Nepean Area Awards

Who is eligible for this award? 

Any member of Scouts Canada, either within Nepean Area or elsewhere, or any non-member.

Who can nominate someone for this award?


Award Criteria

This award is for service that has impacted Scouting, within Nepean Area, in a positive way.  Normally this service/impact is “over and above” that normally expected of a typical leader.


  • Anyone that has demonstrated extra special service to the organization.
  • Exemplifies the Spirit of Scouting in an extraordinary way.
  • In a 1-3 year timeframe the person did extraordinary/exceptional work within Scouting.
  • Someone that made a difference to the Scouting Movement for Nepean Area

Note that being registered/regularly involved as a leader in more than one section will not be accepted as “over and above” as it is not allowed, per BP&P.


  • Area Commissioner (who may, in exceptional circumstance, immediately approve award)
  • Deputy Area Commissioner – Recognition
  • One other Area Team Member (Group Commissioner or Service Team)


The committee may use the application as part of a submission for a Scouts Canada National award instead.
This award can be awarded to a person more than one time.
Information provided for the Order of the Bell still qualifies towards future submissions for Council or National Awards.

Did you know...

Have you wondered what all the initials following the Governor General's name mean? On every award that Scouts Canada presents you will read: "... on behalf of His Excellency, the Right Honourable D
avid Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Patron Scout of Canada, ..." These initials mean:

CC: The Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada,
CMM: Chancellor and Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit
COM: Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces
CD: Canadian Forces Decoration