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.

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).

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

¡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). 

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

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).

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

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

    CLICK HERE for a nomination form in a PDF 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

Torch of Gold Award: This award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service in the area of Scouts with special needs. It is presented to both youth and adult members.
CLICK HERE for a nomination form in a PDF format
Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award: This award is presented to teachers, educational support staff and school administrators who instill Scouting values in their students. It recognizes a person’s work for students in his or her professional role — not for what the person does directly for Scouting.
CLICK HERE for a nomination form in a PDF format
Exploring Leadership Award: This is a distinguished award for Explorers and adult volunteer leaders who have given exceptional leadership in Exploring programs.
CLICK HERE for a nomination form in a PDF format