Emergency Preparedness BSA
The emergencies of today's world demand more than ever that our young people and adults be trained as individuals and as units to meet emergency situations. This program fosters skills in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation.
To Be Physically Fit
The BSA Physical Fitness Award is designed to heighten fitness awareness and to help change the lifestyles of American youth and adults to improve the quality of their lives.
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs. For more information the Council Relationships Committee serves primarily to promote Scouting programs to all religious organizations within the territory of the council and encourage them to organize new Scouting units.Click here
Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Awards
Recognition may be given to a member of the Boy Scouts of America when he or she saved or attempted to save life under circumstances that indicate heroism and risk of his or her own life. For more information on NCAC nomination procedures and awards, Click here
William T. Hornaday Awards
These awards represent a substantial commitment of time and energy by individuals who have learned the meaning of a conservation/environmental ethic.
World Conservation Award
The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.
International Scouting Awards
To recognize participation in unit, council, and world scouting international activities. The International Scouter's Award encourages Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through participation in world Scouting activities and recognizes Scouters for their contributions to world Scouting.
Volunteer Unit Organizer Award
The William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award is to recognize volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units
BSA Ready & Prepared Award To encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities. The award acknowledges the common sense and judgment, founded on knowledge and training, used to incorporate risk management into a unit's decision-making process. It recognizes that the more responsibility individual members take for their personal health and safety, the more everyone contributes to a successful activity. Earning the award helps units focus on areas in which emphasizing risk management can help reduce fatalities and serious injury, such as Driver and passenger safety, BSA Youth Protection, Precautions for aquatics activities, Premises safety and first-aid readiness, and Personal fitness and safety.