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   WOOD BADGE
      WE2-590-3-10
      CAMP TRACY

    APRIL 22 – 24, 2010
   APRIL 29 – MAY 1, 2010
FOX PATROL
CHUCK JACKSON
  SCOTT JONES
   ALF KOFOED
GREG MAYNARD
 BRYAN PACKER
  JEREMY WALL
 DAREN WATTS
      THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
      EMBROIDERED KNOTS
Knots are worn above the left pocket in rows of three. The order of wearing of medals
and knots is at the discretion of the wearer. It is suggested that the medal or knot
deemed most important by the wearer be worn on his or her own right. Embroidered
knots are representative of pin-on medals or around-the-neck awards and are designed
for the convenience of the wearer. In the case of the District Award of Merit and
Professional Training Award, the knot is the only wearable insignia.

Below is a diagram showing how the knots should be worn on a Scout or Scouters
official uniform.
 ARROW OF LIGHT AWARD

A Webelos scout earns the Arrow of Light award by completing requirements from
the Webelos handbook. The Arrow of Light award is the highest Cub Scout award
available. The award patch is worn as a Webelos scout and as a Boy Scout – adults
wear the square knot symbol.
ASIAN AMERICAN SPIRIT OF
SCOUTING SERVICE AWARD
The purpose of the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award is to recognize
outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated
involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for
Asian American youth.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
       AWARD
 Community Organization Award is a generic term used by the Boy Scouts of America
 to identify a category of awards used by secular, national, community organizations
 to recognize their members for voluntary service and achievement. The organization
 must also be a Boy Scouts of America national chartered organization. The recognition
 piece, the concept of the award, and the criteria for awarding and presenting it
 are developed and owned by the national community organization which is also a
 chartered organization with the Boy Scouts of America. To ensure compatibility with
 the objectives and mission of the Boy Scouts of America, the concept, requirements,
 and criteria for presenting the award must be approved by the Boy Scouts of America
 national Relationships Committee.
                      CUBMASTER
                        AWARD
Serve as a registered Cubmaster for two years or as a registered assistant Cubmaster for
one year and a Cubmaster for one year.

Training:

     •	Complete	‘The	New	Cubmaster’	Fast	Start	Training.
     •	Complete	basic	training	for	Cubmasters.
     •	Complete	Youth	Protection	training.
     •	During	each	year	of	tenure	for	this	award,	participate	in	a	Cub	Scout	Leader	
       pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance:

     •	As	a	Cubmaster	or	assistant	Cubmaster	in	a	pack,	earn	the	national	Quality	
       Unit Award at least twice.
     •	Earn	the	National	Summertime	Pack	Award	at	least	once.
     •	Plan	and	conduct	pack	meetings	during	each	year	registered	as	Cubmaster.
               CUB SCOUT
            DEN LEADER AWARD
Award Requirements:
Tenure: Complete one year as a registered Cub Scout den leader.

Training:
      •	 Complete	‘The	New	Den	Leader’	Fast	Start	Training.
      •	 Complete	basic	training	for	Cub	Scout	den	leaders.
      •	 Complete	Youth	Protection	training.
      •	 During	your	tenure	for	this	award,	participate	in	a	Cub	Scout	leader	pow	wow	or
      •	 University	of	Scouting,	or	attend	at	least	four	roundtables.	

Performance:
Do five of the following:

     •	 During	at	least	one	program	year,	have	a	minimum	of	50	percent	of	the	Cub	Scouts	in	your	
        den earn the rank for their grade or age (Wolf or Bear).
     •	 At	least	once,	reregister	a	minimum	of	75	percent	of	the	eligible	members	of	your	den	as	a	
        part of pack rechartering.
     •	 Graduate	a	minimum	of	60	percent	of	the	eligible	members	of	your	den	into	Webelos	
        Scouting.
     •	 Have	an	assistant	den	leader	who	meets	regularly	with	your	den.
     •	 Have	a	den	chief	who	meets	regularly	with	your	den.
     •	 Take	leadership	in	planning	and	conducting	a	den	service	project.
     •	 Conduct	at	least	three	den	meetings	per	month,	nine	months	per	year,	or	follow	an	optional	
        plan approved by the pack.
     •		Participate	with	your	den	in	a	Cub	Scout	day	camp	or	Cub	Scout	resident	camp	experience.	
     •	 Explore	three	Character	Connection	activities	with	your	den	members	in	one	year.
     •	 Hold	regular	den	meeting	and	den	activity	planning	sessions	with	your	assistant	den	leader.
         CUB SCOUTER AWARD
Award Requirements:
Tenure: Complete two years as a registered adult leader in a Cub Scout pack.
Training:
  •	 Complete	Fast	Start	Training	for	your	position.
  •	 Complete	basic	training	for	any	Cub	Scouting	position.
  •	 Complete	Youth	Protection	training.
  •	 During	each	year	of	tenure	for	this	award,	participate	in	a	Cub	Scout	Leader	pow	wow	or	University	
     of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance:
Do five of the following:
  •	 Assist	in	planning	a	pack	program	that	results	in	advancement	in	rank	by	a	minimum	of	50	percent	
     of pack members each year.
  •		Serve	as	an	adult	leader	related	to	a	pack	that	earns	the	national	Quality	Unit	Award.
  •		Serve	as	leader	of	a	blue	and	gold	banquet,	pinewood	derby,	space	derby,	raingutter	regatta,	field	day,	
     picnic, or other Cub Scout activity.
  •	Give	leadership	to	a	promotional	effort	that	results	in	at	least	60	percent	of	pack	members	
     subscribing	to	Boys’	Life	magazine.
  •	Develop	or	update	a	Tiger	Cub	or	Cub	Scout	den	activity	book	listing	places	to	go,	things	to	do,	
     costs, distances, etc., locally for the five Tiger Cub areas or at least 12 Cub Scout themes.
  •		Give	leadership	to	planning	and	conducting	a	pack	service	project.
     Organize participation of a pack in the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
  •	 Help	with	two	annual	unit	Friends	of	Scouting	campaigns.
  •	 Serve	as	a	leader	for	members	of	your	pack	attending	a	Cub	Scout	day	camp	or	resident	camp.
  •	 Serve	one	year	as	pack	trainer,	during	which	time	75	percent	of	registered	pack	and	den	leaders	
     complete basic training for their positions.
          DISTINGUISHED
       COMMISSIONER SERVICE
              AWARD
Award Requirements:

The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award is intended to recognize commissioners who provide quality
service. Each council decides how to certify eligibility and keep records. There is no national application
form for this award.

     •	 Be	a	currently	active	council,	assistant	council,	district,	assistant	district,	or	unit	commissioner.
     •	 Complete	training	as	outlined	by	the	local	council,	including	earning	the	Commissioner’s	Key.
     •		Serve	as	an	active	commissioner	for	five	consecutive	years	and	be	currently	registered	with	the	Boy	
        Scouts of America.
     •		 echarter	at	least	90	percent	of	the	units	in	your	area	of	service	for	a	minimum	of	the	past	two	
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        consecutive years.
     •	Assist	units	so	that	more	than	60	percent	of	the	units	in	your	area	of	service	achieve	the	National	
        Quality	Unit	Award	for	a	minimum	of	the	past	two	consecutive	years.


Requirements	for	Roundtable/Huddle	Commissioners:
     •	Complete	training	as	outlined	by	the	local	council,	including	earning	the	Commissioner’s	Key.
     •	Serve as an active commissioner for five consecutive years and be currently registered with the Boy
       Scouts of America.
     •	Conduct at least nine roundtables/huddles per year for the past two consecutive years.
               DISTRICT AWARD
                  OF MERIT
The District Award of Merit is awarded by a District to volunteer and professional
adults	for	service	to	youth	in	the	District.	Normally,	the	award	is	presented	for	service	
to	youth	in	excess	of	five	years.	A	person	may	receive	more	than	one	District	Award	
of Merit, although there are no provisions for the wearing of a device or emblem
officially to denote the second or subsequent awards. Unofficially, those award holders
that have received more than one may wear a small Universal device centered on the
knot. The Boy Scouts of America has no records of any volunteer or professional
earning the Award of Merit in more than two separate Districts. Career members of
the Boy Scouts of America may receive this award upon concurrence of the Council
Scout	Executive	and	the	Director	of	Operations	at	the	National	office,	Boy	Scouts	of	
America.

Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the
candidate.
     DOCTORATE OF
  COMMISSIONER SCIENCE
The Doctorate of Commissioner Science Award Knot is available to any currently
active commissioner at any position by completing the requirements. Approval
is administered by the local council through the council commissioner and the
professional advisor to commissioner service. The knot once earned can be purchased
through	the	Supply	Group	at	your	local	Scout	Shop	or	Council	Distributor.
                   EAGLE SCOUT
                      AWARD
A Boy Scout earns the Eagle Scout award by completing requirements from the Scout
handbook. The Eagle Scout award is the highest youth rank in scouting. The award
patch is worn as a Boy Scout – adults wear the square knot symbol.
   EAGLE SCOUT NESA LIFE
    MEMBERSHIP AWARD
The	National	Eagle	Scout	Association	has	made	this	knot	available	to	Life	Members.	
Show	your	NESA	Life	Membership	card	at	a	local	Scout	Shop	and	purchase	the	knot.
Either	the	Eagle	Scout	knot	or	the	NESA	Life	knot	are	worn,	not	both.
EXPLORER ACHIEVEMENT
       AWARD
RETIRED	–	The	Explorer	Achievement	Award	was	established	in	1981	to	fill	a	
perceived	need	for	recognition	for	Explorers.	Each	Explorer	required	18	months	total	
tenure	in	Exploring	leadership,	and	designed	their	own	program	of	growth	in	the	six	
experience	areas	of	Exploring.	The	review	was	conducted	by	the	Explorer	post.
                 GEORGE MEANY
                    AWARD
The	George	Meany	Award	is	a	national	recognition	approved	by	the	AFL-CIO	
Executive	Council.	It	may	be	presented	to	any	adult	union	member	who	has	made	a	
significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting.

Each	AFL-CIO	city	central	labor	council	and	each	AFL-CIO	state	federation	is	
permitted to give one award annually. The emphasis of this award is on the importance
of	being	selective.	There	is	no	rule	that	the	quota	must	be	used	every	year.	No	
honorary recognitions should be made.

The	purpose	of	the	award	is	to	recognize	the	recipient’s	outstanding	service	to	youth	
through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America.
               HEROISM AWARD

The	Heroism	Award	is	presented	to	Scouts	and	Scouters	that	have	saved	a	life	at	little	
or	no	personal	risk.	In	the	past,	those	persons	would	receive	a	Certificate	of	Heroism	
from	the	local	Council.	Today,	those	previous	holders	of	Certificates	of	Heroism	as	
well as present Scouts are honored with the present Medal.
                  HONOR MEDAL

The	Honor	Medal	is	presented	to	Scouts	and	Scouters	who	showed	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.
           WILLIAM T. HORNADAY
                 AWARD
The	William	T.	Hornaday	Award	recognizes	Scouts	and	Scouters	for	ecology	efforts	and	service	to	conservation	in	
their	communities.	To	earn	the	Hornaday	Award	as	an	individual,	youth	members	must	earn	a	series	of	merit	badges	
followed by a concentrated series of conservation and/or environmental education projects to be conducted in the
member’s	community	or	nearby,	under	the	advise	of	a	trained	conservation,	naturalist,	or	environmental	engineering	
expert.

There are seven levels to this award – the Unit Certificate for Scouting groups, the Badge, Bronze Award and Silver
Award	for	youth,	the	Gold	Badge	and	Gold	Medal	for	Adults,	and	the	Gold	Certificate	for	outside	organizations	and	
corporations.	Holders	of	the	Bronze	and	Silver	Awards	and	the	Gold	Medal	may	wear	the	square	knot	shown	above.

