Awards

We need you to nominate special folks for these awards.

Please submit your nominations to our District Commissioner, Steve Metras, at Roundtable or by email on or before April 15th.  Award recipients and their respective units will be notified by May 1st.  Please attend the District Banquet and show support for these amazing adult volunteers!

Here’s a listing of the awards along with a brief description and what is needed to do to nominate someone.

Please contact our District Commissioner, Steve Metras, or your Unit Commissioner, should you have any questions.


Silver Beaver

2013 Silver Beaver Nominations

The Silver Beaver is a national award presented by the Longhouse Council.  It is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a volunteer leader by a local council. The Silver Beaver is awarded for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by a registered scouter within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.

NOMINATION DEADLINE:  APRIL 5, 2013 – nominations must be received at the Council Service Center by 4/5/2013 in order to be considered.

Please use only the NEW Silver Beaver Nomination Form. You can also link to the form from the Longhouse Council website (www.cnyscouting.org) by selecting “Resources,” then “Forms,” and clicking on the link for National Forms.

Scouters selected to receive the Silver Beaver in 2013 will be honored at the Council Annual Meeting at Camp Woodland on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

For more information please download the Silver Beaver Nomination Guidelines – 2013.


Merit Award

DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT

The District Award of Merit is a Council award presented by districts.
The award is available to any registered Scouter who renders service of an outstanding nature on the District level.
Letters of nomination and reference must be submitted for consideration.

The nomination form is available on line at: www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33720.pdf

 


CUB SCOUTER OF THE YEAR

Although all of our volunteers are special, this person has distinguished himself or herself as being the “cream of the crop”, the Cub Scouter’s Cub Scouter. This person has definitely made a dramatic difference to the Cub Pack he or she serves. A letter outlining the person’s Scouting resume and letters of reference must be submitted for consideration.

 


BOY SCOUTER OF THE YEAR

This person has distinguished himself or herself as being the “cream of the crop”, the Scoutmaster’s Scoutmaster. The award may be presented to any active Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. This person has definitely made a dramatic difference to the Troop he or she serves. A letter outlining the person’s Scouting resume and letters of reference must be submitted for consideration.

 


VENTURER/SEA SCOUTER OF THE YEAR

This person has distinguished himself or herself as being the “cream of the crop”, the Advisor’s Advisor. The award may be presented to any active Crew Advisor, Skipper, Associate Advisor or Mate. This person has definitely made a dramatic difference to the Crew or Ship he or she serves. A letter outlining the person’s Scouting resume and letters of reference must be submitted for consideration.

 


COMMISSIONER OF THE YEAR

The purpose of the Commissioner Program is to provide coaching, guidance and assistance to assure a quality Scouting program for our boys. Commissioner Service is not a method of “spying” on units but a resource to be used in obtaining our joint objectives. The Commissioner of the Year Award is to recognize that Commissioner that has gone “above and beyond”. Please submit a short note telling us why you feel this person is deserving.


DISTRICT PARTICIPATION AWARD (PACK)

This award is presented to that Cub Scout Pack that is the most active in District sponsored events. District Roundtable participation is key but FOS campaigns, on-time rechartering, taking part in District events (fishing derby, training programs, Cub Scout Winter Olympics, etc.) are weigh heavily in the decision. This is a cash prize of $100.00. Instead of being given at the June Roundtable, it will be awarded at the District Banquet. Since this award is based upon District event participation – someone from the Cub Pack must be present to receive the award. Should no one be present, the second place Pack will receive the award.


DISTRICT PARTICIPATION AWARD (TROOP)

Similar to the participation award for Cub Packs, this award recognizes a Boy Scout Troop that is most active in District sponsored events. Likewise this is also a $100.00 cash prize and a representative from the Troop must be present to receive the award.

 


DISTRICT PARTICIPATION AWARD (CREW)

Similar to the participation award for Cub Packs, this award recognizes a Venturing Crew that is most active in District sponsored events. Likewise this is also a $100.00 cash prize and a representative from the Crew must be present to receive the award.

 


TRAIL BLAZER AWARD

This award was developed to recognize that special Cub Scouter, in his or her first year of Scouting. They may not do everything right but their determination and spirit more than makes up for their lack of formal experience. This person holds the promise of a fantastic Scouting future. Please submit a short note telling us why you feel this person is deserving.


TENDERFOOT AWARD

This award is similar to the Trail Blazer Award but is to recognize that first year Scouter in Boy Scouts. You know that person – first adult to arrive at meetings, always volunteering, comes back from a campout tired, dirty battered and bruised yet telling everyone what a wonderful time he or she had. Please submit a short note telling us why you feel this person is deserving.

 


FELLOWSHIP AWARD

We all know this person…..she or he has been around for some time, a real cheerleader of Scouting. He or she has received numerous Scouting awards and recognitions but it been some time since we’ve taken the time to say thanks. Please submit a short note telling us why you feel this person is deserving.

 


COFFEE CUP AWARD

Although the award name may suggest someone whose greatest accomplishment is taking breaks, the real purpose of this award is to recognize that individual that has gone “above and beyond” in striving to make Scouting better. The main tool may just be taking a few minutes over a cup of coffee to mentor, suggest or coach and they do this very effectively. This can be any registered volunteered Scouter – Committee Member, another unit leader, anyone that has made a big difference.

 


SPARK PLUG AWARD

Here’s a way to recognize that person that pushes, urges, drags the unit to become much better that it currently is. This person consistently asks “WHY?” and “How can we make this better?” This person is self motivating and will not accept the status quo. Please submit a short note telling us why you feel this person is deserving.