A variety of awards are available to Venturing who accomplish specific achievements
The new Venturing award requirements and program overview Each award has a focus. For the Venturing award, it’s joining; for Discovery, it’s participation; for Pathfinder, it’s leadership; and for the Summit award, it’s mentoring.The requirements were posted on the Program Updates page on scouting.org.Other awards available to youth membership are:
Other awards designed to provide recognition for youth and adults include:
Scouting's Journey to Excellence
Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition
program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the
performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the
Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence
in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Please click here to learn more about Scouting's Journey to Excellence.
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.
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
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 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
Silver Buffalo Award, created in 1925, is bestowed upon those who give
truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award,
Scouting’s highest commendation, recognizes the invaluable contributions
that outstanding American men and women render to youth. The service
must be national in character and may or may not be directly connected
with the BSA.
Woods Services Award
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 .
George Meany Award
recognition of their contributions to America's future, the AFL-CIO
Executive Council established the George Meany Award. It recognizes
union members—men and women—who have made a significant contribution to
the youth of their communities by volunteering in the programs of the
BSA. The award is named for the AFL-CIO's first president, who gave
strong support to Scouting over the years. Click here for the council nomination form .
Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award
purpose of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award is to recognize
outstanding services by an adult individual or organization for
demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of
Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban
backgrounds—this is in fulfillment of Whitney Young’s dream of justice
and equality for all. Click here for the nomination form .
Spirit of the Eagle Award
Boy Scouts of America has created the Spirit of the Eagle Award as an
honorary, posthumous special recognition for a registered youth member
who has lost his or her life in an accident or through illness. Spirt of the Eagle Application
The purpose of the ¡Scouting … Vale la Pena! Service Award is
to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an
organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and
implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic/Latino youth.