Scouting’s Honours & Awards are awarded for high character, fortitude, courage, gallantry, and meritorious conduct or outstanding service to Scouting.


  • The Certificate of Commendation is for service to Scouting worthy of commendation.
  • The Medal for Good Service is for good service to Scouting.
  • The Medal of Merit is for especially good service to Scouting.
  • The Silver Acorn is for especially distinguished service to Scouting.
  • The Silver Wolf is for service of the most exceptional character to Scouting, normally of national importance.
  • The Silver Fox is for the most exceptional character to Scouting in the international field, performed by persons who are NOT members of Scouts Canada.
  • The Certificate for Meritorious Conduct is meritorious conduct worthy of recorded commendation but does not justify a medal.
  • The Medal for Meritorious Conduct is for especially meritorious conduct not involving heroism or risk of life.The Bronze Cross is for gallantry with moderate risk.
  • The Silver Cross is for gallantry with considerable risk.The Gold Cross is for gallantry, with special heroism and extraordinary risk.
  • The Award for Fortitude is for youth and adult members who, despite physical or mental impediments to their involvement, have made a significant contribution to the movement.
  • The Jack Cornwell Decoration is for children and youth and is awarded for pre-eminently high character, devotion to duty and specific acts of physical courage.
  • Medal of the Maple is for distinguished youth who have significantly contributed to the movement and the spirit of Scouting through community service, extraordinary Scouting participation and a solid system of personal values.