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Council Awards

VOLUNTEER AWARDS RECEPTION

Each year, some of our council’s and community’s top leaders are honored with special service awards. This year’s awards reception takes place:

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center
  • 12500 North IH 35, Austin, 78753
  • 1:00pm – Reception and Fellowship with light refreshments
  • 2:00pm – Ceremony

This is a free event thanks to the generosity of Scouters. If you can’t attend, please consider honoring the 2020 award recipients with a donation. To donate, please complete the form on this page.

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NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER

Nominations for these awards may be made at any time but are due in our council office by December 1.

All nominations can be dropped off at or mailed to: Fickett Center, 12500 N. IH-35 Austin, TX 78753

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

Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award
This award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Asian American youths.

CLICK HERE for nomination in a PDF 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 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 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 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