Bromley District Scouts – Jack Petchey Award Scheme

Bromley District Scouts run the Young Person Achievement Award scheme for young people aged 11-25 and the Leader Award scheme for leaders aged 21+.

Young Person Achievement Awards
“The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best.”
Jack Petchey CBE

Young people selected should be those who have gone above and beyond, or achieved perhaps where others thought they might fail. Winning an Achievement Award will mean different things for different people – it may represent a personal triumph against adversity, it may recognise a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone, it may be the opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player who always puts others first.

At the very heart of the Achievement Award is the fact that other young people are encouraged to nominate their peers, so recognising the hard work and efforts. Nominations are also accepted from leaders and parents. Nominations are then reviewed by the Bromley Jack Petchey Team, and winners are then selected and notified.

Winners will receive:
A framed certificate and pin badge
A letter from Jack with card attached giving them the opportunity to join the JPF Achievers community
A copy of ‘Notes from Jack Petchey’ – a special A5 book with advice and guidance in the words of Jack himself
£300 grant to be spent on a something of their choice that will benefit their section or group
Award winners are further recognised by attending the Jack Petchey Celebration Events where they are congratulated on stage in front of friends and family

PLEASE NOTE: in order to comply with the reporting requirements of the Jack Petchey Foundation, all grants must be authorised and spent by the end of June for Awards received between January and June, or by the end of November for Awards received between September and November

Leader Awards
The Foundation realises that lots of the great work, projects and schemes that young people are able to access and participate in, would simply not be possible without the support of their adult leaders. In recognising this, they created the Leader Award – a chance for young people themselves to recognise their leaders and say thank you to the ones that inspire and support them, for their dedication and commitment, or particularly those who go ‘the extra mile’ to support young people.

To be eligible for an award, the Leader must mainly work with young people aged 11-25 – in the case of Scouting, this would be the Scout, Explorer or Network sections.

Nominations and selection take place in the same way as for the Achievement Award, but are also sent to the Foundation for approval. Winners of the Leader Award will be honoured at a Jack Petchey Celebration Event with a certificate and medallion and can then apply to Jack Petchey for a grant of up to £1000 to be spent on furthering Scouting for the young people they are involved with.

PLEASE NOTE: in order to comply with the reporting requirements of the Jack Petchey Foundation, all grants must be applied for within 6 months of receiving the Leader Award.

Use this link to nominate a young person (11-25) for a Young Person Achievement Award, or an adult (21+) for a Leader Award.

Use this link to submit a request to spend a Young Person Achievement Award or Leader Award grant.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls