Please return your completed nomination form to your District Advance Chair
The District Award of Merit is presented by councils upon recommendation of the district, much like the Silver Beaver is a national award presented upon recommendation of councils.
Unlike other training-based awards like the Scouter’s Key, councils are restricted in how many District Awards of Merit they can award each year. The ratio is simple: one award per 25 units in a district.
- 1. A nominee must be a currently REGISTERED SCOUTER.
- 2. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both.
- Note – The nature and value of “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 group over an extended period of time.
- 3. 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.
- 4. The nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with the district and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
- 5. Nominations cannot be considered for posthumous awards.
- 1. Annually, district chairmen will appoint a temporary special District Award of Merit committee of not more than five persons who will consider all candidates and make recommendations of those to receive the award to the council through the Scout executive.
- 2. The Scout executive will inform the district chairman of those nominations approved by the council committee.