Higher Awards

Annually awards are given out to volunteers for outstanding service on the district and council level.  To nominate someone for an award please complete for the form at the bottom of this page.   Council and District Award descriptions are listed below.

District Awards are presented each District Dinner in the November/ December timeframe.  Council awards are presented at our annual Council Dinner at the end of January. 

 

District Level Awards 

 

District Certificate of Appreciation:  This award is for any registered scouter in the district who provides service to a unit and/or district beyond the normal duties of his/her registered position. 

District Service Award:  This award is for any registered scouter in the district who has provided continuous and noteworthy service to the district that enables the scouting program to be administered to the youth of the district.  The nominee should actively participate in district programs and support the implementation of these programs.

District Award of Merit:  This award is for a registered scouter who has rendered noteworthy service to youth.  "Noteworthy service to youth" may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth, or it may have been given to a small groups over an extended time.  The nominee should contribute some type of service to youth outside of scouting as well.  Consideration should be given to the nominee's position and corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectation of duty.  The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district and the council is to be taken into consideration.

 

Council Level Awards

R. Tait McKenzie Large Statue

  • Minimum of four years tenure in any scouting position.
  • Participate in council or district projects such as membership, finance, special events, training, advancement with continued service to youth.
  • Trained in a specific position. (If applicable)
  • Encourage youth in religious programs and scouting ideals

Silver Beaver Award

  • This award is for a registered scouter who has rendered noteworthy service to youth at the council level.  "Noteworthy service to youth" may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth, or it may have been given to a small groups over an extended time.  The nominee should contribute some type of service to youth outside of scouting as well.  Consideration should be given to the nominee's position and corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectation of duty.  The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district and the council is to be taken into consideration.

Harold T. Walsh Memorial Award

  • Five years of continued significant service to youth since receiving the Silver Beaver Award.

Council Level  Alumni Awards

Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

All NOESA recipients must be Eagle Scouts in good standing with the Boy Scouts of America and must either be registered with or have their primary residence within the boundaries of the nominating council. No length of time is required to have passed since earning the rank. Examples of possible recipients include:
• Local heroes and celebrities at the peak of their notoriety whose achievements outside of Scouting have touched and inspired others;
• Philanthropists, public servants, educators, or business owners who have made a positive, long-term impact as cornerstones of the community;
• Individuals who have attained prominence at the state or regional level in their profession or avocation—an avocation being any activity including, but not limited to, athletics, hobbies, collecting, outdoor adventure, and record-setting activities.
• Each recipient’s actions and accomplishments should elevate the stature of Eagle Scouts in the public eye, and each recipient shall be held to the standards set forth in the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and national BSA standards for membership.

Please submit your nomination with the pdf below.

Alumnus of the Year Award

The Boy Scouts of America Council Alumnus of the Year Award is the Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) who, over a sustained period of time, have used the skills and values they learned through their association with Scouting to make significant and long-lasting contributions to their local communities through their careers, avocations, and Scouting.
A BSA alumnus includes anyone positively and personally impacted by the BSA—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, community leaders, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day.

 

File Name Description
BSA Alumni of the Award Nomination Form Download
Council and District award nomination form.doc Download
Outstanding Eagle Scout Nomination Form Download
Position Name Telephone
Training Advisor Michelle Petrosino (732) 233-1757 Email