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:
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
FORMCouncil Alumnus of the Year Nomination Form (522K, PDF)
SUPPLY ITEM DESCRIPTION AND UNIFORM PLACEMENTKnot, 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.
MORE INFORMATIONContact the Vice - Chair for Awards and Recognition or Scouting Alumni and Friends for additional inquiries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhat if my council does not have a Scouting Alumni and Friends Committee?
Last revised August 23, 2017