The Unit certificate is awarded by the local council to a den, pack, patrol, team, crew, or group of five or more Boy
Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers for a unique, substantial conservation project.

The	Hornaday	Badge	is	awarded	by	the	local	council	to	an	individual	Scout,	Varsity	Scout,	or	Venturer	for	outstanding	
service in conservation.

The	Bronze	medal	is	awarded	to	an	individual	for	exceptional	service	in	natural	resource	conservation	or	
environmental improvement. A national committee judges the applications.

The Silver medal is awarded to an individual for unusual and distinguished service in natural resource conservation or
environmental improvement. Applications are reviewed three times a year by a national committee.

The	Gold	Badge	is	nominative	in	nature	and	is	awarded	by	the	local	council	to	an	adult	Scouter	to	recognize	
leadership to conservation at council or district level for at least three years

The	Gold	Medal	is	nominative	in	nature	and	recognizes	adult	Scouter	for	outstanding	service	in	natural	resource	
conservation	and	youth	education	on	a	multistate	or	national	basis.	Nominations	are	made	by	a	national	or	regional	
conservation	organization	or	agency.	(A	maximum	of	six	per	year	can	be	awarded)
              INTERNATIONAL
             SCOUTER’S AWARD
The	International	Scouter’s	Award	encourages	Scouters	to	broaden	their	involvement	
in Scouting through participation in world Scouting activities and recognizes Scouters
for their contributions to world Scouting.

Applicants must be currently registered adult Scouters of the Boy Scouts of America.

All	applicants	must	receive	the	approval	of	their	local	council’s	international	
committee chairperson or international representative and their council Scout
executive.
               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.
      ORDER OF THE ARROW
        DISTINGUISHED
        SERVICE AWARD
The	National	Order	of	the	Arrow	committee	presents	the	Distinguished	Service	
Award to those Arrowmen who have rendered outstanding service to the Order on a
sectional, area, regional, or national basis. It is given primarily for dedicated service to
the Order and Scouting over a period of years. Only a limited number of awards can
be	presented.	Arrowmen	whose	service	records	are	the	most	outstanding	and	extend	
the	farthest	beyond	the	local	lodge	level	are	usually	selected.	Young	men	under	21	and	
adults	(volunteer	and	professional)	are	eligible	for	nomination.	Nominations	will	not	
be accepted or considered for posthumous awards.
                      PACK TRAINER
                         AWARD
TENURE:
 1. Complete two years as a registered Pack Trainer

TRAINING:
 1.Fast	Start	training	for	the	Pack	Committee
 2.Complete	New	Leader	Essentials	and	be	familiar	with	and	able	to	explain	the	key	elements	of	
   Leader Specific Training for all volunteer positions in the pack.
 3.Complete	Youth	Protection	Training
 4. Participate in a TDC.

PERFORMANCE:
 1. Participate in a Cub Scout leader Pow Wow or University of Scouting during each year of tenure
   for this award.
 2.	Have	Cub	Scout	Roundtable	staff	certify	your	attendance	for	at	least	30%	of	the	roundtables	
   during each year of your tenure for this award.
 3.	Attain	100%	trained	leadership	within	the	pack	for	the	committee	chairman,	Cubmaster	and	all	
   the den leaders.
 4.	Have	a	working	plan	in	place	for	delivering	Fast	Start	training	to	new	leaders	within	48	hours	of	
   their joining your pack.
 5.	Have	a	working	plan	in	place	for	helping	leaders	who	have	not	taken	basic	training	to	attend	
   New	Leader	Essentials	and	leader	specific	training.
 6.	Keep	and	update	training	records	of	all	leaders	in	your	pack.
 7.	During	the	pack	annual	program	planning	meeting,	be	available	to	answer	questions	about	
   training courses.
 8.	Review	ongoing	pack	leadership	training	status	and	provide	leaders	with	updates	on	any	
   available supplemental training.
PHILMONT TRAINING CENTER
  MASTERS TRACK AWARD
 The	Philmont	Training	Center,	the	National	Volunteer	Training	Center	for	the	Boy	
 Scouts of America, has developed a PTC Masters Track Program that encourages
 Scouting leaders to receive training themselves, yet also to help provide training to
 other leaders in their units, district, council, and other councils. The purpose of
 this	program	is	to	offer	continuing	educational	opportunities	so	that	Scouters	have	
 incentives to return, over a number of years, to take advanced training at the Center,
 and to be able to take their knowledge back to units, district, councils, council
 clusters, national and international venues to benefit Scouts and Scouters. All actions
 for	the	PTC	Masters	Track	Square	Knot	must	be	earned	after	June	1,	2008.	Courses	
 taken prior to this date will not be counted.
 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
         AWARD
The Professional Training Award may be earned by:

