Scouter Recognition

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is presented for rendering service of an outstanding nature at a District level. See the District Award of Merit nominating form for instructions. This form may be submitted to the District Advancement Chair for routing.

Silver Beaver

Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local Council. See the 2017 Silver Beaver Packet for nominating instructions. The nomination form is downloadable.

Veterans Award

See the Veteran Application for recognition as a Scouter with 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25+ years of Scouting service.

Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards

Please see the Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Award page. Inquiries regarding these awards should be directed to the Council Advancement Chair.

Adult Religious Emblem

Religious emblem programs exist for Adult Leaders of most religions (though not all). See the Religious Emblems page for details.

Wood Bagde and Powderhorn

Pine Tree Council offers a number of supplemental and advanced training opportunities. Wood Badge delivers advanced leadership training every other year, consisting of 2 three-day weekends and a six-to-eighteen month practicel project. Powderhorn provides training on how to deliver high adventure program, offered annually. See the Council site for more information on these opportunities.

Knot Recognitions

BSA provides a number of awards for Adult Leaders which are recognized by knot awards worn on the uniform.

May I wear youth awards as a Scouter?

Generally no, but there are exceptions. Youth religious emblems, Arrow of Light, Eagle Scout Award, Venturing Silver Award, Sea Scout Quartermaster Award and bravery awards are worn by adults as knot awards. Youth rank insignia, Merit Badges, and other youth awards are not worn by adults.

Where can I get help?

Contact the Council Advancement Chair or the Commissioner Team for assistance.

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