County awards: Shining Stars

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Our adult volunteers are at the heart of scouting across South London, they carry out a variety of roles that develop young people, so they have the skills they need to succeed in life.

Our leaders provide exciting programmes and activities, our managers support the delivery of scouting, our supporters provide specialist advice and programme support and our trustees ensure scouting has the things it needs to succeed in the local community and all this happens at group, unit, district and county level. We know that without the contribution of our leaders, managers and supporters weekly scouting, camps and activities would not happen.

We present our Shining Stars to people and groups of people whose outstanding commitment and achievements exemplify the positive impact we always strive to make within our communities.

Here are some examples of volunteer commitments and achievements we award Shining Stars for:

  • Going above and beyond to provide amazing scouting to young people

  • Successfully recruiting and supporting other volunteers

  • Leading or supporting a scout group or explorer scout unit through a challenging time

  • Extraordinary fundraising

  • Starting a new section

  • Helping make scouting in a group, unit or section better

  • Providing exceptional service or support to a team

  • Successfully leading or supporting a local project or large-scale activity or event

  • Introducing innovative ways to make things better

This is not an exhaustive list


How to nominate a Shining Star

Anyone involved in or connected to scouting across South London Scouts can nominate a worthy volunteer or group of volunteers to receive a Shining Star.

To submit your Shining Star nomination please click the link at the bottom of this page and complete our Shining Star nomination form. 

The nomination process is easy and simple

You can nominate using our simple online nomination form, just click on the button below and fill in the form:

The nomination form asks you for:

  • Their name
  • Their role in scouting
  • Their group or unit
  • The category you are nominating them for
  • A brief description of why you are nominating them.
  • Your name
  • Your contact email address
  • Your ‘relationship’ to the person you are nominating (e.g. parent of a member of the group or unit, supporter, ‘fellow’ scouter etc.) 

If your nomination is approved, your nominee(s) will receive a Shining Star lapel pin and a certificate.

What happens next?

Our Shining Star panel meets every four months to consider nominations. Our website shows when nominations are due to be considered. Once a decision is made we will contact you to let you know the outcome.

If your nomination is successful, we’ll send the lapel pin(s) and certificate(s) to the address you have provided and record the award on each volunteer’s record on website.

Need support?

Our people team is here to support all our volunteers throughout their journey with us. You can find contact details for them here.


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We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating the achievements of our amazing volunteers!

Jason Hagan

Deputy County Commissioner responsible for the people team
South London Scouts