    •	Associate	District	Executives
    •	District	Executives
    •	Senior	District	Executives
    •	Exploring	Executives
    •	Senior	Exploring	Executives
    •	District	Directors,	and
    •	Field	Directors	with	supervisory	responsibilities	for	District	or	
      Exploring	Executives.

To earn the award, Scouters must:

    •	Successfully	attend	all	three	sessions	of	the	Professional	Executive	
      Institute (PEI)
    •	Complete	or	participate	in	five	of	eight	training	or	coaching	programs	
      (including	Wood	Badge,	Exploring	Advanced	Seminar,	and	National	
      Camping School)
    •	Meet	all	critical	achievements	in	his	or	her	District/Division/Council	for	
      two of the three years.
             QUARTERMASTER
                 AWARD
The	Quartermaster	Award	is	the	highest	award	in	the	Sea	Scouting	Program.	In	order	
to	earn	Quartermaster	Award,	Sea	Scouts	must	show	nautical	proficiency,	leadership,	
and service over a period of time; earn several rating awards; and pass a Board of
Review at the local Council level. This is a rare award.
           RELIGIOUS EMBLEM
             YOUTH AWARD
This knot may be worn by any Scout or Scouter that completed a religious emblem
program as a youth member. The actual administration of religious emblem programs
is	conducted	by	the	Scout’s	religious	organization.	The	religious	organization	usually	
presents the religious emblem upon completion of the religious emblem program.
Units	frequently	honor	the	recipient	with	a	presentation	of	the	Universal	Youth	
Religious Emblem Square Knot. Only one youth award square knot is worn, no
matter how many times the holder earns a second or subsequent religious award as a
youth	member.	For	subsequent	awards,	the	Scout	wears	the	appropriate	devices	on	his	
square knot to indicate multiple awards.
           RELIGIOUS EMBLEM
             ADULT AWARD
This square knot is worn by those whom have received a religious award as an adult
member of the Boy Scouts of America. The awards are not Boy Scouts of America
awards and are presented by religious organizations for long tenure of service to
Scouting,	the	religion,	and	the	community.	With	one	exception	all	of	these	awards	
require a nomination. Self-nomination is not allowed.

Only one Adult Religious Award square knot is worn regardless of how many awards
have	been	received.	It	is	possible,	for	example,	to	receive	two	or	three	levels	of	awards	
in some faiths or to receive awards from more than one faith.
                  SCOUTER’S KEY

The	Scouter’s	Key	Awards	can	be	presently	earned	by	the	following	groups	of	Scouters:
Scoutmasters, Varsity Team Coaches, Venuring Advisors, Sea Scouting Skippers,
District Committee members, Council and Assistant Council Commissioners,
District and Assistant District Commissioners, Roundtable Commissioners, and Unit
Commissioners.

Each award group has requirements covering basic training, performance, tenure, and
certification. Scouters earning the Key Award in one program area must complete all
requirements (including tenure) for a subsequent Key Awards in another program
area. Scouters earning a Key Award cannot use the tenure for the Key Award toward
earning	the	Scouters’	Key	Award	in	the	same	program	area.
         SCOUTER’S TRAINING
              AWARD
The	Scouter’s	Training	Award	can	be	presently	earned	by	the	following	groups	of	Scouters:

Boy Scouts: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Chartered Organization
Representative.

