Welcome to Awards Central for Arrowhead District. Here you can find out everything you need to know about the District Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2023!
Nominations can be turned-in at roundtable or by emailing [email protected].
For a record of previous award recipients, please view this page. (The password is the third word of the scout oath.)
All nomination forms and a copy of these descriptions can be downloaded from this packet:
DISTRICT AWARD OF MERIT
Download Nomination Form (official copy)
The District Award of Merit is awarded to outstanding leaders who render significant service to the district, often at the district committee level. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside of Scouting, or both. Consideration is given to the nominee’s position, training, tenure, and impact on the youth of the district as well as his or her accomplishments outside of Scouting. The nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with the district and council are also considerations. The award is similar to the Awards of Merit available to unit leaders but recognizes service at the district level.
The number of awards that may be presented is limited by BSA policy and nomination does not guarantee an individual will be selected to receive the award. The award is presented annually at the Arrowhead District Dinner. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a distinctive knot worn on the uniform.
DISTRICT SCOUTER AWARD
(District Award – for work in the District)
This award recognizes that within Scouting Districts there are persons who have worked at the District level for the past year, are known for honesty as part of their code of conduct, and are dependable to a fault. They are true to their family, fellow Scouters, friends, and nation. They are concerned about others and willingly help without reward. The recipient is a friend to all and respects those with ideas and beliefs other than their own. The recipient is polite to all, regardless of age or position, understands that there is strength in being gentle, and treats others as they themselves wish to be treated. They are known to obey the Scout Law, the laws of the community and country. The recipient is known to look on the bright side, cheerfully do tasks that come their way, conserve natural resources, and carefully use time and property. They have the courage to stand for what they believe, even though it may not be what others believe. They keep their body and mind fit and clean and associate with others that live by the same ideals. They help keep the community clean and are involved in the community. The recipient is known to be reverent toward God and faithful in their religious duties, and they show respect toward others religious beliefs.
SCOUTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
(Unit award for work in units (Troop/Ship/Crew); one award for every 10 units)
This award recognizes that within Scouting units, there are persons who have contributed much, often little known beyond that unit, to both the quality of its programs and its very survival through the years. Equally as often, these same persons have quietly contributed their time and talent to other units and thus to the Arrowhead District, seldom receiving the recognition they deserve. Without their consistent service, high quality scouting programs would never reach our youth. No more than 1 annual award for every 10 scouter units registered in the district.
CUB SCOUTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
(Unit award for work in units (Cub Scouts); one award for every 10 units)
This award recognizes that within Cub Scouting units, there are persons who have contributed much, often little known beyond that unit, to both the quality of its programs and its very survival through the years. Equally as often, these same persons have quietly contributed their time and talent to other units and thus to the Arrowhead District, seldom receiving the recognition they deserve. Without their consistent service, high quality scouting programs would never reach our youth. No more than 1 annual award for every 10 cub scout units registered in the district.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
(District Award – District Goals; One for each: Cub Scout, Scout, Ship, Crew)
This award is presented to recognize an exemplary service or accomplishment by a registered Scouter with no more than two years of total service for a project or program of such scope as to be an immediate benefit to the District. The accomplishment may be within a single unit or chartered organization only if a significant impact on District goals. One annually for Cub Scout/ Scout/ Ship/Crew.
SPOUSE OF THE YEAR
(District Award two annually; one per Cub level, one per Scout Troop/Ship/Crew level))
- Nominee must NOT be a registered Scouter.
- Nominee must exhibit positive support for his/her spouse beyond what would be considered “normal”. The nominee’s supportive action must have a direct impact on the nominee’s spouses registered Scouting position.
Qualification Information (In what way(s) has the nominee been supportive-be specific)
SPIRIT OF BADEN POWELL
(District Award – work in District; 2 awards max)
This award goes to the Scouter who has “been there, done that, got the T-shirt, and received the awards” but who still has an enthusiasm that is contagious and an attitude that is an inspiration to others. This Scouter keeps giving to the youth, our District and Scouting in general. Often this person has received the District Award of Merit and/or Silver Beaver and has not been recognized for their efforts in a long time. Maximum of two awards annually.
OUTSTANDING YOUTH DIST. SERVICE AWARD
(Troop/Ship/Crew) District Award one to two
This unique District-level award recognizes a youth leader whose exceptional service extends beyond their own unit: providing service at District level between units, service to the community as a whole, and/or the Council. If you would like to nominate an outstanding Scout for this award, please provide their name, unit number, and a written justification for the award.
Evaluation Criteria for Outstanding Eagle Project Award
The committee shall select one service project of the year from among those meeting the submission guidelines. The included criteria and other factors are all appropriate for consideration by the committee in selecting the winners. Evaluation criteria for this award should include consideration of at least the following:
- Project planning required
- Effort to develop the project
- Extent and character of the leadership provided by the Scout
- Extent of achievement of the planned result, including changes or modifications required to complete the project
- Project’s impact on the beneficiary and/or on the community at large
- Originality of the project
- Scope of the work Time and materials contributed
- Level of skill employed to complete the project
Award – $500 scholarship (money raised by donations)
(Ask for Eagle’s to bring a display of their projects or PowerPoint slide)
Recognize all New Eagle Scouts for the Year
Troops pay for their Eagles dinner or have a sponsor, Eagle’s Names are called and recognized. All of this year’s Eagle Scouts and their Unit will be listed in the program.
Link to sign up for Banquet – OPENS JANUARY 1, 2024