Schemes Awards

DECORATIONS AND AWARDS

Award Application Form

    • The Decorations and Awards sanctioned and authorised by the National Association are as follows :
    • Service Star
    • Special Service Star
    • Long Service Decoration
    • Thanks Badge
    • Awards for Gallantry
    • Letter of Commendation
    • Certificate
    • Gilt medal
    • Bar to Gilt Medal
    • Silver Medal
    • Bar to Silver Medal
    • Bronze Medal
    • Awards for meritorious service
    • Medal of Merit
    • Bar to Medal of Merit
    • Silver Star
    • Bar to Silver Star
    • Silver Elephant
    • Service Stars
    • Service Stars are awarded for each year of service of one kind.
    • Service Stars are in metal only.
    • Second and subsequent service stars shall bear the numbers 2,3,4 and so forth.
    • The service Star of a Cub or a Bulbul shall be on blue background with six-pointed metal star in the centre. The Service Star of a Scout or Guide shall be on green background iwth six point metal star in the centre and the Service Star of a Rover or Ranger shall on red background with six pointed metal  star in the centre.
    • The Service Star for a Scouter or Guider or a person who holds any non-executive or honorary rank shall be on green background with six pointed metal star in the centre.
    • Length of service is reckoned from the date of first investiture in the case of a Cub or Bulbul, Scout or Guide, Rover or Ranger, in the case of Scouter or Guider, length of service is to be counted from the commencement of the probationary period and in the case of other ranks from the date of appointment, service of more than one kind performed at the same time shall be reckoned only for one star; when a year's service comprises different kinds of service, not performed at the same lime, but for different periods, the service which is the longest shall be reckoned for the purpose of service star.
    • Transfer shall not affect the length of service to be reckoned for the purpose of Service Star.
    • Service with any recognised foreign Scout or Guide Association may be reckoned for the purpose of Service Star.
    • It is optional to wear the service star.
    • Cub, Scout, Rover and Scouter shall wear the Service Stars immediately above the left pocket.
    • Bulbul, Guide, Ranger and Guider shall wear the Service St ars above the pocket not covered by the sari.
    • A Scout or a Guide who has previously been a Cub or a Bulbul as the case may be, may continue to wear the Star with blue background and the appropriate figure inscribed to indicate his or her length of service as a Cub or a Bulbul, as the case may be, in addition to the Service Star of Green background to show his or her length or service, as the case may be as a Scout or a Guide, likewise a Rover or a Ranger may, in addition to the Service Star with Red background to show his or her length of Service as a Rover  or a Ranger, as the case may be, continue to wear the Service Star with appropriate number inscribed to indicate the Service as a Scout or a Guide or as a Cub or a Bulbul, as the case may be.
    • A minimum number of service stars shall be worn to indicate the length of Service of one kind. The Star may be changed each year with appropriate number to show the length of Service.
    • Special Service Star : Special Service Star is awarded for service of 25 years and more; Special Service Star is on yellow background with six pointed metal star in the centre with the figure 25  inscribed inthecentre to indicate the length of service.
    • Service Stars and the Special Service Stars are awarded by the State Chief Commissioner on the recommendation of the appropriate authorities.
    • Long Service Decoration:
    • Long Service Decoration is awarded to warranted members of the Movement who have rendered not less than 10 years of faithful and efficient service in any of the ranks herein after mentioned namely. Group Scouter, Group Guider, and Commissioner of all ranks.
    • 10 years service need not be continuous nor need it be in the same rank; service as a Scout or a Guide as the case may be, or in any capacity, other than those mentioned above shall not count for the purpose of the said period of 10 years.
    • Long Service Decoration is a medallion with a ring in blue colour with gold border; the inset is the Emblem of the Bharat Scouts and Guides; the wards Bharat Scouts and Guides are inscribed on the ring and the figure 10 or 15 or 20 as the case may be is inscribed at the bottom of the ring.
    • Award may be renewed for each additional period of 5 years.
    • Long Service Medallion shall be worn above the right pocket; Guiders and women Commissioner may wear the Medallion on the side not covered by the sari.
    • Long Service Decoration is awarded by the State Chief Commissioner in consultation with the concerned State Commissioner and the State Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Local or the District or Divisional Association .
    • Thanks Badge :
    • Thanks Badge is awarded to the friends and well wishers of the Movement other than active Scouts or Guides or Scouters or Guiders or any warranted members of the Movement, who have rendered special good service to the Movement.
    • Thanks Badge is composed of the Bharat Scouts and Guides Emblem set in a circular frame with the word Thanks inscribed at the top.
    • Thanks Badge is awarded by the State Chief Commissioner in consultation with the concerned State Commissioner and the State Executive Committee on the recommendation of the District Chief Commissioner, the Local or the District or Divisional Association, Group Scouters and Guiders.
