As a volunteer driven organization, Boy Scouts of America strives to recognize its outstanding volunteers for Unit and District Awards. We need your help in providing recognition to our many outstanding volunteers.
Please check out all 17 award categories on the District page and see how many from your unit will qualify. The awards nomination form can be downloaded here. pdf 2017 Alpine District Recognition Nomination Form
Nominations will be accepted at the April and May Roundtables or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Award recipients will be announced at the District Volunteer Recognition Evening on June 8th.
District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. It recognizes Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Download Application Here
Unit Leader Award of Merit
Quality unit leadership is the key to a quality unit program — and it leads to better Scout retention. Statistics show that if young people stay engaged in the program for at least five years, the BSA’s influence likely will stay with them for the rest of their lives. A quality Scouting experience will help keep Scouts in the program, and the Boy Scouts of America created the Unit Leader Award of Merit to recognize the quality unit leaders who make that happen. Download Application Here
This is the list of award categories
Pack of the Year
Den Leader of the Year
Cubmaster of the Year
Pack Committee Chair of the Year
Scout Troop of the Year
Scoutmaster of the Year
Troop Committee Chair of the Year
Varsity Team of the Year
Varsity Coach of the Year
Varsity Committee Chair of the Year
Venturing Crew of the Year
Crew Adviser of the Year
Crew Committee Chair of the Year
Chartered Organization of the Year
This award recognizes the noteworthy service provided by the Chartered Organization above and beyond normal expectations. The organization must charter at least one Scouting Unit and they must have noteworthy service above the call of duty in their support of Scouting and their own mission as an organization.
Commissioner of the Year
Each year we recognize one or more individuals within the Commissioners Staff who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the unit, or units, that they serve.
Scouting Family of the Year
One outstanding family will receive the Scouting Family of the Year Award. This family exemplifies the notion of Scouting as a program for the entire family.
Extra Miler Award
The “Extra Miler” is awarded to a Scouter who has rendered special service to the District and/or who has gone that extra “mile” to contribute to the District’s ability to carry out its objectives.