Council Alumnus of the Year Award

Council Alumnus of the Year Award

Honoring Outstanding Alumni at the Local Level

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow...

The Council Alumnus of the Year Award features an acorn, a reminder that Scouts and Scouters plant trees under which they may never sit.

It is in that vein that the award was created as it recognizes those that promote and share the gift of Scouting through their careers, avocations, and their influence.

The Council Alumnus of the Year Award is different than other awards in Scouting as it does not simply recognize the individual for being a distinguished person or honor those giving time and energy to the BSA as a volunteer leader; Scouting already has awards that do that.

It is more of a combination between the two.

Primary consideration is given to those that remind Scouting alumni to maintain a lifetime relationship with Scouting, which enables Scouting to remain healthy for future generations. In addition, potential recipients of the award may be nominated based on the three following categories:

  • Career and/or avocation, such as achieving high honor or distinction in their chosen profession.
  • Community service, including contributions to Scouting or other community efforts or organizations.
  • Scouting promotion, contributing significantly to the promotion and/or advancement of the BSA alumni program and activities at a council level over a sustained period of time through word and/or deed.


We are trying to recognize folks who are not only distinguished but are also continuing to give back to Scouting or share Scouting's message with others.
- Rick Bragga, Senior Vice-Chair of the Scouting Alumni Association

HOW TO GET THE AWARD

  • Nominees must be a BSA alumnus - which means he or she has been positively and personally impacted by the BSA in some way. 
  • Local councils may set additional process and procedures for selection.
  • A maximum of one recipient may be awarded per council per year.
  • Approved applications are forwarded to the Scouting Alumni and Friends Committee. Those approved will be added to the list of Council Alumni Award Recipients.

FORM

Council Alumnus of the Year Nomination Form (522K, PDF)

SUPPLY ITEM DESCRIPTION AND UNIFORM PLACEMENT

Knot, worn on any field uniform above the left pocket; lapel pin for civilian wear; knot device, separated from lapel pin and placed on top of alumni square knot.

SUPPLY/BIN ITEM NO.

Certificate No. 621404 (available for download);
Knot, No. 611866; lapel pin, No. 621089; Medal, No 621294 (available at www.bsaalumnistore.com/SAFRecognitions-Awards/)

MORE INFORMATION

Contact the Vice - Chair for Awards and Recognition or Scouting Alumni and Friends for additional inquiries.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if my council does not have a Scouting Alumni and Friends Committee?

Last revised August 23, 2017