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SCOUTS AUSTRALIA

    Nomination Year 2010

    THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA

    (SCOUTS AUSTRALIA)

    ADULT RECOGNITION AWARDS

    Recommendation for an Award

    Guidelines for making a recommendation are provided on the last three pages of this document. For submission of this form, send only pages up to the signature page (i.e. omit the last three pages on guidelines), and attach the nominee’s Branch Membership/Supporter Record as

    appropriate.

PERSON RECOMMENDED:

Name: ............................................. Appointment: .............................................

Formation: ...................................... District: ....................................................

Region: ........................................... Branch: ......................

    Branch Registration No.: ......................

Residential Address: ..............................................................................................................

Postal Address: ......................................................................................................................

Local Newspapers for media releases: ...................................................................................

LATEST ADULT RECOGNITION/ GOOD SERVICE AWARD:

     AWARD: ........................................... YEAR AWARDED: ......................

AWARD RECOMMENDED FOR YEAR 2010: ...........................................

    PARTICULARS OF GOOD SERVICE

    List EVIDENCE in dot points under each of the following five criteria with dates as appropriate. Evidence can be typed directly in the space provided or attached as a separate page if formatted in a similar manner.

    1. Carries out the responsibilities of his/her current Certificate of Adult Leadership or non-

    uniformed management role to the highest standard to contribute to youth membership

    growth since the last Award.

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    2. A team player and has shown commitment to mentoring fellow Adults in Scouting since the

    last Award.

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    3. Demonstrated leadership which inspires of enthusiasm among other Adults in Scouting since

    the last Award.

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    4. Provided ideas for the future direction of Scouting and how the ideas can be implemented to

    contribute to the better development of youth and/or adults lives since the last Award.

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    5. Contributes to the wider Association forums and formations by involvement in activities

    beyond the level of responsibilities normally expected in the appointment or management

    role held since the last Award.

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CITATION SUMMARY

    In a few sentences, give a summary of the five criteria above as to why a new award is recommended which could be read out in support of the recommendation at its presentation:

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RECOMMENDATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS

Initial Recommendation

    Name of Person Making Recommendation ................................................................

    Position .................................................................................................................

    Signature ......................................................................................... Date .................

District Commissioner

    Signature ................................................................... Date ..............................

    District ...................................................................

Region Commissioner (or Branch Awards Committee)

    Signature .................................................................... Date ..............................

    Area/Region ....................................................................

Branch Chief Commissioner (All Awards)

    Award Recommended ........................................................................

    Signature .................................................................... Date ....... ......................

    Branch: ......................................................................................................................

Chief Commissioner of Australia

    (For Silver Koala, Distinguished Service Award, Silver Emu, National President’s Award, Silver Kangaroo)

    Award Recommended / Approved ..............................

    Signature ................................................................... Date ......... ......................

Chief Scout of Australia

    Award .............................................................................

     Signature ................................................................... Date ......... ......................

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Guidelines on making a recommendation are provided on the next three pages.

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The following guidelines should be used when making a recommendation:

    Awards for Recognition for Good Service to Scouts Australia are made to people who have given valuable service over an extended period. Such Awards are granted for sustained commitment to the Association, both within and beyond an adult member’s designated role and responsibilities.

To be considered for an award the person must meet these criteria:

    ; Be carrying out the responsibilities of his/her current Certificate of Adult Leadership or non-uniformed

    management role to the highest standard which contributes to youth membership growth. ; Promotes team work and a positive attitude in mentoring fellow Adults in Scouting

    ; Demonstrate leadership qualities which inspire enthusiasm among other Adults in Scouting. ; Provide ideas for the future direction of Scouting and demonstrates how they can be implemented to

    contribute to the development of youth and/or adults influenced by his/her role

    ; For the higher Awards, contribute to the wider Association by involvement in activities beyond the level

    of responsibilities normally expected in the appointment or management role held.

AUSTRALIAN POLICY & RULES:

    R13.5 SCOUTS AUSTRALIA ADULT RECOGNITION AWARDS

    Awards for especially good service to the Association are made to persons who have given especially valuable service over a considerable period.

    Awards are granted for good service beyond the level of service normally expected of a person in carrying out the responsibilities of the appointment or position held as well as carrying out those duties to a high standard.