Varsity Scouts: Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Committee Members, Chartered Organization
Representative.

Venturing Leaders: Advisors, Assistant/Associate Advisors, Committee Members, Consultants,
Chartered Organization Representative.

Sea Scouting Leaders: Skippers, Committee Members, Consultants, Chartered Organization
Representative.

District/Council Scouters:	Cub	Scout	Roundtable	staff	members,	Boy	Scout	Roundtable	staff	
members,	Varsity	Scout	Huddle	staff	members.

Each award group has requirements covering basic training, performance, tenure, and certification.
Scouters earning the Training Award in one program area MUST complete ALL requirements
(including tenure) for a subsequent Training Awards in another program area. Scouters earning a
Training	Award	cannot	use	the	tenure	for	the	Training	Award	toward	earning	the	Scouters’	Key	
Award	in	the	same	program	area	unless	specifically	stated	otherwise	(i.e.	Scoutmaster’s	Key).
¡SCOUTING …VALE LA PENA!
     SERVICE AWARD
The purpose of the ¡Scouting …Vale la Pena! Service Award is to recognize
outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated
involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for
Hispanic	American/Latino	youth.
              SEABADGE AWARD

These awards are given as recognition of completion of the Sea Badge Course, which is
the advanced training course for Sea Scouting leaders at the Ship, District, Council or
Regional level.

The	single	trident	versions	are	awarded	to	attendees	(The	different	background	colors	
are	for	different	color	uniforms.)	The	version	with	two	tridents	is	awarded	to	staff	
members, and the three trident version is awarded to course directors.
SCOUTMASTER AND ADVISOR
    AWARD OF MERIT
 Shortly	after	the	National	Eagle	Scout	Association	was	established	in	1972,	it	began	
 to	make	available	a	NESA	Scoutmaster	Award.	The	award	was	presented	to	one	
 Scoutmaster	per	BSA	area	each	year.	These	Scoutmasters’	records	demonstrated	proper	
 use of Boy Scout advancement, and a significant number of their Boy Scouts attained
 the	Eagle	Scout	rank.	This	award	was	discontinued	on	December	31,	1987.

 The	president	of	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America	requested	that	NESA	convert	its	award	
 into	a	Scoutmaster	Award	of	Merit	that	could	be	earned	by	all	Scoutmasters.	His	
 rationale was that there is a need for recognizing Scoutmasters relatively early in their
 work	in	that	position,	before	they	qualify	for	the	Scouter’s	Key.
              SILVER ANTELOPE
                   AWARD
The	Silver	Antelope	Award	is	presented	upon	action	of	the	Regional	Executive	
Board	of	one	of	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America’s	four	Regions	for	service	to	youth	within	
the Region or for outstanding longtime service to youth by a registered Scouter
residing within that Region.

Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the
candidate.
                   SILVER BEAVER
                       AWARD
The	Silver	Beaver	Award	is	presented	upon	action	of	a	Council	Executive	Board	of	
one	of	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America’s	local	Councils	or	the	Direct	Service	Council	for	
outstanding service to youth within the Council or for outstanding longtime service
to youth by a registered Scouter residing within that Council. The average tenure for
Silver Beaver candidates is ten years or longer. Career members of the Boy Scouts of
America	may	receive	this	award	upon	concurrence	of	the	Council	Scout	Executive	and	
the	Director	of	Operations	at	the	National	office,	Boy	Scouts	of	America.

Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the
candidate.
                 SILVER BUFFALO
                     AWARD
The	Silver	Buffalo	Award	is	awarded	upon	action	of	the	National	Executive	Board	
of the Boy Scouts of America to volunteers Scouters and other individuals for
outstanding service to youth on a national basis or over a significant period of national
service	to	a	youth	agency	or	in	actions	affecting	youth.	The	Silver	Buffalo	Award	is	the	
traditional	award	presented	to	the	Honorary	President	of	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America	
sometime during his term of office.

Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the
candidate.
                  SILVER WORLD
                      AWARD
The	Silver	World	Award,	conceived	in	1971,	is	presented	by	the	Boy	Scouts	of	
America	to	world	citizens	who	give	outstanding	service	to	their	nation’s	youth,	to	
young people in other countries, or to the Scouting program of their nation through
their participation or support. Recipients of the Silver World must be citizens of
countries whose Scout associations are members of the World Organization of
Scouting Movements, to include registered adult Boy Scouts of America members.

Nominations	are	accepted	from	anyone	with	knowledge	of	an	individual’s	service	to	
Scouting or to youth on an international or worldwide basis, to include individuals
served	by	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America’s	Direct	Service.	Awards	are	presented	through	
the	Boy	Scouts	of	America’s	National	Court	of	Honor	by	the	Chief	Scout	Executive,	
National	President,	International	Commissioner,	or	National	Commissioner	or	by	Boy	
Scouts	of	America	volunteers	or	professionals	on	behalf	of	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America’s	
National	officers.	A	limited	number	of	Silver	World	Awards	are	presented	based	upon	
one	award	for	every	50,	000	registered	Boy	Scouts	of	America	youth	members	at	
the end of the preceding calendar year. Awards not presented may be held over for
presentation in subsequent years. The Award consists of a red and white striped ribbon
holding	a	light	blue	sphere	with	the	Boy	Scouts	of	America’s	emblem	in	the	center,	
surrounded by three stars - two on the right and one on the left; a certificate; a lapel
pin;	and	a	cloth	emblem	for	the	BSA	and	other	nation’s	field	uniforms.
                SPEAKERS BANK
                    AWARD
The BSA Speaker Bank program is intended to spread the Scouting message through
speakers at clubs and organizations. Every registered speaker will receive an official
speaker	pin	and	certificate.	After	giving	10	speeches,	the	speaker	receives	a	patch.	The	
award	knot	is	given	to	speakers	after	delivering	20	speeches.
                     TIGER CUB DEN
                     LEADER AWARD
Tenure

 Complete one year as a registered Tiger Cub Den Leader.
 (Dates of service used to earn this award cannot be used to earn another key or award.)

Training

 1.	Complete	“The	New	Tiger	Cub	Den	Leader”	Fast	Start	training.
 2. Complete basic training for Tiger Cub Den Leaders.
 3.	Complete	Youth	Protection	Training.
 4. During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of
   Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.

Performance

Do all of the following:

 1. Conduct a Tiger Cub roundup for your pack with at least five new Tiger Cub boy/adult teams
   recruited.
 2. Contact the host team each month and provide support as needed for one year.
 3. Coordinate Tiger Cub den participation in three Cub Scout pack activities each year.
 4.	Graduate	a	Tiger	Cub	den	into	Cub	Scouting	with	at	least	60	percent	of	the	Tiger	Cubs	
   becoming Cub Scouts.
 5.	Report	on	the	progress	of	Tiger	Cub	dens	at	75	percent	of	pack	leader	meetings
 WILLIAM H. SPURGEON III
        AWARD
This award is presented to adults and organizations for outstanding service to youth.

Only holders of individual awards may wear the knot (not members of an organization
that received the award).

Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the
candidate.
             VENURING SILVER
                 AWARD
The Venturing Silver Award is available to all Venturing youth members of the Boy
Scouts of America. Its purpose is to provide a pathway for personal development;
encourage Venturers to learn, grow, and serve; and recognize the high level of
achievement of Venturers who acquire Venturing skills.
                         WEBELOS DEN
                        LEADERS AWARD
Tenure
  Complete 1 year as a registered Webelos den leader.
  (Dates of service used to earn this award cannot be used to earn another key or award.)

