Alumni Awards and Recognition

Several alumni awards are available at both the local and national levels. Please review the details for each award regarding nomination processes, due dates, and presentation events.

BSA Alumni Award

The Alumni Award encourages alumni to actively promote alumni activities within the DBC. It focuses on accomplishment in the areas of alumni service and development, with emphasis on memories, marketing, mentoring, membership, manpower, and money.

Submission Deadline: None/Ongoing

Veteran Award

The Veteran Award recognizes individual BSA members for tenure in Scouting. After five years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran.” There are additional Veteran Awards for every five years.

Submission Deadline: None/Ongoing

North Star Award

The North Star Award is a high-level award for non-registered volunteers who have made a significant contribution to Scouting.

Submission Deadline: None/Ongoing

Alumnus of the Year

The Boy Scouts of America Alumnus of the Year Award is BSA Alumni Association’s highest recognition. This award was established to recognize alumni of the BSA who, over a sustained period, have used the skills and values they learned through their association with scouting to make significant and long-lasting contributions to the scouting alumni movement, to scouting in general, and their communities.

Submission Deadline: April 15th

Scouting Alumni Service Commemoration

The BSA Alumni Association developed the commemoration medallion to celebrate 25, 50, and 75 years of service provided by Scouting alumni. This recognition represents and celebrates good deeds and contributions of the recipients to youth.

Submission Deadline: None/Ongoing

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