International Scouter Award
The International Scouter Award is a national award conferred by the BSA International Division
upon the recommendation of a council International Representative and Scout Executive. It is a
prestigious award given to scouters who have committed great time, energy, and resources to
international scouting efforts over a number of years. As of 2011, only 1,001 International Scouter
Awards have been presented nationally. On average only 100 awards (from 300 BSA councils) are
presented nationally per year.
Within the Utah National Parks Council, only these 13 scouters have been honored with the International Scouter Award:
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|Name ||City ||State || Date |
|John L. Cross, Sr. ||Orem ||UT ||30-Oct-03 |
|T. Pat Reilley ||Lehi ||UT ||23-Jan-04 |
|Eric J. Tuttle ||Orem ||UT ||14-Jun-06 |
|Stan Michelsen ||Spanish Fork ||UT ||10-Oct-06 |
|David A. Wilson ||Orem ||UT ||05-Dec-07 |
|Shay Warren Lelegren ||American Fork ||UT ||28-Oct-08 |
|Marty Val Hill ||Pleasant Grove ||UT ||28-Oct-08 |
|James A. Tatton ||Nephi ||UT ||28-Oct-08 |
|Jalin Anderson ||Saratoga Springs ||UT ||23-Jun-09 |
|Howard Shurtleff ||Orem ||UT ||26-Apr-11 |
|Chet Howard ||Orem ||UT ||09-Aug-11 |
|Boyd C. Tippetts ||Orem ||UT ||09-Aug-11 |
|Ron Nyman ||Lindon ||UT ||17-Oct-11 |
Those interested in this award may download an application and contact either Marty Val Hill or Jim Tatton for an interview.
The Silver World Award
The other BSA award given for international service to Scouting is called the Silver World Award.
The Silver World Award is exceedingly rare.
Only 114 of these awards have ever been presented, worldwide. BSA only has record of two awards
that were presented to US citizens. One of these recipients was a Utahan:
President Spencer W. Kimball of the LDS Church.
Scouting folklore tells that there were approximately 40 awards that may have been presented to other US citizens and
BSA members, but their names are not on record in the BSA International Division. This award cannot be applied for,
it is a Distinguished Service Award that is bestowed by BSA. Registered BSA Scouters are now ineligible for this award.