Training
  1.	Complete	“The	New	Webelos	Den	Leader”	Fast	Start	training.
  2. Complete basic training for Webelos den leaders.
  3.	Complete	Youth	Protection	Training.
  4. Complete outdoor training for Webelos den leaders.
  5.	During	your	tenure	for	this	award,	participate	in	a	Cub	Scout	leader	pow	wow	or	University	of	Scouting,	or	
    attend at least four roundtables.

Performance
Do seven of the following:

  1.	During	at	least	one	program	year,	have	a	minimum	of	50	percent	of	the	Webelos	Scouts	in	your	den	advance	in	
    rank (Webelos Badge or Arrow of Light Award).
  2.	At	least	once,	reregister	a	minimum	of	75	percent	of	the	eligible	members	of	your	den	as	a	part	of	pack	
    rechartering.
  3.	Graduate	a	minimum	of	60	percent	of	the	eligible	members	of	your	Webelos	den	into	Boy	Scouting.
  4.	Have	an	assistant	Webelos	den	leader	who	meets	regularly	with	your	Webelos	den.
  5.	Have	a	Webelos	den	chief	who	meets	regularly	with	your	den.
  6.	Take	leadership	in	planning	and	conducting	two	Webelos	overnight	campouts	or	other	outdoor	den	activities.
  7.	Assist	in	planning	and	conducting	a	Webelos	den	/	Boy	Scout	troop	joint	activity.
  8.	Take	leadership	in	planning	and	conducting	a	Webelos	den	service	project.
  9. Conduct at least three Webelos den meetings per month, 9 months per year or follow an optional meeting plan
    approved by the pack.
  10.	Participate	with	your	den	in	a	Webelos	day	camp	or	resident	camp	experience.
  11.	Explore	three	“Character	Connection”	activities	with	your	den	members	in	one	year.
  12.	Hold	regular	den	meeting	and	activity	planning	sessions	with	your	assistant	den	leader.
             JAMES E. WEST
          FELLOWSHIP AWARD
The	James	West	Fellowship	Award	is	probably	the	one	award	that	sparks	the	most	
misunderstanding when spotted on a uniform. Some folks immediately assume that
the award was simply purchased, which is not accurate. This award is presented to
individuals	based	on	a	contribution	of	$1000	or	more	to	the	local	Council’s	West	
Fellowship	Fund.	Only	registered	Scouters	or	youth	members	receive	and	wear	the	
square knot.

The money may be given by a group of Scouters or individual Scouter to honor
a fellow Scouter, as a memorial on the death of a Scouter, or to recognize an
achievement.	For	example,	a	group	of	Scouters	could	put	the	money	together	to	
recognize	the	outstanding	efforts	of	an	individual	who	spent	years	doing	publicity	
work for a local Council through newsletters, press releases, web pages, etc., for which
there is no official recognition. The award can also be given to an individual who
makes a contribution on his/her own behalf. Regardless of the source of funding, the
award is used by Boy Scouts of America to generate badly needed funds to support
critical	local	Council	and	national	programs	which	have	suffered	major	losses	due	to	
diversion of funding for national-level resolutions of risk-management issues.
    WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR.
          AWARD
Several years ago Boy Scouts of America was concerned that certain rural and inner-
city urban areas were not being reached by the Scouting program. As part of its
push	to	offer	the	Scouting	program,	the	Whitney	Young,	Jr.	Award	was	developed	
to recognize outstanding support and service at both the local and national level in
reaching under-served areas. The knot may only be worn by holders of individual
awards.

Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the
candidate.
WILLIAM D. BOYCE NEW–UNIT
    ORGANIZER AWARD
 The	William	D.	Boyce	New-Unit	Organizer	Award	is	presented	to	recognize	
 volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. The award may be
 worn on the adult uniform. The award is a square knot placed over the three colors
 representing the three phases of the Boy Scouts of America program - Cub Scouting,
 Boy Scouting, and Venturing. A volunteer can earn the knot by organizing one
 traditional unit, and a program device can be earned for up to three additional units
 organized. The award recognizes volunteers for organizing traditional units after
 March	1,	2005.

 The award is administered by the Relationships Division and will be presented by the
 local council.

				
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