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Awards

Award Name Who can earn it? How is it earned? What is earned?

Den Leader Training Award

- Den Leader

Tiger Den Leader

Wolf Den Leader

Bear Den Leader

Webelos Den Leader

Complete training, tenure, and performance requirements, and submit the application to your district training chair for approval.

Knot DenLeaderAward

Scouter's Training Award

- Cub Scout

- Boy Scout

- Varsity

- Venturing

- Sea Scout

- District Committee

Adult Scouter

Complete training, tenure, and performance requirements, and submit the application to your district training chair for approval.

Knot TrainingAward

Scouter's Key

- Cub Scout

Boy Scout

- Varsity

- Venturing

- Sea Scouts

- District Committee

Cubmaster

Scoutmaster

Varsity Coach

Venturing Advisor

Sea Scouts Skipper

District Operating Committee Chair

Complete training, tenure, and performance requirements, and submit the application to your district training chair for approval.

Knot ScoutersKey

Unit Leader Award of Merit

- Fact Sheet

- Nomination form

Cubmaster

Scoutmaster

Varsity Coach

Venturing Advisor

A unit may nominate its leader who has completed the training, tenure (8 months), and performance requirements, and is still the unit leader. Submit the completed nomination, including necessary reference letters, to the council for approval.

Knot UnitLeaderOfMerit

District Award of Merit

- Nomination form

Adult Scouter

This award is presented by a district to adult Scouters who have shown exemplary service. Complete the nomination and submit it to the district committee for their consideration.

Knot DistAwardOfMerit

Silver Beaver

Silver Antelope

Silver Buffalo

- More information

Adult Scouter

These awards are given by council, region, and National to adult Scouters who render exemplary service to youth.

Knot SilverBeaver

Knot SilverAntelope

Knot SilverBuffalo

George Meany Award

- Fact Sheet

- Nomination form

Adult Scouter

Presented to any adult union member who has made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting. The completed nomination is submitted to the local union for approval. Once approved, the form is then submitted to the local council to be forwarded to National.

(Medals are awarded through the oganization)

Knot GeorgeMeanyAward

Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Award

- More information

Adult Scouter

A registered member of the Boy Scouts of America performs an outstanding effort to save a life.

Medal HonorMedal

Religious Award

Adult Scouter

The requirements will vary by faith. Visit www.praypub.org (external link) for more information.

NOTE: Adult Scouters who earned the religious award as a youth continue to wear the youth knot (silver knot on purple background) as an adult.

Knot ReligiousAdult

Awards Earned as a Youth

 Adult Scouter

Several accomplishments achieved as a youth are recognized with knots on the adult uniform.

These include (shown in order):

  • Arrow of Light
  • Eagle
  • Venturing Silver or Summit Awards
  • Sea Scouts Quartermaster
  • Religious Award
  • Hornaday Award

Knot ArrowOfLight

Knot Eagle

Knot VenturingSummit

Knot SeaScoutQMAward

Knot ReligiousYouth

Knot Hornaday

Council Trainer Award

- Council Trainer Award Progress Record

Registered Scout or Scouter

Attend Trainer Development Conference, and complete specified requirements as a trainer. Submit the application to your district training chair.

CouncilTrainer2015 1

 

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