Black River District News

District Award Nominations are due November 15, 2018 for this years December 5 Awards Dinner

As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteers the Boy Scouts of America realizes the need to recognize the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. In addition to the thanks, praise and recognition that come to those who serve their communities with utmost efficiency, the Boy Scouts of America has established district awards that are given for distinguished service to youth. The criterion is different for each award, but there is one common thread. The awards are granted by one's own peers in Scouting and do not come as the result of any prescribed course of action or tests to be accomplished.

 

DISTINGUISHED LEADER AWARD: This award is granted for outstanding service to youth, within the individual unit outside the line of regular duty and upon nomination of the unit. (This award can be presented to single or multiple individuals and would only be presented once per recipient)

 

DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT: This award is granted for outstanding service to youth, within the local district outside the line of regular duty and upon nomination of the district. It is the highest award conferred by district. (Normally only two are presented.)

 

ED WILLIAMS SCOUT SPIRIT AWARD

This award is presented to the Scouter who has shown exceptional Scout Spirit defined as; Scout spirit applies to how a Scouter lives and conducts his 'daily' life. He shows Scout spirit by being a role model to his peers, living by the Scout Oath and Law. The concept of Scout spirit is not based on how many Scouting events or outings a Scouter attends, but rather by how he helps bring out the best in others as a reflection of his own character and attitude in his 'daily' life.

 

CUB SCOUT LEADER OF THE YEAR

This is given to the leader who has put forth extra effort to provide exceptional activities and leadership to the youth of the unit. They have provided help when needed to the pack and committee leaders without hope of personal recognition or gain.

 

BOY SCOUT LEADER OF THE YEAR

This is given to the leader who has put forth extra efforts to provide exceptional activities and leadership to the youth of the unit. They have provided help when needed to the troop and committee leaders without hope of personal recognition or gain.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE YEAR

This is given to the leader who has put forth extra efforts to provide exceptional activities and leadership to the youth of the unit. They have provided help when needed to the unit and unit leaders without hope of personal recognition or gain.

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

This is given to a first year scouter who has come in this past year and has made a huge impact on either a pack, troop, venturing or on the district level.

 

WE MEDLIN DEDICATION AWARD

This award is presented to the Scouter or Non-Scouter who has shown exceptional dedication to Scouting by demonstrating a long term commitment to Scouting on a community level.   This candidate has an extreme passion for scouting and the scouting program.  This candidate incorporates many of their daily activities to promote and involve Scouting matters and issues.

 

Download Award nomination form located on our District Homepage for full information, requirements and details.

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