Volunteer Opportunity: Member of the Awards Board

25/11/2016, 11:50

The Scout Association is seeking to appoint a young person to join the Awards Board. The appointed person will be invited to serve for up to five years until his/her 25th birthday.

The Awards Board considers applications for Scouting awards and makes recommendations to the Chief Scout, monitors the Association’s rules and procedures concerning awards and service decorations and makes appropriate recommendations through the Operations Committee, pro-actively promotes external national honours and awards schemes within Scouting and ensures that applications from Members are submitted to schemes and provides an annual summary of its work to the Operations Committee.

The Awards Board currently consists of five members plus a chairman, they are either members or associate members all with a variety of current or recent experience of Scouting and one of whom has knowledge of additional needs. The Board has one young person as part of the team and are now looking to recruit a second young person between the ages of 18-25   to make it six members.

Applying for the role

If you are interested in this volunteer position please view the role description and person specification and complete the nomination form using the hyperlink at the foot of this page. As well as nominating yourself, you can also send in nominations of others you consider suitable to fulfill this key role.

Nomination forms should be sent by email to  and should be titled 'Confidential: Chairman of the Awards Board, c/o Awards Board Search Group'

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Reward and Recognition Office on 0208 433 7193/2 or by email to Richard Butler, Chairman, Awards Board

Deadline for nominations or self nominations is no later than midday on Friday 9th December 2016

Further information
Awards Board Member Role Description and Person Specification 
Awards Board Member Nomination Form 
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