Saying Thanks to a Scouts Canada Volunteer for their outstanding contributions to Scouting is this easy:
Would you like to thank a Scouter for their impact on you, your child or your community? Just hit the Thank You it’s that easy!
Good Commendations are key to recognizing our Volunteers and Youth!
As much as we love to get Commendations thanking Rusty for taking a Youth camping, it’s hard to tell how big a deal this is with just that one line. Commendations through the Thanks system are also used to flag Volunteers and Youth for other higher-level awards. It’s important we have enough details to tell us how the person being thanked are helping our Youth thrive in their programs.
Think of the five W’s.
It may seem like a lot, but you can touch upon these points in 3 or 4 sentences. Remember that the person reviewing these commendations may not be local to you, and they may not know about the event or know the person being commended. The highest Scouts Canada awards (Silver Acorn, Bar to the Silver Acorn, Silver Wolf) are adjudicated at the National level.
The preferred method for submitting a ‘Thank’ you is directly to the volunteer's profile through myscouts.ca. This works for any Scouter whose profile you have access to.
Note — the Application Date, Comments and Nominator fields are used in the same way as if you had entered the commendation through scouts.ca/thanks website and will appear on the Commendation Letter. By adding the commendation through myscouts.ca, there’s no confusion which person the commendation is being made for, and the approval process will be faster.