the Medal of Merit — for continued especially good service to Scouting
Awarded at the Provincial Level for Long, Faithful and Effective Service
Medal for Good Service — for good service to Scouting
Certificate of Commendation — for service to Scouting worthy of commendation
Medal for Long Service — for long, faithful and effective service to Scouting for 10 years
If you are fortunate enough to have been awarded a certificate, you must now figure out where to place it on your uniform. Look no further than this
document (45 Kb PDF)!
Adult members receive recognition for their 5th, 10th, 15th etc. years of service. This
form (9 Kb PDF) can be used to record your years of service.