District Adult Awards and Recognition sub-committee (DASC)
District Advancement Committee
BSA provides for the recognition of adults who are involved in the Scouting program and demonstrate distinguished service to youth. These "Scouters" have similar opportunities as the youth to either earn or be recognized for their commitment to the scouting program. These awards are worn as knots over the left pocket on the official scout uniform. At the bottom of this page is a listing of the awards and their progress sheets.
Scroll down for details & the forms used to record achievement and participation.
District Outstanding Unit Scouter Award
Potomac District has the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award which is a unit level award that gives recognition to registered adult Scouters for their significant contributions to their respective units. The Outstanding Unit Scouter Award is a District award presented on behalf of units in the same way that the District Award of Merit is a Council award presented by the District, and the Silver Beaver Award is a National award presented by the Council. Selections are due annually no later than late April/early May; watch the Flash for exact date.
Potomac District Outstanding Unit Scouter Award (PDOUSA). Click HERE for more
District and Council Recognition
Recipients of the District Award of Merit (District level) and the Silver Beaver (Council level) are nominated and awarded these recognitions by the District Key 3 and the NCAC, respectively. The nominations are received by the Chairman of the Awards and Recognition sub-committee of the Potomac District Advancement & Recognition (YAR) Committee. They are due and should be submitted by December 31st. each year.
District Award of Merit
The 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.
There are District Scouters who have given outstanding service to youth in our district and/or our community who you believe should receive the District Award of Merit (DOAM). Now is the time to give them the recognition they richly deserve! Please take the time to nominate that deserving Scouter! The District Award of Merit is a council award presented at the district level to honor those who have given outstanding service at the district level.
The nomination form (PDF) with instructions is available by clicking here or you can go to the NCAC website. The form and the supporting information is due to us no later than December 31, of this year. Please contact Rick Kessel or Dick Holcomb at their contact information for additional guidance and instruction in completing this form.
Completed nomination forms for the DOAM award should be sent to Dick Holcomb via e-mail or hand deliver at Roundtable.
The Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor, may award the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth: ? (b) The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Cub Scouters, Scouters, Varsity Scouters, and Venturing leaders within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local (NCAC) council. The Silver Beaver nomination (PDF) document is available by clicking here or you can go to the NCAC web page containing forms and documents. Please contact Rick Kessel at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional guidance and instruction in completing this form.
The nomination form and supporting information packet for the Silver Beaver award should be placed in a sealed envelop with "Silver Beaver Nomination" on the outside and either delivered or mailed to the Marriott Scout Service Center ONLY. All nominations MUST be received at the MSSC no later than NOVEMBER 30 of this year.
Assistance will be available to provide an understanding in how to write these nominations but they are submitted directly to the MSSC.
National Capital Area Council, BSA
Lobby Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20814-3897
301-530-9360 ? 301-564-9513 FAX
Interactive Map: Marriott Scout Service Center
2010 Class of District Award of Merit Recipients
Montgomery District announces the 2010 Class of District Award of Merit Recipients
It is with great pleasure that the Montgomery District announces the 2010 Class of District Award of Merit Recipients! Our recipients are:
Roslyn Waldman and
If you were not at the 2010 Montgomery District Annual Adult Awards Reception held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 to celebrate the accomplishments of our recipients, you missed one heck of a good time. Hope to see you at next year's reception.
Congratulations to our recipients!
2009 Montgomery District Award Recipients
Photos from the 2009 District Awards Ceremony
The three Scouters listed below are members of the NCAC's 2009 Class of "Silver Beavers" (a National award presented by the Council) and were presented with their awards at the Council's annual meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Camp Snyder. Congratulations; A recognition they well deserve.
Paul Huey-Burns, Rick Kessel, and Bob Owen
- Montgomery District 2009 Class of District Award of Merit recipients. Please join us in congratulating these Scouters who were awarded the District Award of Merit (a Council award presented by the District) at the May 26th First Annual Montgomery District Awards and Recognition Evening:
Susan Austin, Thomas DiMisa, Elizabeth Habermann, Richard Holcomb, Kevin Hopson, Thomas Kennedy (award announced and to be presented in the near future), Karl Moline, Jon Snellings, David Steinfeld, William Vajda, and Teddy Wu
National BSA Adult Awards and Recognition Record Forms
BSA Knots of Recognition
(links to the popular knots on the National website!)
Progress Record for the Tiger Cub Den Leader Award
Progress Record for the Cub Scout Den Leader Award
Progress Record for the Webelos Den Leader Award
Progress Record for the Cubmaster Award
Progress Record for the Cub Scouter Award
Progress Record for the Boy Scout Leader's Training Award
Scoutmaster Progress Record for the Scoutmaster's Key
Varsity Scout Leader Progress for the Coach's Key and Varsity Scout Leader Training Award
Varsity Scout Leader Letter Scorecard
Venturing Leader Progress Record
Roundtable/Huddle Staff Progress Record for the Scouter's Training Award
Roundtable/Huddle Commissioner Progress Record for the Arrowhead Honor/Commissioner Key
District and Assistant District Commissioner Progress Record for the Commissioner Key/Arrowhead Honor Award
Unit Commissioner Progress Record for the Commissioner Key/Arrowhead Honor Award
Progress Record for the District Committee Key
Centennial Quality Awards Program (Quality Unit Awards)
William T. Hornaday Award Applications
Venturing Leader Progress Record
Venturing Advisor Award of Merit Nomination
Venturing Leadership Award Recommendation
Silver Beaver Nomination
District Award of Merit Nomination
National Summertime Pack Award
Application for BSA Lifeguard
Historic Trails Program/50-Miler Award
50 Miler Award Application
Where do I put all of these?
Uniform Inspection Sheets (for the old uniform only; waiting for the new uniform sheets)
Boy Scout/Varsity Scout
More Recognitions and how to wear them:
Medals and Embroidered Knots
Religious Emblems for Adults
BSA License Plate Request Form