Time to Submit District & Council Award Nominations!
Please take a moment to nominate volunteers in your Scouting unit for District and Council awards! Nominations deadline is April 1, 2023. <!–
Accepting Nominations Now! Deadline is April 1st!
Attention Colonial District Scout Leaders and Parents! We need your help!
It is time again to recognize and celebrate our District’s outstanding volunteers by honoring them with AWARDS! We know there are many great volunteers helping in our District and Units who are deserving of recognition for their tremendous efforts!
Please, please, please take a moment to submit nominations for District Awards, including Individual Leadership Awards for different positions, Unit of the Year Awards, the Shining Star Award in recognition of a local organization that supports Scouting in our district, and for the highest honor in our district—the District Award of Merit.
More information on these awards as well as Council-level awards will be provided below.
Completed nominations for ALL of the awards (district and council) should be submitted via email to our Colonial District Chairperson Ron Randolph at [email protected]. It is also possible to submit nominations via US Mail. Email Ron Randolph to request his mailing address.
All nominations must be received by April 1, 2023.
Units, Individual Leadership, & Local Organizations
Colonial District Yearly Awards Nomination Form: https://tinyurl.com/ColonialYearlyAwards
This year Colonial District is bringing back district awards for Units, Individual Leadership, and Local Organizations that support scouting! Please use the consolidated Colonial District Yearly Awards Nomination Form (linked above) to nominate units, individuals, or organizations for recognition in one or more of the categories listed below. The nomination process for these awards is quick and easy – you just need to name the unit, individual, or local organization you are nominating and briefly explain WHY you are nominating them for special recognition. Submission of multiple nominations is encouraged! BUT PLEASE, ONLY ONE NOMINATION PER FORM.
Unit Award Categories: Cub Scout Pack, Scouts BSA Troop, Venture Crew
Individual Leadership Award Categories: Cubmaster, Assistant Cub Master, Den Leader (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, AOL), Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venture Advisor, Venture Assistant Advisor, Committee Chair, Committee Member, Charter Organization Representative, Spouse (not registered), Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner
Local Organization Award: The ‘Shining Star’ award honors an organization outside of Scouting for its support of Scouting within the district.
Completed nominations should be submitted via email to our Colonial District Chairperson Ron Randolph at [email protected]. It is also possible to submit nominations via US Mail. Email Ron Randolph to request his mailing address. All nominations must be received by April 1, 2023.
The District Award of Merit is the highest award that a District can bestow on one of its volunteers.
ANY registered adult leader can be nominated for the District Award of Merit. Among the common misconceptions about the District Award of Merit is that only long-time scout leaders who are active as District or Council level volunteers can receive this prestigious award. In fact, more often than not, the leaders selected for this award are UNIT LEVEL volunteers who have done an outstanding job serving the youth in their own Packs, Troops, Teams and Crews for a number of years.
The OPERATIVE WORD is NOMINATED – in order for a volunteer to receive the District Award of Merit, they must be nominated by someone who knows of their dedication. The nomination process requires a little bit of work, but the joy you’ll receive if your nominee is recognized is worth the small amount of time and effort.
Please, please, if you know of a dedicated scouter in YOUR unit who has not already received a District Award of Merit (see recent recipients listed below) and should be recognized with this high honor, please click on the link above to download the nomination form. Please also invite parents and other leaders in your unit to submit their own nomination or write a letter of endorsement to support your nomination.
The next step is to fill out the form to the best of your ability. DO NOT ask your nominee to provide you with the requested information – we want our recipients to be completely surprised when they learn that they have been selected for this recognition. Information can be obtained from your nominee’s family members or close friends or other members of your unit. If you cannot obtain all of the requested information, that’s okay. Just write out a short statement telling why you feel your nominee deserves this awesome recognition and turn in the nomination form by the April 1st deadline.
Recent District Award of Merit Recipients in the Colonial District:
2021 – Douglas Reece, Ruth Currey, Jason Gonder
2020 – Kelli Chou, Kelly Conner, Todd Kerns, Marc Sandy
2019 – Wendy Bray, Matthew Johnson, Joe Olds, John Rhodes
2018 – Joe Lane, Chris Prather, Evan Yaros
2017 – Mark Jansen, Mark Kluger, Darlene Perry, Marvin Richards
Completed nominations should be submitted via email to our Colonial District Chairperson Ron Randolph at[email protected]. It is also possible to submit nominations via US Mail. Email Ron Randolph to request his mailing address. All nominations must be received by April 1, 2023.
In addition to the District Awards outlined above, our Colonial District Awards Committee is happy to collect nominations for the following awards and pass them on to the appropriate awards committees. As with the District awards above, completed nominations can be submitted to Ron Randolph at [email protected]. All nominations must be received by April 1, 2023.
Silver Beaver Award
The Silver Beaver Award is a council-level distinguished service award recognizing registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given at the council level.
Silver Beaver Award Nomination Form: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/92-103.pdf
Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award is the highest recognition that can be given to a commissioner who has consistently engaged in distinguished and exceptional commissioner service resulting in significant, positive impact to youth, units, and a district and/or council.
Distinguished Commissioner Service Award Nomination Form: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/commissioner/pdf/Awards_and_Recognition/Distinguished_CSAwd_Nomination_Form.pdf
Venturing Leadership Award
The Venturing Leadership Award recognizes Venturers (youth) and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law. It can be awarded by councils, territories, and the BSA national organization.
Venturing Leadership Award Nomination Form: https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Venturing-Leadership-Award-Nomination-Form-2022.pdf
The BSA Council Alumnus of the Year Award is the Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) who, over a sustained period of time, have used the skills and values they learned through their association with Scouting to make significant and long-lasting contributions to their local communities through their careers, avocations, and Scouting.
A BSA alumnus includes anyone positively and personally impacted by the BSA—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, community leaders, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day.
BSA Council Alumnus of the Year Award Nomination Form: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/alumni/pdf/542-963_WB.pdf
Popularly known by its acronym, “NOESA,” this award recognizes Eagle Scouts notable for their local, state, regional or national distinguished service. Candidates for the NOESA have inspired others through their positive actions reflected by recognized accomplishments and devotion to their profession, hobby, community, and beliefs. Each recipient’s record of service and accomplishments should elevate the public stature and reputation of Eagle Scouts.
NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Nomination Form: https://nesa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/NOESA-NOMINATION-FORM11.14.17.pdf
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