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  1. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS FORADULT LEADERSIN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

  2. Awards and Recognitions This presentation identifies the awards that can be presented to those individuals that provide adult leadership at all levels in the various programs of the Boy Scouts of America. This presentations is based upon information available as of April 2010.

  3. Awards and Recognitions TABLE OF CONTENTS Training Awards Scouting Service Awards Meritorious Action Awards Community Organization Awards Endowment Recognition Awards International Donation Awards Distinguished Service Awards

  4. Awards and Recognitions A square knot is the symbol that is worn on the Scouting uniform for many of the awards that are included in this presentation. In addition, the recognition for some of the awards may include an emblem suspended from a ribbon that is worn around the neck, an emblem that is suspended from a ribbon and pinned to the uniform, a pin, a bolo tie, a plaque, a certificate, or a device that is attached to a square knot. As applicable, the square knot, device, pin, or emblem is displayed in the upper right of the slide.

  5. Training Awards

  6. Tiger Cub Leader Training Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, Youth Protection, and Tiger Cub Leader Specific Training.), performance requirements that are specific to this Scouting position, as well as a minimum tenure of one year.

  7. Den Leader Training Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, Youth Protection, and Cub Scout Den Leader Specific Training.), performance requirements that are specific to this Scouting position, as well as a minimum tenure of one year.

  8. Webelos Leader Training Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, Youth Protection, and Webelos Den Leader Specific training.), performance requirements that are specific to this Scouting position, as well as a minimum tenure of one year.

  9. Cubmaster Training Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, Youth Protection, and Cubmaster Specific Training.), performance requirements that are specific to this Scouting position, as well as a minimum tenure of two years.

  10. Cub Scouter Training Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, Youth Protection and any Cub Scout position specific training.), performance requirements that are specific to this Scouting position, as well as a minimum tenure of two years.

  11. Pack Trainer Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, Youth Protection, and be able to explain the key elements for all Cub Scout Leader specific training positions.), performance requirements that are specific to this Scouting position, as well as a minimum tenure of two years.

  12. Scout Leader Training Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, youth protection, and leader specific training for your position.), performance requirements that are specific to the Scouting position in which the individual is registered, as well as a minimum tenure of two years. The following awards can be earned, and the applicable program device may be worn on the square knot: Boy Scout Leader Varsity Scout Leader Sea Scout Leader Venturing Leader Roundtable Staff

  13. Scouter’s Key Award The criteria for this award includes completing training (For example: This is Scouting, Fast Start Orientation, youth protection, and leader specific training for your position.), performance requirements that are specific to the Scouting position in which the individual is registered, as well as a minimum tenure of three years. The following awards can be earned, and the applicable program device may be worn on the square knot: Scoutmaster’s Key Varsity Scout Coach Key Skipper’s Key Venturing Advisor Key Commissioner’s Key District Committee Key

  14. Arrowhead Honor Award The Arrowhead Honor Award is a prerequisite for the Commissioner’s Key, Distinguished Commissioner Award, and the Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award. The requirements for this award include training specific to your commissioner position, as well as completing performance criteria that are specific to your commissioner position.

  15. Doctorate of Commissioner Science The purpose of this award is to recognize those active commissioners that complete a standardized program of training, that includes the preparation of a thesis or project, and the award of the Doctorate of Commissioner Science Degree from a College of Commissioner Science. There are performance, tenure, education, and training requirements that must also be satisfied.

  16. Philmont Training Center Masters The purpose of this award is to offer continuing educational opportunities so that Scouters have incentives to return, over a number of years, to take advanced training at the Center, and to be able to take their knowledge back to units, districts, councils, and council clusters, as well as, area, regional, national and international venues in order to benefit Scouts and Scouters. The requirements for this award are to attend a training course at the Philmont Training Center, attend a second course or teach a course at Philmont Training Center, recruit three people to attend a training course at PTC, and teach a Scouting course in your district, council, area, region, or other Scouting venue. A device is available for completing additional recruiting and teaching requirements.

