Adult leaders in the district are eligible for a number of awards based on their service to Scouting. See the nomination form or application for each award for the specific requirements.
Silver Beaver Award
The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.
Unit Leader Award of Merit
Quality unit leadership is the key to a quality unit program—and it leads to better Scout retention. Statistics show that if young people stay engaged in the program for at least five years, the BSA’s influence likely will stay with them for the rest of their lives. A quality Scouting experience will help keep Scouts in the program, and the Boy Scouts of America created the Unit Leader Award of Merit to recognize the quality unit leaders who make that happen.
District-Level Service Awards
- District Committee Key
- District Committee Scouter’s Training Award
- Commissioner’s Key
- Commissioner’s Arrowhead Honor
Unit-Level Service Awards
- Cubmaster’s Key
- Scouter’s Training Award for Cub Scouting
- Den Leader’s Training Award
- Scoutmaster’s Key
- Scouter’s Training Award for Boy Scouting
Adults who have maintained at least five years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America (including tenure as a registered youth) are eligible to receive Veteran Award recognition. The award is available for each multiple of 5 years’ service.
Unofficial District Awards
In addition to the official BSA awards listed above, the Nolachuckey District has established two additional awards:
- Nolachuckey District Outstanding Unit Scouter Award. This award recognizes outstanding service to Scouting youth at the unit level within the Nolachuckey district by a registered adult Scouter. This award is designed to recognize those individuals who work tirelessly to deliver the scouting program directly to youth or indirectly through unit support.
- Nolachuckey District Unsung Hero Award. This award recognizes “unsung heroes” in the Nolachuckey district; those people who make valuable contributions to Scouting units in the district, but aren’t always visible. This may be a leader working directly with youth, a committee member, a parent, or a member of the community who supports the unit. The recipients are chosen directly by the units.