Adult Awards & Information

Reference material about some of the awards, information, and recognitions available to Adults.

BSA Insignia Guide

Th BSA Insignia Guide presents detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

Conservation Good Turn

The Conservation Good Turn is an opportunity for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities.

Introductory Guide for Merit Badge Counselors

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

Centennial Quality Awards Program

The Centennial Quality Awards program is designed to recognize units, districts, councils, areas, and regions in achieving excellence in providing a quality program to a growing youth population in America at all levels of the Boy Scouts of America.

Ready & Prepared Award

The BSA Ready & Prepared Award was developed to encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities.

Keep America Beautiful Inc. Hometown U.S.A. Award

The Hometown U.S.A. Award is a joint program between Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB) and the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities in regard to citizenship and environmental improvement.

Emergency Preparedness BSA

The emergencies of today's world demand more than ever that our young people and adults be trained as individuals and as units to meet emergency situations. This program fosters skills in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation.

Unit Leader Award of Merit.

The Unit Leader Award of Merit replaces the Scoutmaster, Varsity Team Coach, and Venturing Crew Advisor award of merit programs. This new recognition has revised requirements and may be earned by Cubmasters as well.

Silver Antelope Award

The Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor, may award the Silver Antelope to registered Scouters of exceptional character in our region for distinguished service to youth. Nominations are made annually by the regional executive committee based upon recommendations by the Volunteer Recognitions Committee.

Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.

William T. Hornaday Awards

The goal of this awards program is to encourage and recognize outstanding efforts in natural resource conservation and environmental protection.

Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards

Recognition may be given to a member of the Boy Scouts of America when he or she saved or attempted to save life under circumstances that indicate heroism and risk of his or her own life.

International Recognitions

Insignia and awards are available to show a Scout's involvement in the world Scouting movement.

Religious Emblems

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs.

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd Emblem is a national recognition for adults who have rendered outstanding service to Baptist youth through their church and a national youth-serving agency.

The St. George Emblem

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting awards this emblem to members of the laity and clergy who have made outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in Scouting.

Shabbat Emblem

The Jewish Committee on Scouting offers a Scout Shabbat Emblem. Orders are be accepted until supplies run out.

The Shofar Award

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting established the Shofar Award to recognize outstanding service by adults in the promotion of Scouting among Jewish youth.

Woods Services Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to BSA members who have disabilities. Woods Services, founded in 1913 as The Woods Schools for Exceptional Children, is a nationally recognized leader in services for people with developmental disabilities, brain injury, and mental health diagnoses, serving 1,000 individuals annually.  Click here for the council nomination form .