Awards

The this page contains useful information for the Awards and Recognition.

Leadership and Training

Den Leader Training Award

Square Knot: Den Leader The Den Leader Training Award can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters:

  • Cub Scouters ( Progress Record : 511-052, 2012 Printing)
    • Tiger Cub Den Leader
    • Wolf Cub Scout Den Leader
    • Bear Cub Scout Den Leader
    • Webelos Den Leader

Scouter's Training Award

Square Knot: Scouter's Training The Scouter's Training Award can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters:

  • Cub Scouters ( Progress Record : 511-057, 2012 Printing)
    • Pack Trainers
    • Cub Scouters
  • Boy Scouters ( Progress Record : 511-058, 2012 Printing)
    • Scoutmasters
    • Assistant Scoutmasters
    • Committee Members
    • Chartered Organization Representative
  • Varsity Scouters ( Progress Record : 511-059, 2012 Printing)
    • Coaches
    • Assistant Coaches
    • Committee Members
    • Chartered Organization Representative
  • Venturing Leaders ( Progress Record : 511-060, 2012 Printing)
    • Advisors
    • Assistant/Associate Advisors
    • Committee Members
    • Consultants
    • Chartered Organization Representative
  • District/Council Scouters ( Progress Record : 34169-060, 2006 Printing)
    • Cub Scout Roundtable staff members
    • Boy Scout Roundtable staff members
    • Varsity Scout Huddle staff members

Scouter's Key Award

Square Knot: Scouter's Key The Scouter's Key Award can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters:

Unit Leader Award of Merit

Square Knot: Unit Leader Award of Merit The Unit Leader Award of Merit can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters:

  • Cubmaster
  • Scoutmaster
  • Coaches
  • Advisors

Progress Record : 512-003, 2010 Printing)

Outstanding Service

Baden-Powell Award

Baden-Powell The Baden-Powell Award is presented to registered Scouters with exceptional character for distinguished service to youth within our Scouting Units.

Nominations should be sent to by 9:00p, Saturday January 14, 2017!

District Award of Merit

Plaque: District Award of Merit Square Knot: District Award of Merit The District Award of Merit is presented to registered Scouters with exceptional character for distinguished service to youth within our District.

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.

Requirements

  • Nominee must be a registered Scouter
  • A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside of Scouting, or both
  • Consideration must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position

Nominations should be sent to by 9:00p, Saturday January 14, 2017!

Silver Beaver Award

Medal: Silver Beaver Square Knot: Silver Beaver Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented by the Boy Scouts of America, to volunteers for distinguished service to youth within the council. It is the highest award that a local council may present to a volunteer.

Nominations for the Silver Beaver awards consist of three parts:

  • Noteworthy service of exceptional character to non-Scouting youth
  • Exceptional service to the Boy Scouts of America
  • Service or standing within the community or community organization

Nominations should be sent to by 5:00p, Saturday November 5, 2016!

Support of Scouting

James E. West Fellowship Award

James E. West Fellowship Square Knot: James E. West James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, and he served in that position for more than three decades.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the San Gabriel Valley Council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and does not diminish or replace, the donor's annual gift to the Council's Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone - an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council President, or District Chairman, or in memory of a departed loved one, business associate or special Scouter.

Each donor is recognized with a personalized certificate, distinctive pin and an embroidered square knot which you may wear on your uniform.

There are several levels which are achieved with an accumulated level of giving to the James E. West Fellowship.

  • $1,000: James E. West Fellowship
  • $2,500 or more: Grand Teton
  • $5,000 or more: Pikes Peak
  • $10,000 or more: Mt. Whitney
  • $15,000 or more: Mt. McKinley

If an institution is truly "the lengthened shadow of one man", it is more than fitting that the BSA honor James E. West's major contributions to Scouting in such a significant way.

Bravery

Medal of Merit

Medal of Merit Square Knot: Medal of Merit The Medal of Merit is awarded to Scouts and Scouters who have performed some act of meritorious service above and beyond that normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. This act may involve a lifesaving effort, but is not confined to lifesaving. It may also be awarded for any meritorious action using some aspect of Scouting skills or learning.

Honor Medal

Honor Medal Square Knot: Honor Medal The Honor Medal is presented to Scouts and Scouters shown courage in attempting to save a life with personal risk. This award has been presented posthumously to Scouts who have died while attempting to save the life of another. In very exceptional cases the award is presented with crossed gold palms to Scouts and Scouters who have attempted to save a life at great personal risk demonstrating exceptional heroism.

Honor Medal with Crossed Palms