Nominations for the following awards are now open. Please provide nominates name, unit and a short justification for the nomination. If link follows award below, please fill download application and provide in addition to previously requested information.
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
National Certificates of Merit
The National Certificate of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition. Download Application Here
Golden Spark Plug
The “Golden Sparkplug” is awarded to a Scouter who has rendered special service to the District and/or provided that extra “spark” that contributed to the District’s ability to carry out its objectives.
Each year we recognize one or more individuals within the Commissioners Staff who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the unit, or units, that they serve.
Cub Scouter of the Year Award
This award recognizes the outstanding service of an adult leader in a Pack position, supporting the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout programs.
Boy Scouter of the Year Award
This award recognizes the outstanding service of an adult leader in a Troop, Team, or Crew position supporting the Boy Scout or Venturing programs.
Committee Member of the Year Award
This award recognizes outstanding service of a member of a unit committee for any Orca District Pack, Troop, Team, or Crew.