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The Boy Scouts of America recognizes the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. Of the millions of adult volunteers in Scouting, only a select few are presented distinguished service awards at these level:
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==Distinguished Service Awards==
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* District: [[District Award of Merit]]
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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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* Council: [[Silver Beaver]] for service at the [[unit]], district or [[council]] level.
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* [[District Award of Merit]] for outstanding service at the district level
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** [[Distinguished Commissioner Service Award]] - recognizes Commissioner service.
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* [[Silver Beaver]] for service at the [[unit]], district or [[council]] level
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* Region: [[Silver Antelope]] for service at the regional or area level.
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** [[Distinguished Commissioner Service Award]] - recognizes [[Unit Commissioner]], [[District Commissioner]] service
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* National: [[Silver Buffalo]] for service at the national level.
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* [[Silver Antelope]] for service at the regional or area level
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** [[Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award]] honors service to the Order of the Arrow beyond the lodge level.
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* [[Silver Buffalo]] for service at the national level
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* International: [[Silver World]] for service to Scouting at a global level.
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** [[Distinguished Eagle Scout Award]] - recognizes the most eminent for their national service to youth
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** [[Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award]] honors service to the Order of the Arrow beyond the lodge level
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* [[Silver World]] for service to Scouting at an international level
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Although the criteria are different for each of these awards, there is one common thread: The recognitions are granted by one's own peers in Scouting for distinguished service to youth.
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==References==
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* [http://www.scouting.org/Media/FactSheets/02-513.aspx Distinguished Service Awards] Fact Sheets. Boy Scouts of America.
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* [http://www.sageventure.com/history/knothist/IllustratedHistoryofKnotEvolutionPart1.pdf Illustrated History of BSA Square Knot Evolution and Private Issues] - SageVenture.
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* [http://mitchreis.com/beaver.htm Silver Beaver Medals] Mitch Reis. Boy Scout Memorabilia, Patches And Collectibles
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* [http://www.geocities.com/~PACK215/silver-fawn.html The Silver Fawn Medal] - The Virtual Cub Leader's Handbook.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recipients_of_the_Silver_Buffalo_Award List of recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award]
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* [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,729190,00.html Silver Buffalo] ''Time'' magazine article, May 10, 1926
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==See also==
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*[[Scouter Awards]] for information on over 30 adult leader awards
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*[[Awards]] for information on over 30 awards for [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]], [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouts]], [[Varsity Scout Portal|Varsity Scouts]], and [[Venturing Portal|Venturers]].
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[[Category:Varsity Scout leader recognition awards]]

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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:

References


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