Volunteer Awards

Each year, councils recognize their outstanding leaders. Nominations for these awards may be made at any time but are due in our council office by December 1 (except Venturing Leadership Award, which is due February 7).

Award presentations (except the Venturing Leadership Award) will be made at our council banquet in February. Our council solicits nominations for the following council-level recognition awards:

Silver Beaver Award: a limited number of Silver Beaver awards are made each year (CLICK HERE to see our council's list of Silver Beaver Award recipients). The Silver Beaver recognizes adult volunteers for exceptional service to Scouting at the council level.

    CLICK HERE for a nomination in a PDF format
    CLICK HERE for a nomination in Word format

Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award: This national-level award is presented to individual adult volunteers and organizations that provide exceptional service to for rural and urban at-risk youth (CLICK HERE to see our council's list of Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award recipients).

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¡Scouting … Vale la Pena! Service Award: This award is made to individual adult volunteers who provide exceptional service to Hispanic youth. (CLICK HERE to see our council's list of Vale la Pena! Service Award recipients). 

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William H. Spurgeon III Award: This award is made to individual adult volunteers and organizations who provide exceptional service to the Exploring program (CLICK HERE to see our council's list of William H. Spurgeon III Award recipients).

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Spirit of Scouting Award: The Spirit of Scouting Award is designed for presentation to a noteworthy individual who has performed exceptional and unusual service to young people in hard-to-reach communities over a long period of time. (CLICK HERE to see our council's list of the Spirit of Scouting Award recipients).

     CLICK HERE for a nomination form in PDF format

Venturing Leadership Award: This award is made to a limited number of youth leaders who provide exceptional service to the Venturing program. It is presented at a separate Venturing ceremony (CLICK HERE to to see our council's list of Venturing Leadership Award recipients).

    CLICK HERE for a nomination form in a PDF format
    CLICK HERE for a nomination in Word format

Sea Scout Leadership Award: The Sea Scout Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters who have made exceptional contributions to Sea Scouting and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law. (CLICK HERE to see our Council's list of Sea Scout Leadership Award recipients).

     CLICK HERE for a nomination form in a PDF format