Jack Petchey Awards

Jack Petchey Awards

Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone, or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player.

 The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best. – Sir Jack Petchey CBE

Which is exactly what Scouts do! There are lots of chances to nominate outstanding young people. Each award winner will receive a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £300 grant to benefit their Group or section.

All award winners are invited to attend one of the fun ceremonies to be presented with a medallion in front of their families, friends and VIPs.

Click here to download hints & tips for running the scheme.


Leader Awards

Do you know a leader aged 21+ who has gone the extra mile to support young people to reach their full potential?  Don’t they deserve to be nominated and honoured with a Leader Award worth up to £1,000?

Parents, leaders and young people can all be involved in nominating a Leader.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can nominate someone for an Achievement Award?
Any leader can nominate a young person aged 11 – 25 for an Achievement Award.  The young person’s peers should be involved in the selection process.

Who can nominate someone for a Leader Award?
Parents, Leaders and young people can all be involved in nominating a Leader who they feel has supported and dedicated their time to young people aged 11 – 25.

Where can I find the forms?
Just below these FAQs!

What do I do with the form?
Download a copy, complete it and then send it to Jackie Hartog on administrator@gln-scouts.org.uk with a copy to Tracey Smith, our DC.  Jackie will process the application.

What should I include on the citation?
Just a short paragraph explaining why you are nominating the young person or Leader for an award.  There are some sample ideas that you can download below.

On what can we spend the Award money?
There are many ways to spend the award money for both face-to-face and virtual activities.  You can download some ideas below.

The Award Winner should be involved in deciding how to spend the money.


Here’s what you’ll need in order to nominate someone:

You can read more about the work of the Jack Petchey Foundation here.

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