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Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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5 Audubon Court
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone (570) 784-2700
Fax (570) 387-4074

General Email

officestaff @columbiamontourbsa.org

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Apr 2, 2020
District/Council Award Nominations Due

Volunteer Training, Leadership, and Service Awards

The district is now soliciting applications and nominations for the various training, leadership and service awards listed below to be presented at the annual Council/District Dinner in June.

All Scout leaders are encouraged to submit their completed Progress Records for any training awards that they have completed and their nominations for any of the Service or Merit Awards.

Completed forms for any of the awards listed below should be either dropped off to or emailed to the
Council Service Center by APRIL 2.

Unit Leader Training and Leadership Awards

The District Dinner is the perfect time to recognize anyone who has earned a training award
(Den Leader or Unit Leader Training Award) or leadership award (Scouter's Key) in the past year.

CLICK HERE for a complete list and descriptions of all of the available awards in this category,
with links to the applications and pictures of all the of knots (so you know which one is which - very helpful!)

A complete listing of all of the Leadership & Training Awards is also available at the bottom of this web page.

Don't be bashful! If you or a leader in your unit have earned an award, apply for it!

Unit Leader Award of Merit

Is your unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoumaster or Crew Advisor) an Outstanding Leader? Then your committee should nominate him or her for the Unit Leader Award of Merit.

CLICK HERE to download the Unit Leader Award of Merit Nomination form.

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is the highest honor which a district can present to a volunteer.

Nominees should be a registered Scouter who has given outstanding service to Scouting on the district level.
A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. 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.

Selection of the District Award of merit recipients is made by a temporary special District Award of Merit committee, which is appointed annually by the District Chair. Scouters may not nominate themselves and nominations should be kept in confidence to avoid any embarrassment to the nominee.

CLICK HERE to download the District Award of Merit Nomination form.

Veteran Awards

After 5 years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran,” provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scouting authorities in the community in which residing informed as to availability for service; and further, to be as active in the promotion of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Service in Scouting organizations other than the Boy Scouts of America does not count toward veteran recognition.

The veteran award is an adult recognition. However, tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered. An individual must currently be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America in order to receive an award. The records of the national office and local council shall determine eligibility. The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition do not need to be continuous.

Veteran awards for less than 25 years of service are approved by the local council.
Awards for 25 years of service or more, must be approved by the BSA National office.

CLICK HERE to download the Veteran Application

District Leadership and Commissioner's Awards

Similar to the unit leader training, leadership and service awards, there are training, leadership and service awards for Commissioners and District (Committee) Leadership.  Note that although the award is the same for multiple positions, there are different requirements for each position.

  • Scouter’s Training Awards - Roundtable Staff or District Committee Member
  • Scouter's Keys - Unit, Roundtable or District Commissioner or District Committee Member
  • Commissioner Award of Excellence in Unit Service - Any Commissioner
  • Distinguished Commissioner Service Award - Any Commissioner

CLICK HERE for a complete list and descriptions of all of the available awards in this category,
with links to the applications and pictures of all the of knots or awards.

Council Awards

In addition to the various National BSA training, leadership and service awards, listed above, the Columbia-Montour Council has instituted a variety of "Leader of the Year" awards as listed below to recognize Scouters in our council who have gone above and beyond in their service to youth in their local units.

  • Scoutmaster of the Year
  • Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year
  • Cubmaster of the Year
  • Assistant Cubmaster of the Year
  • Webelos Den Leader of the Year
  • Cub Den Leader of the Year
  • Tiger Den Leader of the Year
  • Lion Guide of the Year
  • Venturing Advisor of the Year
  • Associate Venturing Advisor of the Year
  • Committee Chairperson of the Year
  • Committee Members of the Year (one Troop, one Pack, one Crew)
  • District Commissioner of the Year
  • Chartered Organization Representative of the Year

CLICK HERE to download the nomination form for the Leader of the Year award(s)

Leadership and Training Awards

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