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The National Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer.
The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.
As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer, the Boy Scouts of America recognize the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth.
Of the hundreds of awards that the BSA presents each year to those on the local council, regional, and national levels, the Silver Buffalo, Silver Antelope, Silver Beaver, and Silver World awards are the most prestigious.
Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. A recipient must be a registered adult volunteer member of the BSA. Within the National Capital Area Council, the Silver Beaver Award is bestowed at the Annual Council Business Meeting (normally held in June).
Completed Nomination forms must be received by the
Silver Beaver Nomination Committee
by November 15th, 2012.
Send all Silver Beaver Nominations to:
GCD Silver Beaver Nomination Committee Chair
205 South Johnson Road, Sterling VA 20164
The Silver Beaver is not a District Award, however, and nominations may be made directly to Council up until Nov 30th, 2012 (no nominations will be considered after that date for this year's award cycle). Mail applications to:
National Capital Area Council
Attention Silver Beaver Nomination Committee
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3897
Keep in mind that nominations should be as complete as possible with as much detail as possible as to service by the nominee provided. A good rule of thumb is a minimum of ten years of active service as an adult volunteer. Nominees that are not selected may be nominated again in subsequent years so keep the form once you've populated it.