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Council Awards

Honor Our Top Volunteers

Each year, some of our council’s and community’s top leaders are honored with special service awards. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and safeguards, we are not holding an in-person reception for award recipients. Instead, we will compile a video of award presentations.

 

2021 Award Recipients

Silver Beaver Award
Jim Behrens
John Crawford
Richard Fant
Joel Holst
Dave Smith
Trey Walls
Jack Ward

Whitney M. Young Service Award
Morganne Davies
Alan Debus
Shelia Debus

William H. Spurgeon III Award
Hector Aguilar
Shasta Buchanan
Tori Howard
Ken Long
Eric Myers

Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award
Allen Dews
Michael J. Forstner

Sea Scout Leadership Award
Emma Chao
Gabriella Furnans
Hugh Mitchell
Harry Polly

Venturing Leadership Award
Karina Kumar
Camille Reyes
Jim Beck
Michael Capochiano

Learning for Life Leadership Award
Shaun Cranston

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Venturing Leadership Award
This award is made to a limited number of youth and leaders who provide exceptional service to the Venturing program.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Exploring Leadership Award
This is a distinguished award for Explorers and adult volunteer leaders who have given exceptional leadership in Exploring programs.

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Learning for Life Leadership Award
This is a distinguished award for Explorers, high school participants, and adult volunteer leaders who have given exceptional leadership in Learning for Life programs.

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Adult Distinguished Conservation Service Award
This is an award for adult volunteers who have devoted a minimum of three years at the unit, district, or council level encouraging and educating Scouts about natural resource conservation and environmental improvement.

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