What awards can adult volunteers earn through Scouting? Let's find out!

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Ken and Colin were both present at the 59th Edmonton Scout Group's (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram) Baden-Powell Banquet last month; Colin as one of several guests of honour/alumni members invited to the event to help the Group celebrate its 50th anniversary, and Ken as a Scouter and to bestow a couple of awards to youth members of the Group. The Group has also recently recognized several of its Scouters with awards as well; a number of Medals of Good Service have been awarded over the last few weeks, and one Scouter even received a Bar to the Medal of Merit.

Thus, the topic for this episode is the awards and recognition that adult volunteers in Scouts Canada, Scouts BSA, and the Scouting Organization in the UK can earn, along with some basic information about how such awards are earned.


Scouts Canada Recognition Guide

Scouts BSA Adult Awards and Recognition

Scouting Organization Awards


We've got a shout-out this week for Chris, from the 1st Powell River Group, who wrote in as follows:

Hi Scouters Ken and Colin,

I just wanted to send you guys a note from the west coast to say thank you for your podcast. It's really helped me get back into scouting after an almost 30-year hiatus. I was a cub and a scout back in the 80s. Things have changed over the years.

A handful of parents, myself included, are currently working to get 1st Powell River Scouting revived after the group went dormant almost two years ago. We're hoping to have our first Colony and Pack meetings next month. Your podcast has been really great to listen to as it's helped to fill in some of the gaps in my understanding (all the scouters are either completely new or have only a few years experience with other groups) and provide some helpful tips and pitfalls to avoid. Mostly though, we're all very enthusiastic about getting this group going again and it's really great to hear you guys talk about scouting stuff. Keep up the great work!

As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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