Silver Beaver Award

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The Silver Beaver Award is a distinguished service award presented by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to adult leaders who have made an exceptional impact on the lives of youth through their outstanding service to Scouting at the local council level. The award was introduced in 1931 and is the highest recognition a council can bestow upon its volunteers.

The local council chooses recipients of the Silver Beaver Award based on their noteworthy service to the Scouting program, which can include leadership, dedication, and contributions to the overall development of youth in their community. The award consists of a silver beaver emblem suspended from a blue and white ribbon, worn around the neck. Additionally, recipients receive a certificate, a square knot to wear on their uniform, and a formal lapel pin to signify their achievement.

The deadline to nominate is April 19, 2024. Have questions? Contact us at

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