Central District Awards (2021)

District Recognition Celebration
Award Nomination Descriptions

Pack of the Year (1/year)

A good candidate for Pack of the Year Award would include traits listed in the summery below.

The Pack of the Year Award

  • Serves the youth members
  • Offers a variety of activities
  • Meets regularly and participate in service events for the community
  • Trained and engaged adult leaders
  • Families are having FUN!!!

Troop of the Year (1/year)

A good candidate for Troop of the Year Award would include traits listed in the summery below.

  • Youth leadership
  • Serves the youth members
  • Offers a variety of activities
  • Meets regularly and participate in service events for the community
  • Trained and engaged adult leaders
  • Families are having FUN!!!

Family of the Year (1/year)

The family is an important part of Scouting. Family support, guidance, training and teaching for each youth is vital to his or her success in the program Parents who volunteer as leaders, trainers, and committee members are an important resource for all youth as well as their own.

The extra effort that parents and families share as leaders, in addition to their own family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized When the entire family is involved together in Scouting, that’s special.

The Family of the Year Award honors these Scout Families by selecting, the family who works as a team in Scouting, and has made the greatest difference in our community, their unit and each individual youth.

Scouter of the Year (1/year)

The Scouter of the Year Award is given to the adult Scouter who exemplifies the Scout Oath and Law in everyday life. He/she goes above and beyond a volunteer job description to make a positive difference in the unit, the district or the council. The recipient may be active in any position in the scout program. This person has served in Scouting for a minimum of three years.

Adult Leader Excellence Awards:

  • Cub Scout (may include Den Leaders, Assistant CM, Cubmaster, Committee Chair or Member) (limit based on % units in district)
  • Scouts BSA  (may include Assistant SM, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair or Member) (limit based on % units in district)
  • Venturing (may include Advisors, Associate Advisors, Committee Chair or Member) (limit based on % units in district)
  • Commissioner (may include Unit Commissioner, Asst District Commissioner, District Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner and Assistant Roundtable Commissioner)
  • District Committee (may include District Chair, Operating Committee Chairs or Member in Program: Camping, Civic Service, STEM, and Training – Membership, Fund Development, Nominating Committee)

Adult Leader Excellence Awards are given to adult volunteer who have participated an active role in the District. They have consistently supported scouting and would be readily recognized by those around them as a great example on how their duties should be fulfilled. For example, a Scouter (Unit or District) who shares their progress and follows through with the of their responsibilities every month; is actively promoting Scout Spirit among the adults; who not only ensures the program happens successfully, and has people excited about the program, activities and events; and is ready to volunteer for anything to support the youth and leadership.

Spark Plug Award (max 30 for district)

The Spark Plug Award is presented to a Unit, or District Scouter who relatively new to Scouting and has made positive differences in a short amount of time. Their energy and enthusiasm for Scouting shows! The Spark Plug lives the Scout Oath and Law in their daily life and goes above and beyond the call of duty to spark the enthusiasm in their unit or district. This is the person who always helps with a smile, makes everyone feel good by just being around them, picks one’s spirits up, and recharges other’s battery! They make things fun, exciting and moving!

Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year (1/year)

The Eagle Scout Project is a key component of earning the Eagle Scout rank in Scouting. Its fulfillment brings together many years of Scouting skills such as planning, organization, managing a group and leadership to create and achieve a positive outcome for their community. The Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook developed by the Scout includes all aspects of the project requirements. An Eagle Scout, his/her parents, family member, the project recipient, or anyone familiar with the project (with the Eagle Scout's permission) may submit his Eagle Scout service project for consideration. The nominee must email a scanned copy of the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook – including attachments – to rloottaway@aol.com

Cub Scout of the Year (1/year)

The Cub Scout of the Year Award is to be presented to the Cub Scout who finds FUN in and shows enthusiasm for, of Cub Scouting.  He/she must understand the importance of the uniform by setting a good example, follows the Scout Oath and Law, and demonstrates Scout Spirit! The Cub Scout should have a pleasant personality, politeness, enjoyment of the program, and the ability to talk with adults for his/her age and skill level.

​Scout of the Year (1/year)

The Scout of the Year Award is given to the youth troop member (male or female) who demonstrates the Scout Oath and Scout Law in everyday life. He/she shows enthusiasm, leadership, character, Scout knowledge, shares a sense of adventure, and is a friend to all. Modeling the merits of Scouting, the Scout of the Year has and will continue to build friendships that will guide him/her through life by living the values of Scouting with success and honor.

​Venturer of the Year (1/year)

The Venturer Award is presented to the Venturing crew member that shows enthusiasm, a sense of adventure and shares with confidence their experiences in the Venturing Program  As an older youth, he/she lives the Oath and Law and demonstrates a greater level of maturity and responsibility. He/she is encouraging and involved with leading the crew, in addition to leading others.

Order of the Arrow Hall of Fame (adult) (limit based on % units in district)

The Order of the Arrow Hall of Fame Award is presented to an adult who supports the youth and encourages youth involvement by supporting council camps, encourage units to have elections; encourage camping; supports the Lodge or Chapter, facilitate youth involvement in OA activities and events.

Honorable Mention

All nominees who did not receive an award will be included on this list
OR consider creating a Certificate of Service for these nominees(?)

    Nomination Form