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Special badges (Club ID, Fire Honour, and National Camp-out) are worn on the left sleeve.

 

Other agency's badges are also worn on the left sleeve. These include Hunting/Fishing/Conservation Education Badges, Canoe Certifications, St. John Ambulance and Red Cross. Wear only the highest level attained. 

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Badges should be worn in their proper location as described above.   The Golden Spruce Award, may be worn above the shirt pocket (same as the Gold and Silver Honours).  Leaders should set a good example for the wardens by wearing the badges and uniform properly.  To earn the Bronze Badge everyone should know the proper location of the badges.

Leader Recognition Pins / Belt Buckle

These are awarded to leaders for their cumulative years of service, and are available from AJFWA.  Pins may be worn on the collar of your uniform.  Recognition awards include:

 

  • 3 year pins                              
  • 5 year pins
  • 10 year pin and belt buckle
  • 15 year pin and gift
  • 20 year pin and gift
  • 25 year pin and plaque
  • 30 year pin and gift

Awards of Merit

To nominate a member for an award, send the information on the awards to Chief Warden of Alberta Terry Garrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or Membership Director Dawn Friesen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fire Honour

Awarded to Wardens for significant fire suppression, detection or action where protection of property or our forest environment is at risk.  A badge is presented for the recipient's uniform along with a personal congratulatory letter from Alberta’s Chief Warden. 

If someone wishes to acknowledge a Warden, a letter explaining the circumstances must be sent to the AJFWA.  The Alberta Chief Warden will determine if the Warden is eligible to receive the badge.  An adult leader may display a Fire Honour Badge if they were awarded it as a Warden.

Gold Honour

This highest award in the organization for a Warden is awarded for continuous and outstanding service to the club and Junior Forest Warden organization.  Length of service may be a consideration.  It may also be awarded for heroism and valour.  A badge is presented for the recipient's uniform. A certificate and a personal congratulatory letter from the Chief Warden of Canada or Alberta Chief Warden also accompany this award. 

To recommend a Warden for the Gold Honour, the Warden's contributions are outlined in a letter composed and signed by the Club Coordinator, Club Leader(s) and Adult Council and sent to the AJFWA.  The Chief Warden of Canada or Alberta Chief Warden will determine if the Warden is eligible to receive the award.

Silver Honour

This second highest award in the organization for a Warden is awarded for meritorious and commendable service to the club and Junior Forest Warden organization.  Length of service may be a consideration.  A badge is presented for the recipient's uniform.  A certificate and a personal congratulatory letter from the Chief Warden of Canada or Alberta Chief Warden also accompany this award.

To recommend a Warden for the Silver Honour, the Wardens contributions are outlined in a letter composed and signed by the Club Coordinator, Club Leader(s) and Adult Council and sent to the AJFWA. The Chief Warden of Canada or Alberta Chief Warden will determine if the warden is eligible to receive the award.

Order of the Golden Spruce Award

The Order of the Golden Spruce Award is the highest recognition a volunteer can receive in the Junior Forest Warden Program. It is to honour dedicated volunteers, adult leaders and life-long supporters of the organization.  An oval-shaped pin and a gold and green certificate are presented.  A personal congratulatory letter from the Chief Warden of Canada and/or Alberta’s Chief Warden accompanies this award.

To recommend a person for this award, three active adult members of the Junior Forest Warden organization must recommend recipients in a letter to the AJFWA. The Chief Warden of Canada and/or Alberta Chief Warden will determine if the Warden is eligible to receive the award.

NOTE:  If a person was a Junior Forest Warden and is now a Leader or Life-Long Supporter of the Program he/she may be recommended for the "Gold or Silver Honour Award" but not "The Order of the Golden Spruce".  

If a person was a Junior Forest Warden at any time they cannot receive the "Order of the Golden Spruce".  If a Volunteer was never a Junior Forest Warden, they cannot receive the "Gold or Silver Honour Award".

 

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