  17. Wood Badge Wood Badge is an advanced training program in the skills of leadership for all adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. This training program is conducted in two parts. The first is an advanced outdoor training experience that is presented over two long weekends, or as a week-long course. The second part is the application phase, during which the leaders apply the skills that they learned to their specific Scouting position. This second phase is commonly referred to as “working your ticket.” Upon successful completion of both parts, the Scouter is recognized with Wood Badge beads, neckerchief, and woggle. Created in 1919 at Gilwell Park, Wood Badge became an integral part of the training program of the BSA in 1948.

  18. Wood Badge Staff Scouters that have served on a Wood Badge staff are permitted to wear three Wood Badge Beads, and those that have served as a Wood Badge Course Director are permitted to wear four Wood Badge beads.

  19. Seabadge Seabadge is an advanced training experience for adult leaders in the Sea Scouting program. The purposes of the Seabadge experience are: to improve the understanding of leadership, management and motivational skills among Sea Scout adult leaders, and to provide management, leadership, and presentation skills and tools to leaders so that they may use and share them with others in their day-to-day Sea Scout activities.

  20. Seabadge Underway Seabadge Underway is an advanced leadership training course for adult leaders in the Sea Scouting program that is conducted with the participants carrying out the roles of Sea Scout youth aboard a vessel that is underway. It is the mission of this course to provide basic training for adult leaders in the Sea Scouting program in order to teach and prepare members of their ship for the safe operation of a Sea Scout vessel underway in moderate conditions.

  21. Power Horn Powder Horn is a high adventure course that is designed to teach Venturing, Boy Scout, and Varsity Scout leaders how to safely conduct high adventure outdoor activities that are fun and challenging. The course is also intended to help adult leaders to use their resources to guide their units to have successful high adventure programs.

  22. Scouting Service Awards

  23. Unit Leader Award of Merit This award can be presented to a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Coach or Advisor. The unit committee is responsible for nominating the unit leader for this award. For Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venture crews, the nomination must includes an endorsement by the senior patrol leader, team captain, or crew president. The nominee must complete certain performance, tenure, and training requirements prior to the nomination being submitted.

  24. William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award This award is presented to an individual that is responsible for organizing a new Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Sea Scout Ship, or Venture Crew.

  25. Whitney Young, Jr. Service Award The purpose of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is to recognize the outstanding services provided by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth in rural or low-income urban areas.

  26. ¡Scouting…Vale La Pena! Service Award The purpose of the ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award is to recognize the outstanding services provided by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic- American and Latino youth.

  27. Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award The purpose of the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award is to recognize the outstanding services provided by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Asian American youth.

  28. Venturing Leadership Award This award is presented by councils, regions, or the National Council to venturers and adult leaders that have made exceptional contributions to Venturing, and who exemplify the Venturing code. Nominees must be registered and involved in Venturing as a Venturer or an adult for at least one year. The nominee must hold a leadership position or office on the unit, district, council, area, region or national level (as appropriate for the level of award presented). Nominees must show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers on the level appropriate for the award.

  29. International Scouter Award The International Scouter Award encourages Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through participation in world Scouting activities and recognizes Scouters for their contributions to world Scouting. This award is performance based and the applicant selects requirements in areas such as providing leadership to international events, giving financial support to international Scouting, and educating others about international Scouting.

  30. BSA Speakers Bank Award The BSA Speakers Bank program is intended to spread the message of the Boy Scouts of America through speakers at clubs and organizations. Every registered speaker will receive an official speaker’s pin and certificate. After giving ten speeches, the speaker will receive a patch. The BSA Speakers Bank Award is presented after delivering twenty speeches.

  31. Adult Religious Service Award The adult religious awards are presented by numerous religious denominations for distinguished volunteer service in the spiritual growth of the youth that are members of the Boy Scouts of America. Individuals must be nominated for these awards, and many of the adult religious awards have tenure, performance, and leadership criteria that are prerequisites to nomination.

  32. William T. Hornaday Gold Certificate The Hornaday Gold Certificate is presented to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to the education of youth in the conservation of natural resources and environmental improvement at the regional, national, or international level for a minimum of three years. A certificate is presented to the recipient.

