Silver Beaver Award

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The Silver Beaver Award is for outstanding service to youth at the council level. Other
Awards are presented for service at the District, Council, Regional, National, and World level.


Silver Beaver Award


Created:1931
Level:Adult Scouters

Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. More than 50,000 recognitions have been conferred to date. A recipient must be a registered adult member of the BSA, and the awards are bestowed at appropriate local functions. Silver Beaver Awards are presented on the basis of the number of units in a council. The awards are bestowed at appropriate local functions. Silver Beaver Awards are presented on the basis of the number of units in a council.


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Award

The award consists of a silver beaver suspended from a blue and white ribbon worn around the neck. Recipients may wear the corresponding square knot, with a white strand over a blue strand, on the BSA uniform.


History

The Silver Beaver was introduced in 1931 as a pin-on medal, but due to the heavy weight of the medallion it was switched over to a neck ribbon in mid-1932.[2] A blue-white-blue ribbon bar was introduced in 1934 for informal uniform wear. In 1946, ribbon bars were replaced by the current knot insignia.

The Silver Beaver was initially awarded only to men. The Silver Fawn Award, an equivalent for women was awarded starting in 1971. It used the same knot insignia, but on a blue background. The Silver Fawn was discontinued and the Silver Beaver began to be awarded to women in 1974. A total of 2,455 Silver Fawns were awarded to outstanding women for support of Cub Scouting before the award was discontinued in 1974.


Nomination

The Silver Beaver Award is not earned but awarded based upon nomination.


Distinguished Service Awards

The Boy Scouts of America recognizes the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. Of the millions of registered adult volunteers in Scouting, only a select few are presented distinguished service awards at these level:

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