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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Welcome to Awards Central, the Boy Scouts of America’s repository for information about official awards and recognitions. This is where the most up-to-date information about BSA-related awards may be found, including award applications and nomination forms.

Those interested in proposing a new award should complete an Award Proposal Application , which includes details about the proposal and approval process.


Award Programs

Council Awards

Each year, councils recognize their outstanding leaders.

Religious Awards Program

Scouting’s religious awards program gives young people a chance to explore their faith.

Journey to Excellence Awards

You think you’re making all the right moves for your Cub Scouts, Scouts, or Venturers, but do you really know?

National Eagle Scout Association

Whether you earned Scouts BSA’s highest rank here or in another part of the country, we're happy to connect with you.

Distinguished Citizen Award

The Distinguished Citizen Award honors individuals who share Scouting’s belief in leadership, determination and values.

NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

The National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout Award is a prestigious recognition granted by a local council’s committee.