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Our District has some amazing volunteers, who give up their spare time to plan and deliver skills for life in everyday adventures, on a daily basis our leaders go above and beyond for their Group or Unit. These individuals will be nominated for Good Service Awards, Commendations, and National Honours. There are also length of service awards for each and everyone to achieve for the length of time you have been involved in Scouts.

These awards are the way the Scout Association says “Thank You” for all of the your work.

Chief Scout’s Commendation


Shining Stars


County Commissioners Award


Award for Merit

2021Richard Studd2nd Sydenham
2020Adam Longhurst3rd Crofton
2019Morgan Fuller2nd Sydenham
2019Tom Turnham11th Forest Hill
2019Mel Fuller2nd Sydenham
2019Alan BritchfordLewisham District
Jan 2008Brian Sweeting1st New Cross

Bar to the Award for Merit

2021Denise Pritchard6th Lewisham South
May 2015Brian Sweeting1st New Cross

Silver Acorn

2021Julia Anstey9th Sydenham
2012Ray Turpin
2012John Roberts
2012Kevin MurphyLewisham District
2012Garry LeachLewisham District
2011Ray Wickes
2011Phil Matthews
2011Pam Goodwin
2011John Goodwin
2010Astrid Roberts
2007Geoffrey Morriss1st New Cross
2007Avril Howell
2007Bill Compton
2006Jennifer McCullough
1999Peter James
1999Josie James
1999Lawrie Smith
1998Richard MorrisonLewisham District
1997Trevor Flanders
1994Peter James
1990Lena Richardson

Bar to the Silver Acorn

2021Kevin MurphyLewisham District
2021Garry LeachLewisham District
2008Trevor Flanders
2006Lawrie Smith
2006Lena Richardson
2005Josie James
2004Mike JacksonLewisham District
2000Peter James

Silver Wolf

2020Richard MorrisonLewisham District
2019Trevor Flanders
2016David BixbyFrylands Wood Service Crew Active Support
2012Mike JacksonLewisham District
2012Lawrie Smith
2011Les Evans
2011Josie James
2006Peter James

Recognise Someone

We are extremely proud of all our volunteers who have received awards.

However, we know there are more people in the District who continue to do great things for young people and Scouting locally who may be overlooked simple because we do not know they are there. We need your help to find them!

Complete the below form, telling us all about the individual, their achievements and why you think they deserve extra recognition. We will pass this information to the relevant individuals. We will also do our best to recognise your Volunteers in everyway we know how!

We are looking for Youth Members doing amazing things too…

Youth Awards

Across the District we have young people taking part in expeditions, undertaking challenging volunteering tasks, learning new skills and tackling that all important physical activity in the pursuit of achieving a Top Award. Scouts offers the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the Top Award Scheme. Whilst every award earnt under these schemes is worth shouting about, we want to give a special shout out to our Queen Scout Award holders across the District. These Awards stay with you as one of the most important achievements well past your time in Scouting and here are some of the amazing people who have achieved them!

Queen Scout Award

2017Vicky WilcoxLewisham District

Duke of Edinburgh

2017Vicky WilcoxLewisham District