The purpose of this award is to recognize those Scouters who have rendered exceptional service of an outstanding nature on the district or Exploring Division level.
Selection process: This award is a Council award presented by the districts or Exploring Division, and is recognized nationally. It is the highest award given at the District level.
The award is made annually on the basis of one award for each 25 units registered within the district. The district need not award all of the awards to which it is entitled.
The nominee must be a registered adult leader, male or female, who has rendered noteworthy service to youth. The nature and value of "noteworthy service to youth" may consist of a single plan or decision that contributed vitality to the lives of a large number of youth, or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. A nominee should have contributed some service to youth outside of scouting.
Consideration should be given to the nominee's position and corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of duty. Specific outstanding service must have been given within the district, normally within the past year. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district and council is to be taken into consideration.
All requirements are outlined on the nomination form which can be found at this website: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33720.pdf . Indicate whether the nomination is from an individual person or submitted as having unit committee endorsement. In addition to the information on the form, the following information must be presented in paragraph form:
Position in Scouting
Inclusive dates with the district
Brief history of his/her scouting background
Note: Additional attachments may be provided, though are not required, which may be helpful to evaluate the nominee. This nomination process is confidential. To avoid possible disappointment, do not inform or advise the nominee in any way of his/her nomination.
The award consists of a plaque, certificate, and an over hand knot (silver on blue) for uniform wear.
2001 – Tina Brooks 2002 – Mary Simpson, David Stanley, and James Smith
2003 - Annette Tesch and Gary Boykin 2004 - Amy Griffith and Norm Belmore
2005 - Dan Hagan and Cameron Brooks 2006 - Nimer Mazzawi and George Parker
2007 - Steve Daigle and Kim Richardson 2008 - Karen Roberson and Matt Rosso
2009 - Stan Walker and Scott Johnson 2010 - Amy Shandera and Cathy Daigle
2011 - Michelle Criner and Frank Miller 2012 - Harvey Hoopes III and Winston Shearin
2013 - Victoria Mackey and Herschel Criner 2014 - Scott Furtney and Zelman Garcia
2015 - Errett Fender and Timothy Owings 2016 - Charlie Clements and Rick Nezbeth