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Awards

In Scouting, we like to honor Scouts and volunteers for their achievements and service to others, and we have many types of awards to do that! Awards Central is the BSA’s always-updated list of every award with links to resources for them. 

Here on our Council page, please find an overview of some of the most-commonly awarded honors, including the training awards all Scouters can earn and the annual awards for meritorious service to Districts (District Award of Merit), to the Council (Silver Beaver), and to Venturing at the Council level (Venturing Leadership Award).

AwardDescriptionResourcesImage of the Uniform Knot
Anson J. Wager AwardThis Council Award honors Scouters and Scouts who demonstrate outstanding service to God and neighbor in their everyday actions.Click for award requirements and click here for the award nomination form
District Award of MeritFor Scouters who show outstanding service to Scouting on the District level.Click here for the nomination formDistrict Award of Merit award is a blue rectangular patch with a silver border and square knot
Scouter's Key The training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Visit this site and scroll down to "Training Awards" for Program-specific details.Scouter's Key Award knot patch is a khaki rectangle with a green and white knot
Scouter's Training AwardThe training awards and keys are designed to recognize unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles.Visit this site and scroll down to "Training Awards" for Program-specific details.The Scouter's Training Award is a khaki rectangular patch with a double green knot
Silver BeaverFor Scouters who show outstanding service to Scouting at the Council level.Garden State Council's Silver Beaver pageThe Silver Beaver award patch is a khaki rectangle with a light blue and white knot
Venturing Leadership AwardFor Venturers and Advisors who demonstrate dedication and service to Venturing on the Council level.Nomination form fillable PDFVenturing Leadership Award uniform knot patch