  33. William T. Hornaday Gold Badge The William T. Hornaday Gold Badge is presented to adult leaders that have provided distinguished leadership and a significant commitment to the education of youth in the conservation of natural resources at the district or council level for a minimum of three years.

  34. William T. Hornaday Gold Medal The William T. Hornaday Gold Medal is presented to an adult Scouter for unusual and distinguished service in natural resource conservation and environmental improvement at the regional, national, or international level during a period of at least twenty years.

  35. NESA Life Membership This award is available to those Eagle Scouts that hold life membership in the National Eagle Scout Association.

  36. William Spurgeon, III Award Presented to individuals, businesses, schools, labor unions, governmental agencies, industries, civic clubs, or community organizations that have rendered exceptional dedication, as well as, significant and outstanding leadership to exploring or to an exploring unit. A plaque is presented to the recipient. For those individuals that received the award prior to 1998, a square knot maybe worn on the uniform.

  37. Learning for Life Leadership Award This award is presented by councils to Explorers, high school participants, and adult leaders that have made exceptional contributions to Exploring or the Learning for Life program. Nominees must be involved in Exploring or the Learning for Life program as an Explorer, high school participant, or an adult leader for at least one year. Nominees must show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Exploring or the Learning for Life Program. A plaque is presented to the recipient.

  38. Spirit of Scouting Award The Spirit of Scouting Award is presented to a noteworthy individual who has performed exceptional and unusual service to young people in hard-to-reach communities over a long period of time. A certificate is presented to the recipient.

  39. Russell C. Hill Award Presented to individuals, businesses, schools, labor unions, governmental agencies, industries, civic clubs, or community organizations that have made outstanding contributions to character education at the local, state, or national level that has added to the quality of life for families through Learning for Life programs. A plaque is presented to the recipient.

  40. Vivian Harris Award Presented to individuals, businesses, schools, labor unions, governmental agencies, industries, civic clubs, or community organizations that have made outstanding contributions to special education at the local, state, or national level that has added to the quality of life for families through Learning for Life programs. A plaque is presented to the recipient.

  41. Torch of Gold Award The Torch of Gold Award is presented for outstanding service to youth with disabilities. A certificate is presented to the recipient.

  42. Wood Services Award The Woods Services Award is a national recognition that was established to honor volunteers who have preformed exceptional service and leadership in the field of Scouts with special needs. The Woods Services Award is provided by the Woods Services and Residential Treatment center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, in memory of Luther Wellington Lord. He served as a residential supervisor for more than 23 years at Woods Services. Mr. Lord established this award as part of his service to youth through his involvement with Scouting on a local and national level. Only one award is presented annually. A plaque is presented to the recipient.

  43. Meritorious Action Awards

  44. National Certificate of Merit The National Certificate of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed a significant act of service that is deserving of special national recognition. First awarded in 1989. A certificate is presented to the recipient.

  45. Medal of Merit The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others. First awarded in 1946.

  46. Heroism Award The Heroism Award may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at minimum risk to self. The action taken need not involve attempts of rescue or risk to self but must put into practice Scouting skills and/or ideals. First awarded in 1923.

  47. Honor Medal The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save life at considerable risk to self. First awarded in 1923.

  48. Honor Medal with Crossed Palms The Honor Medal with Crossed Palms may be awarded in exceptional cases to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and extraordinary skill or resourcefulness in saving or attempting to save life at extreme risk to self. First awarded in 1938.

  49. Community Organization Awards

  50. Community Organization Awards These awards are presented to adult members of the Boy Scouts of America by an external community organization that is specifically recognized by the Boy Scouts of America. These awards are not Scouting awards, each award presented by a community service, fraternal, corporate or governmental organization to one of its members for making significant contributions toward the education, service and/or devotion to youth through Scouting. The form of the award varies from organization to organization, and could be a certificate, a lapel pin, or an award suspended from a ribbon and worn around the neck.