St George’s Day Awards – Roll of Honour!

We are proud to announce that 17 adults from across our County have been recognised by our Chief Scout and been awarded a St George’s Day Award. Baden Powell chose St George to be the Patron Saint of Scouting. St George embodied the qualities to which he wanted Scouts to aspire: Faith, Bravery and Determination. St George’s Day is celebrated on 23rd April each year and is an important day in the Scouting calendar where adults can be recognised with good service awards.

Each of the individuals below will be invited to Windsor Castle on 22nd April to celebrate their achievements along with many other adult leaders and young people.

A Day of Celebration and Achievement at Windsor

Silver Acorn

In recognition of specially distinguished service. The Silver Acorn was first introduced as a St George’s Day award in 1933.

Dave Spring

Dave Philips

East Grinstead
Bob Atkins
Grant Hume
Jenny Cheesmur
John Railton

Paul Masters
Wendy Keeley
Graham Mitchell

Arundel & Littlehampton
Prudence Payne

Jan Poupart
Sue Shimell

Ian Booker

Bar to the Silver Acorn

In recognition of further specially distinguished service The Bar to the Silver Acorn can only be awarded after a Silver Acorn has been gained

Tony Hall

Maureen Dean

Malcom Strudwick

Silver Wolf

In recognition of services to Scouting of the most exceptional nature. The Silver Wolf award was introduced by Lord Baden-Powell and remains the Scout Association’s highest award for service to Scouting. The Silver Wolf is the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout and is only award ‘for service of an exception nature

Jennifer Chalmers


We are so proud of the achievements of our adult leaders and I’m sure you will all join us in congratulating them on those achievements. If you feel there is someone you know within Scouting that should be recognised for their excellent service to the Scouting Movement see here for guidance from the County’s Awards Panel.


West Sussex Scouting For All Awards 2017

At this years County AGM we will be hosting the West Sussex Scouting for All Awards 2017. This year we want to recognise the good work being done by our members to help grow Scouting in West Sussex.

Some of the Awards we need your nominations

The Awards will be:

Determined by Census Figures


  • Biggest Growth in a Beaver Colony
  • Biggest Growth in a Cub Pack
  • Biggest Growth in a Scout Troop
  • Biggest Growth in a Group
  • Biggest Growth in a District


  • Open to All Award – looking at the most diverse and inclusive group


  • Furthest Travelled Award – From VA Forms

Awards we need your help with:

Youth Shaped

  • Best Youth Shaped Project

Community Impact

  • Best Community Project


  • Most Inclusive Project


  • Leader of the Year
  • Young Leader of The Year

Nominations for the Awards need to be sent to Matthew Pike, Deputy County Commissioner by 1st September.