    Each Branch should develop procedures so that recommendations may be initiated by any member or formation of the Scout Movement and may be sent directly to the relevant Branch Chief Commissioner. Certificate and distinctive cloth emblems (for wearing on uniform see R13.11) are issued with the awards as

    appropriate.

    A distinctive pin for wearing in civilian dress is issued together with the first Award presented. This is a silver lapel badge based on the national logo.

Awards are made as follows:

    ; Certificate of Merit, Silver Arrowhead, Silver Wattle and Outstanding Service Award

    by a Branch Chief Scout or by the Chief Scout of Australia (according to the practice of the Branch) on

    the recommendation of a Chief Commissioner

; Silver Koala, Distinguished Service Award, Silver Emu, National Presidents Award

     and Silver Kangaroo

    by the Chief Scout of Australia, on the recommendation of the Chief Commissioner of Australia.

; Appreciation Award, - by a Commissioner or Group Leader.

    ; Recommendations may be initiated by any member or formation of the Association and may be sent

    directly to the relevant Chief Commissioner.

    ; Corresponding Certificates and distinctive cloth emblems for wear on the uniform are issued with awards.

    A silver arrowhead lapel pin is for wear when not in uniform.

    For the award of the Silver Wattle and above, a Leader will normally be required to have completed the Wood Badge adult development program. (Certificate of Advanced Leadership).

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    Awards for Good Service are as follows and, with the exception of the Certificate of Merit, nominations for them are normally considered no sooner than four years after any previous award.

Awards for Members:

(1) CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

    The Certificate of Merit is awarded for good service to the Association for a period of at least three

    years. Cloth Emblem: a white and green knot on a blue background

(2) SILVER ARROWHEAD

    The Silver Arrowhead is awarded for excellent service to the Association after a period of at least

    seven to eight years

    A silver medallion, depicting the Scouts Australia logo, is worn around the neck on a yellow ribbon.

    Cloth Emblem: a yellow knot on a blue background.

(3) SILVER WATTLE

    The Silver Wattle is awarded for outstanding service to the Association for a period of at least twelve

    years.

     The Silver Wattle is worn around the neck on a green ribbon

     Cloth Emblem: a green knot on a blue background

(4) SILVER KOALA

    The Silver Koala is awarded for distinguished service to the Association for a period of at least

    sixteen years

    The Silver Koala is worn around the neck on an orange ribbon.

    Cloth Emblem: an orange knot on a blue background

(5) SILVER EMU

    The Silver Emu is awarded for sustained and exceptional service to the Association for a period of at

    least twenty years.

    The Silver Emu is worn around the neck on a purple ribbon.

    Cloth Emblem: a purple knot on a blue background.

(6) SILVER KANGAROO

    The Silver Kangaroo is awarded for eminent achievement and meritorious service to the Association

    for a period of at least twenty years.

    The Award of the Silver Kangaroo may be made by the Chief Scout of Australia to a member of a

    Scout Association affiliated with the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.

    The Silver Kangaroo is worn around the neck on a Gold ribbon with two green stripes.

    Cloth Emblem: a gold knot on a dark green background.

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Awards for Supporters:

(1) CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

    The Certificate of Merit is awarded for good service to the Association for a period of at least three

    years.

(2) SILVER ARROWHEAD

    The Silver Arrowhead is awarded for excellent service to the Association after a period of at least

    seven to eight years

    A silver medallion, depicting the Scouts Australia logo, is worn around the neck on a yellow ribbon.

(3) OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

    This is awarded for outstanding service to the Association for a period of at least twelve years.

     The Outstanding Service Award is worn around the neck on a green ribbon

(4) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

    This is awarded for distinguished service to the Association for a period of at least sixteen years

    The Distinguished Service Award is worn around the neck on an orange ribbon.

(5) NATIONAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD

    The National President’s Award is awarded for eminent achievement and meritorious Service to the

    Association for a period of at least twenty years.

    The National President’s Award is worn around the neck on a red ribbon.

R13.6 RECOGNITION OF INFORMAL SUPPORT TO LEADERS

     APPRECIATION AWARD

    For Supporters of the Association who have provided good support to appointed leaders in

    carrying out the responsibilities of their appointment.

    Any Group Leader or Commissioner may make the Award.

    The award is in the form of a lapel pin and is accompanied by a certificate.

    It has been known in some Branches as the Supporter’s Badge.

    This formal application form is not required for this award.

    End of document

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