District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is a prestigious recognition awarded by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at the district level to honor adult volunteer Scouters who have provided outstanding service and dedication to the Scouting program within their local district. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have gone above and beyond their expected duties, contributing significantly to the growth and development of Scouting in their community.
To be eligible for the District Award of Merit, a nominee must be a registered Scouter, have rendered noteworthy service to youth both within and outside of Scouting, and have a record of dedication at the district level. The award is typically presented at district events, such as annual recognition dinners.
Recipients of the District Award of Merit receive a certificate, a square knot emblem to wear on their Scouting uniform, and a distinctive lapel pin. The selection process for this award varies by district, but it generally involves nominations submitted by fellow Scouters and a review by a district selection committee.