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District Award Nominations

(2015-2016 Scouting Year)

It's time to recognize outstanding adult volunteers

Nominations are due by December 15th, 2016

Every year we recognize outstanding adult volunteers. We have multiple awards we can give out, we just need you to let us know who these people are. These awards consist of the District Outstanding Scouters., the District Award of Merit and the Council Silver Beaver award.

We spend a great deal of attention making sure the youth get the recognition they deserve for the effort they make, we also need to thank all the adults our there who week after week donate their time to putting on a quality program for the youth. This is our chance to show them we are thankful. We need you, the other adults, to let the District leadership know how hard these people are working. We have 4 levels of recognition.

  • At the district level, we have our own outstanding Scouter awards.
  • Also, at the district level, we present the District award of Merit for outstanding service.
  • Also, at the district level, we present the Chartered Partner of the Year award,
  • At the council level, there is the Silver Beaver award.

More information on each of these is below.

Please take some time, think about those that help you most, and send in a nomination form. Links to the forms are below and in the side bar.

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Don't let an award go vacant, nominate those wonderful volunteers now!.

Outstanding Adult Volunteers

Our district recognizes District Outstanding Scouters in their positions. The awards go to:

  • Outstanding Commissioner
  • Outstanding Tiger Cub Den Leader
  • Outstanding Cubmaster
  • Outstanding Scoutmaster
  • Outstanding Den Leader
  • Outstanding Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Outstanding Webelos Leader
  • Outstanding Committee Chair
  • Outstanding Scouter of the Year
  • Venturing Advisor
  • Veteran Scouter

The Main requirement for this award is just being great in their position, and YOU nominating them.

Click here to see Past Outstanding Volunteer Recipients

Nomination form for Outstanding Scouter (PDF Version)

Nomination form for Outstanding Scouter (Word Version)


Chartered Partner of the Year

Nominate a chartered partner for the Chartered Partner of the Year award. Recognize the organization that sponsors you.

Nomination form for Chartered Organization (Word Version)


Northern Lights District Aurora Borealis Award

The Aurora Borealis Award is presented annually by the Northern Lights District of the Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America to individuals who have performed noteworthy service to youth, either within Scouting or in other areas.
In order to be eligible the nominee must be a registered Scouter .
It is expected that at least one person from each unit will be nominated.
The nominee need not be part of the nominator’s Scouting Unit.

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is awarded by a District to registered Scouters for service to youth in the District. This is a Council-sponsored award that is the highest honor that a district can bestow upon one of its Scouters. Limited to one award for every 25 Units in the District. The nominee must be a registered Scouter and must have rendered noteworthy service to Scouts over an extended time (usually in excess of five years). The nature and value of "noteworthy service" may consist of a single plan or action that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time to youth in and outside of Scouting. The recipient receives a plaque, signed certificate, and official knot badge.

The District Award of Merit nomination form is a National form but contains no e-mail address or phone number for the nominee, it only has a space for the contact phone number for the nominator.  Please write in the e-mail address and phone number on the nomination form.

District Award of Merit Requirements

Nomination form for District Award of Merit

Click here for past District Award of Merit Recipients

Council Silver Beaver Award

Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. More than 50,000 recognitions have been conferred to date. A recipient must be a registered adult member of the BSA. The awards are bestowed at the annual Council Dinner in the spring. Silver Beaver Awards are presented on the basis of the number of units in a council.

Nomination form for Silver Beaver

Click here to see Past Silver Beaver Recipients