In Oxfordshire we have annual celebrations to recognise young people achieving the top awards in their section.
You can nominate your top award achievers all year around, aiding in the administration purposes of logging the awards, logging them as they are achieved.
Awards Day 2020 will take place on Saturday 9th May.
Why do I need to nominate my young people?
Recognition is a great way for us to celebrate young people in Scouting achieving top awards, our annual awards day is focused on rewarding young people for their continued and committed efforts in achieving their award.
Without your nominations we are unable to invite them to join the celebrations.
I have lots of people to nominate, is there an easier way to nominate them all at once?
Yes, click here to download the multiple nominations form. All multiple nomination forms have to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13th 2020. Nominations received after this date will be carried forward to the 2021 awards day celebrations.
When is the cut-off for nominations for Awards Day 2020
The cut-off dates for Awards Day 2019 is March 13th 2020. The nomination form will remain open, but nominations made after the cut-off date will be carried over and invited to attend the 2021 Awards Day celebrations. Unfortunately, we are unable to except any changes to those nominated after this point.
How do I know who has been invited to the County Awards Day celebrations?
We will be sending a list out to the Group Scout Leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner and District Commissioners to notify them of who has been invited from their Groups, Units and Districts. They will then be able to inform you, who from your section has been invited.
When do invites need to be accepted for Awards Day 2020?
Invites will need to be accepted by 17th April 2020, it is essential that all invites are accepted by this date to allow the awards day team time to complete their final preparations. No exceptions to this rule will be considered.
Invites that are not accepted will automatically be noted as not attending Awards Day 2020.
How do I know who has yet to accept their invite?
We will send out a report detailing who has accepted, declined and not responded to our invite, a week before the deadline to the Groups Scout Leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner and District. This is your chance to nudge those yet to respond. After the deadline we will notify the Groups Scout Leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner and District Commissioners of who is and isn’t attending.
There are members of my section who can’t attend – do they still get their certificate and woggle?
Yes, we will post out the certificates and woggles to the Group Scout Leader of each group to ensure every award recipient invited to awards day 2020 has received their personalized certificate and awards day woggle.Nominate a young person Download multiple nomination form
The Jack Hill Trophy of Courage
Jack Hill was an Oxfordshire Scout, Leader and Commissioner in Oxfordshire. Unfortunately, he lived his whole life suffering with a severe heart condition. Jack was determined to develop and enjoy his life, his family and friends and trying to live up to his Scout Promise.
After he passed, his family donated a memorial trophy to be awarded annually to a member aged between 6-25 who has shown the courage to remain positively active in scouting whilst suffering from physical, emotional or social difficulties.
The award is for anyone who has shown the quality of courage in the face of difficulty physically or mentally during last year, individuals do not have to of achieved high levels of badge work but for those who have truly enjoyed Scouting, through their attendance, willingness to help and their interaction with their fellow members.
Nominations for 2020 Jack Hill Award close on Friday 13th March 2020.Nominate someone for the Jack Hill Award