Adult Recognition Awards
As Adult Members of the association, Rover Scouts are eligible to receive Adult Recognition Awards for noteworthy service that they do. Whether it be as a Unit Leader of their Rover Unit, a member of the Branch Rover Council, or as a Leader in another area of the Branch.
The Adult Recognition Awards are designed to recognise exceptional service in scouting over varying periods of time, and as such are prestigious awards to receive. To nominate someone for an Adult Recognition Award, a member must go to MyScout and complete the nomination through there. The ARA Committee, then receive all nominations and make recommendations to the Chief Commissioner of WA, who will accept or decline the different awards.
Whilst there are many Adult Recognition Awards, Rover Scouts can only receive three of them whilst they are in the Rover Scout Section.
Special Service Award
The Special Service Award is a bronze medallion worn around the neck on a white ribbon. The recipient will also receive a cloth emblem designed with a white and green knot on a blue background that can be worn on the bottom of their left sleeve.
Rover Scouts may be eligible to receive the Special Service Award for the successful support, development or management of a Section or Formation, or for intense contribution over a period of at least 12months to the success of a major event or major activity. 'Special Service' is defined as making a noteworthy contribution in their role. This award can be made in the first three years of service.
Meritorious Service Award
The Meritorious Service Award is a silver medallion worn around the neck on a yellow ribbon. The recipient will also receive a cloth emblem designed with a yellow knot on a blue background that can be worn on the bottom of their left sleeve.
Rover Scouts may be eligible to receive the Meritorious Service Award for meritorious or praiseworthy service to Scouts Australia for a period of around six to eight years. 'Meritorious Service' is defined as performing to a higher standard for longer or more intensely, than would be reasonably expected.
Ian Jennings Rover Service Award
The Rover Service Award was created and developed by the National Rover Council in the late 90s, as a way to recognise Rover Scouts and Adult Members that had given outstanding service to the Rover Scout Section over the years. Each Branch in Australia has named the award after a notable Rover Scout, Rover Adviser or Branch Commissioner for Rover Scouts from their Branch.
Here in WA, we have named this award after Ian Jennings, who was Branch Commissioner for Rover Scouts, and later the first Branch Adviser for Rover Scouts. Ian Jennings involvement and dedication to the Rover Scout Section in WA, gave generations of Rovers ongoing support, development and sage wisdom throughout his years. His long standing dedication to Rover Scouts, saw him become a key influencer for many generations of Rover Scouts. After he passed away, the WA Rover Council named this award after him here in WA, as a way to honour his memory and constant support for the Rover Scout section.
The Ian Jennings Rover Service Award is a silver medallion (with the Rover Scout logo) worn around the neck on a red and white striped ribbon. The recipient will also receive a cloth emblem designed with a red and white knot on a navy blue background that can be worn on the bottom of their left sleeve.
Rover Scouts may be eligible to receive the Ian Jennings Rover Service Award for giving outstanding service to the Rover Scout Section for a period of 5years. Non-Rover Scouts may be eligible to receive the Ian Jennings Rover Service Award for giving outstanding service to the Rover Scout Section for a period of 10years.