The Distinguished Service Award is an award granted by the Scout Association of Maldives and is conferred to Adult Leaders who have served the Association with utmost distinction and whose contributions have made a crucial and outstanding impact for the Scout movement. These awards will be in 2 categories:-
- A) Certificate of Merit, Bronze Coconut, Silver Coconut & the Gold Coconut.
- B) Bronze Tuna & the Silver Tuna (Silver Tuna as the Highest Award)
It consists of a suitable medal and a citation selected and approved by the Awards Committee and endorsed by the Scout Council.
The Awards Committee will select the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. The name of the nominee will be presented to The Scout Council for its endorsement. The Award is presented for the member annually, in an appropriate ceremony approved by the Scout Council.
The member should demonstrate exemplary contributions improving the scout movements quality within their community through activities such as running a good youth program for the group or raising fund etc., but not limited to serve the scout community, Scout Units, NHQ, Committees of Scout Council, Executive Committee or the Scout Council, providing special assistance to enhance the capacity of the Scout movement through new dimensions to the lives of the young people, mentorships, and partners for excellence or similar activities.
Certificate of Merit
The Certificate of Merit, a dark blue color knot (cloth patch) is awarded to the Adult Leaders with good service to the Scout Association for a period of at least for 3 – 4 years.
The Bronze Coconut, with an orange ribbon is awarded to the Adult leaders with excellent service to the Scout Association for a period of at least for 7 – 9 years.
The Silver Coconut, with a green ribbon is awarded to the Adult Leaders with outstanding service to the Scout Association for a period of at least for 12 years.
The Gold Coconut, with a purple ribbon is awarded to the Adult Leaders with distinguished service to the Scout Association for a period of at least 17 years.
The Bronze Tuna, with a red ribbon is awarded to the Adult leaders who have sustained and exceptional service to the Scout Association for a period of at least for 20 years.
The Silver Tuna, with a green, white & red vertically patterned ribbon is awarded to the Adult leaders with eminent achievements and meritorious service to the Scout Association for a period of at least for 20 years.