Awards Day 2023

Awards Day 2023 will take place at Youlbury Scout Adventure on the weekend 13th & 14th May 2023.

Parent information

To celebrate the achievements of more than 1700 young people and adults from across Oxfordshire, Awards day will be taking place at Youlbury Scout Adventure on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2023.

You will receive an invite for your child the week commencing 13th March 2023. If you don’t receive an invite, you are expecting, please get in touch with us ASAP here. Sometimes incorrect or out of date contact details are used to nominate our young people for awards.

We will be presenting all our award holders with a commemorative certificate and woggle.

Please let us know whether you are planning to attend the County Awards Day or not by Midnight Friday 14th April 2023. We unfortunately cannot accept any responses after this date.

Each award recipient is given an arrival time; you will need to adhere to this time, as it allows us ensure we run to time. The time will be on your invitation. Your session at our Awards Day will be a maximum of 3 hours.

Leader information

We will be inviting every young person that was nominated since March 2022 to join us for this special day.

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 here by March 10th, 2022. Nominations received after this date will be carried forward to the 2024-awards day celebrations.

When is the cut-off for nominations for Awards Day 2023?

The cut-off dates for Awards Day 2023 is March 10th, 2023. The nomination form will remain open, but nominations made after the cut-off date will be carried over and invited to attend the 2024 Awards Day celebrations. Unfortunately, we are unable to except any changes to those nominated after this point.

Our process chart can be downloaded here, that demonstrates why we are unable to accept nominations past the cut of date. This can be downloaded here.

When do invites need to be accepted for Awards Day 2023?

Invites will need to be accepted by 14th April 2023; 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 2023.

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 2023 has received their personalized certificate and awards day woggle.