These awards are an amazing opportunity to celebrate the amazing Scouting that occurs week in and week out right across South Yorkshire.

Being able to nominate your Leader, peer or Group and see them receive recognition for it, makes you feel empowered and able to make a difference, and above all it is a wonderful way of saying ‘thank you’.
This year we have added some brand new categories in alignment with The Scout Associations Vision 2018 and to recognise the fabulous young people we have in our County as well as the amazing Leaders.

Has your group carried out an amazing community Impact or A Million Hands Project? Is your group/ unit youth shaped? Do they consult their young people about decisions and their programme?

The awards are given in eight categories:

• Beaver Leader of the Year
• Cub Leader of the Year
• Scout Leader of the Year
• Explorer Leader of the Year
• Overall Leader of Excellence
• Young Person of the Year
• Most Youth Shaped Group
• Community Impact Project of the Year


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To nominate, please visit this google form and complete the questions!
The google form must be completed for the nomination to stand.

After the closing date Thursday 30th November 2017 the award nominations will be read through by our Youth Involvement Team and other young people across the County who will short list for each category.

If you have any questions about the award please do not hesitate to contact us at
We look forward to reading through your nominations!


Alice Derbyshire
South Yorkshire County Youth Commissioner

George Akid
South Yorkshire County Deputy Youth Commissioner