District Award of Merit

District Award of MeritThe District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or other council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service.


  1. A nominee must be a registered Scouter.
  2. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both.
  3. Note: The nature and value of “noteworthy service to youth” may consist of a single plan or decisions 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.
  4. Consideration must be given to the nominee’s Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position.
  5. The nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with the district and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
  6. Nominations cannot be considered for posthumous awards

Nomination Form



The Nominee has served Scouting in the following positions:

List positions and number of year years served (e.g., 1.5 years)


District / Council / National Service

List positions and number of years served.

Include district committee, district program committee (e.g., event chair, event staff), membership committee (e.g., fall recruiting chair), finance committee (e.g., FOS presenter, Scout Fair Coupon Book chair, district popcorn chair), advancement committee (e.g., Eagle Scout Board of Review member), district training team, commissioner service, Order of the Arrow service, council/regional/national service.


Trainings Completed


Awards and Recognitions


Noteworthy Service

Describe service of exceptional character upon which this nomination is based, be specific. Include service to youth in Scouting and outside of Scouting. Provide specific examples.

Why should this individual be considered for the District Award of Merit.