    • Thanks Badge does not confer membership of the Association and it must not be worn on uniform.
    • Award for Gallantry :
    • Award of Gallantry is made to the Scout or Guide, Scouter or Guider or a person who holds non-executive or honorary rank or to a Group in case of joint action.
    • Award for Gallantry is made by the Chief National Commissionersuomoto or on the recommendation of the State Chief Commissioner in consultation with the concerned National Commissioner and the National Executive Committee.
    • The State Chief Commissioner shall make the recommendation in consultation with the concerned State Commissioner and the State Executive Committee.
    • The Recommendation  for the Award of Gallantry shall contain a full account of the event and the evidence of the eye-witnesses wherever available.
    • The recommendation shall not specify any grade of Award.
    • Awards for Gallantry are (a) A Bronze Medal with blue and green ribbon; this is the highest award for Gallantry and is granted for special heroism or extra-ordinary risk; (b) A Silver Medal with green ribbon; this is awarded for gallantary with considerable risk (c) A Gilt Medal with green ribbon-this is awarded for gallantry of moderate risk (d) Bar to the above medals may be granted for additional acts of gallantry; (e) Certificate in case of Gallantry which does not merit the medal or the Bar, a certificate may be granted, (f) Letter of Commendation in case of Gallantry which does not merit the Medal or the Bar or the Certificate, Letter of Commendation may be granted.
    • Medals are worn on uniform above the right pocket; in the case of women the medals are won on the side not covered by sari; in case of a Group the medal may be pinned on the Group Flag.
    • Award for Meritorious Service
    • Awards for meritorious service are (a) Medal of Merit (b) Bar to Medal of Merit (c) Silver Star, (d) Bar to Silver Star and (e) Silver Elephant.
    • Medal of Merit :
    • Medal of Merit is the Bharat Scouts and Guides Emblem in golden colour within a white metal circle suspended from a green ribbon.
    • Medal of Merit is awarded to both warranted and non-warranted ranks such as President, Vice-President, Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Assistant Secretary for active and meritorious service to the Movement in any one or all ranks for not less than 10 years.
    • Medal or Merit is awarded by the State Chief Commissioner suomoto on the recommendation of the concerned Assistant State Commissioner, the District Chief Commissioner and the District or the Local Association in consultation with the concerned State Commissioner and the State Executive Committee.
    • A Cloth Emblem with the design in green colour is also issued.
    • Medal of Merit or the cloth Emblem may be worn in mufti also.
    • Bar to the Medal of Merit : A Bar to Medal of Merit may be awarded for not less than five years of additional service of similar character after the award of Medal of merit.
    • Silver Star :
    • Silver Star is awarded to both warranted and non-warranted ranks such as President, Vice President, Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary Joint Secretary and Assistant Secretary for special distinguished and continuous service for 20 years and more in any one or all the ranks.
    • Service as Cub or Scout or Rover or Bulbul or Guide or Ranger shall not count for the purpose of 20 years service.
    • Award is issued with a certificate.
    • Award is a five pointed Star with the Bharat Scouts and Guides Emblem, suspended from a yellow ribbon.
    • A Cloth Emblem with the design in yellow colour is also issued.
    • Award is made by the Chief National Commissionersuomoto or on the recommendation of the concerned National Commissioner and the National Executive Committee; the State Chief Commissioner shall made the recommendation suomoto or on the recommendation of the District or Division or the Local Association in consultation with concerned State Commissioner and the State Executive Committee.
    • Silver Star is worn on the uniform above the right pocket by men and on the side not covered by sari by women
    • Bar to Silver Star : A Bar to Silver Star may be awarded for not less than 5 years of additional service of a similar character after the award of Silver Star
    • Silver Elephant :
    • Silver Elephant is the highest National Award and is awarded for service of most exceptional character to the Movement.
    • The Award is made by the Chief National Commissionersuomoto or on the recommendation of the State Chief Commissioner in consultation with the concerned National Commissioner and the National Executive Committee, the State Chief Commissioner shall make the recommendation suomoto or on the recommendation of the District or Divisional or Local Association in consulatation with the concerned State Commissioner and the State Executive Committee. When the award is made by the Chief National Commissionersuomoto in consultation with concerned National commissioner and the National Executive Committee, the Chief National Commissioner shall also consult the concerned State Chief Commissioner.
    • The Award is a Silver Elephant suspended from a ribbon into which are woven three standards blue, green and red colours to represent the three sections of the Scout and Guide Movement.
    • A cloth emblem with the design in blue, green and red may be worn in mufti.
    • The Award shall be worn on uniform on special occasions only.

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