Adult Leader Recognition


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Baden Powell Award

This award is representative of the adult Scouter who has started the journey to making a difference. As was Lord Baden Powell this adult leader is a trusted mentor, guide, and protector of youth. The nominee nurtures and develops youth to become leaders of character, physical and moral fitness, and sound citizenship, and who exemplify a life following the Scout Oath and Law.

General Criteria to Nominate an Individual:

  • Currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America;
  • Received leader specific training;
  • Who pursues excellence in Scouting for youth and themselves;
  • Who, as Baden Powell did in his day, is making a difference in the life of Scouts, adult Scouters, and members of their communities.

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Second Miler Award

The Second Miler Award is given to registered Scouters for outstanding service to boyhood and to those who have gone the extra mile in serving youth either in the District or Unit level programs of Scouting. An individual can earn the award multiple times in recognition for continuous service.  This is a District award which is not recognized by national BSA and is not part of the individual's BSA service record.

General Criteria to Nominate an Individual:

  • Currently serving as an adult Scouting volunteer in any capacity in a unit, district, or council position.
  • Two to five years of service.
  • Has consistently shown the capacity and willinginess to go the extra mile to provide an outstanding Scouting program.
  • Has sought out training opportunities to improve their understanding of the Scouting program.


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District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is highest honor that can be given by a district. It is awarded to registered Scouters with exceptional character and noteworthy service in Scouting programs and for service to community and church. The award is never sought after and comes without solicitation to those who are chosen. It is only given to an individual once for that district.  It is a national BSA award and becomes part of the individual's BSA record.

General Criteria to Nominate an Individual:

  • Currently serving as an adult Scouting volunteer in any capacity in a unit, district, or council position.
  • Five to ten years of service.
  • Has been previously awarded the Second Miler Award
  • Has consistently shown the capacity and willinginess to go the extra mile to provide an outstanding Scouting program.
  • Has sought out training opportunities to improve their understanding of the Scouting program.


 

 

Influential Women in Scouting Recognition

Requirements Overview: Annually, the Utah National Parks Council pay tribute to extraordinary and influential women in Scouting programs. In a formal banquet setting, the Council recognizes women who have served youth with distinction, over an extended time, in church and community roles. These individuals who first and foremost exhibit a strong, positive influence on the youth and:

  • Provide noteworthy service to Scouting, including effective involvement at the unit, district, or council level;
  • Possess exceptional character that promotes the values of Scouting;
  • Have significant years of service to Scouting and/or service to youth in the unit, district, or council level;
  • Provide exceptional service within the community and outside of Scouting.

General Information. Candidates cannot nominate themselves; to avoid disappointment, if not selected, nominees should be unaware of their being considered. Nominations are submitted to Angela Shelley (801-437-6221) at angela.shelley@scouting.org or Terry Richardson (801-437-6207) at terry.richardson@scouting.org. Women approved for this recognition will be honored at a formal banquet in May or September at the Brigham Young University's Conference Center.

Details, Flyer & Nomination Form. Those nominating candidates should carefully follow the procedures (including due dates) before submitting. The district Key 3 is available to offer advice and support.


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Distinguised Commissioner Service Award

Requirements Overview. The Distinguised Commissioner Service Award is the highest recognition that can be given to someone serving in a stake (sub-district), community, district or council commissioner capacity. It recognizes an individual who has consistently engaged in distinguished and exceptional commissioner service resulting in significant, positive impact on youth, units and a district and/or council. In determining the value of such service, consideration must be given to the candidate's commissioner position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding and exceptional service beyond the expectations for the commissioner position, for at least five continuous years.

  • In order to be considered for the Distinguised Commissioner Service Award, a candidate must be nominated by a currently registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. To prevent embarrassment, should she/he not be selected, a candidate should not be aware of his/her nomination until advised by the council selection board or their representative.
  • The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award may be awarded once to a commissioner. There is no restriction on the number of recognitions that may be awarded by the Utah National Parks Council during a calendar year.
  • If approved for the award, the individual is recognized at an appropriate Council or District event.

Prerequisite details, Procedures & Nomination Form. Those nominating candidates should carefully consider and follow the prerequisites and procedures before submitting. The District Key 3 is available to offer advice and support.


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Silver Beaver Award

Introduced in 1931 the Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguised service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients are registered adult leaders, of exceptional character, who have made a significant, positive impact on the lives of youth and adult volunteers, and have provided notable service to the council and community. This recognition is extended to those who implement Scouting in a remarkable manner and provide many years of extraordinary and influential civic service.

The Silver Beaver is never sought after and comes without solicitation to those who are selected. To prevent embarrassment, should he/she not be selected, a candidate should not be notified of his/her nomination until advised by the council selection board or their representative.

General criteria to nominate an individual:

  • Has profoundly influenced Scouting and community youth programs in such a manner as to affect, in positive ways, many outside a district.
  • Extensively built lives of character in youth, based on the priciples of Lord Baden-Powells's Scout Oath and Law.
  • Generally has 15-20 years of service, is registered, and has extensive training in Scouting programs and methods.
  • Has previously been awarded a District Award of Merit.

Submission & Selection Guidelines:

  • The completed nomination is turned in to the District Key 3 for review at least three weeks before the May 1st due date to the council.
  • The council board convenes to consider all nominees, it notifies selectees about July 1st.
  • A council wide recognition ceremony is held for all awardees, their families, and guests on a Saturday in September.

Silver Beaver Nomination Form (Complete Online then Print & Sign)

Silver Beaver Recipient History (Maintained by Utah National Parks Council)

Silver Beaver Award (Information Maintained by Boy Scouts of America)

District Awards Nomination Process

Why: Recognitions demonstrate to youth that adults take youth advancements seriously, while thanking adults for their service. It enforces the role Scouting plays in strengthening families, churches, and communities, and sponsors and youth leaders take greater ownership of Scouting. 
 
How: Nominations may be submitted through the above options from April 1st of the current year through January 31st of the following year. A district board convenes to review and approve nominations by the third week in February.
 
When: District Recognition Ceremonies are held the last Thursday of each March. Locations are determined annually.
 
Many don’t have the background on persons they would like to nominate.  The Council Service Center in Orem, Utah is available to provide a non-sensitive Service History (“Scoutnet”) listing Positions, Training, and Awards on anyone registered with the BSA.

To obtain a Scoutnet summary please contact Renee Lyman at renee.lyman@scouting.org or Jan Hermel at jan.hermel@scouting.org and allow 10 days for a copy. In your request specify: the person's full name and current address. (Date of Birth and Member Number is helpful if available.)

District Recognitions - Recipient History (former Palmyra and Diamond Fork Districts are included)

Additional Information

National BSA "Awards Central" Website (an alphabetical list of recognitions, for performance and education)

National BSA "Awards" Website (an alternative list of)

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