Adult Recognition Awards

Congratulations recipients!

Thanking Members

For Service to Scouting

Each year Scouts Queensland has the opportunity to recognise Adult Members who have gone above and beyond in the delivery, support, and implementation of our Youth Program.

The Adult Recognition Awards are presented to Members for their dedication and quality service to Scouting, delivered over a considerable period. This involves carrying out the responsibilities of an appointment or position to a consistently high standard of quality.

When being presented with your first Award, you will also receive a distinctive pin to wear in civilian attire. This is a silver lapel badge based on the national logo.

Adult Recognition Awards

Ceremony Photos 2020

The Awards (2020)

Special Service Awards

Awarded to Adult Members and Supporters who have made a noteworthy contribution to supporting, developing and managing the movement over a period of at least 12 months. 

Meritorious Service Awards

Awarded to Adult Members and Supporters for service of a higher standard and intensity than reasonably expected for a period of six to eight years. 

Outstanding Service Awards

Awarded for outstanding service to Scouts Australia for a period of at least 12 years, to non-uniformed Members and Supporters.  

Silver Wattle Awards

Awarded to an Adult Member active in Leadership roles for a period of ten to twelve years for performing at a consistently high standard on a number of projects which provided positive outcomes for Scouting. 

Distinguished Service Award

Awarded for distinguished service to a respected and highly regarded Adult Member or Supporter who, for a period of 18 to 20 years has provided significant and valuable support to a formation in Scouting.

Silver Koala Awards

Adult Members active in Leadership roles who receive this award, have displayed high-level distinguished service for around 14 to 16 years. Their service has resulted in a significant contribution to the well-being of scouting across numerous projects. 

Silver Koala Awards

This is awarded to Adult Members active in Leadership roles who have continued to significantly contribute to the wellbeing of Scouting for a period of at least four years since receiving their Silver Koala.

National President's Award

Awarded for eminent achievement and exceptional service to Scouts Australia by Adult Members and Supporters, over an expended duration in a number of significant roles within the organisation, or for a unique and highly valued contribution to the wellbeing of Scouting. 

Silver Kangaroo Awards

Awarded for eminent achievement and exceptional service to Scouts Australia by an Adult Member active in a Leadership role over an extended duration in a number of roles at various levels within the organisation, or for a unique and highly valued contribution to the wellbeing of Scouting. 

*Award numbers are current as at 2020 Presentation.