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Silver Beaver
Silver Beaver Award The Silver Beaver Award is presented by the Council for distinguished service to young people and is among the most prestigious of all awards. This is a National Award handed out by the Council to those who've done work in the unit, district or Council level.  Read More
MAC Scholarship Program
The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council offers scholarship opportunities for Scouts. Scholarships include:
  • "Robert Mueller Memorial" Eagle Scout Scholarships
  • Gardner Foundation Camp Scholarship
  • NBZ Scholarship
  • Rev. John P. Schlegel Creighton Eagle Scout Scholarship
  • Charles W. Sigerson, Jr. Eagle Scout Scholarship
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    District Award of Merit
    District Award of MeritThe Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts, available to any registered Scouter on the district level. Nominees must have provided noteworthy service to youth. Nominations are due one month prior to your district's dinner. Nomination Form | Downloadable Application
    Veteran Award
    The Veteran Award is an adult recognition. However, tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered. After 5 years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of "Veteran," provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations: to keep local Scouting authorities in the community in which residing informed as to availability for service; and further, to be active in the promotion of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Award Application 
    The SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge will help you add activity to your life, and reward you when you do! Read More
    Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards
    Medal of MeritAwards for lifesaving and meritorious action are made only for outstanding and unusual acts that demonstrate unusual heroism, skill, or bravery and reflect Scouting ideals. Award Nomination form  | Read More
    Unit Marketing Award of Excellence
    Does your unit have a story that has received local media attention? We want you to share it with us. The Unit Marketing Award of Excellence is for packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and ships and is designed to encourage units to share the news of what they are doing in their communities with local media.
    Unit Marketing Award of Excellence Information | Award Application | Read More
    The BSA Ready & Prepared Award
    BSA Ready and PreparedThe BSA Ready & Prepared Award was developed to encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities. Application form  | Read More
    BSA Physical Fitness Award
    BSA Physical Fitness AwardThe BSA Physical Fitness Award is a national program of emphasis designed to heighten fitness awareness and to help change the lifestyles of American youth and adults regarding exercise and a healthy diet to improve the quality of their lives. Award application  | Read More
    Emergency Preparedness BSA Award
    Emergency Preparedness BSAIt is a challenge to be prepared for emergencies in our world of man-made and natural phenomena. The Emergency Preparedness BSA program is planned to inspire the desire and foster the skills to meet this challenge in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation. Award application  | Read More
    Mid-America Council International Activity Patch
    International Activity PatchThe International Activity Patch is awarded to registered Youth and Adult Leaders involved in heightening awareness and cultural exchange with Scouts from other countries. Award requirements and application 
    Interpreter Strip
    Spanish Interpreter StripAll Youth and adult members are eligible to earn the Interpreter Strip and may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired.  Read More
    Keep America Beautiful Inc. Hometown U.S.A. Award
    The Hometown U.S.A. Award is a joint program between Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB) and the Boy Scouts of America. It is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities in regard to citizenship and environmental improvement. Award application 
    William T. Hornaday Awards
    William T. Hornaday AwardThink of It as an Olympic Medal Bestowed by the Earth
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    The George Meany Award
    George Meany AwardIn recognition of their contributions to America's future, the AFL-CIO Executive Council established the George Meany Award. It recognizes union members—men and women—who have made a significant contribution to the youth of their communities by volunteering in the programs of the BSA. The award is named for the AFL-CIO's first president, who gave strong support to Scouting over the years.
    Nomination form  | Read more
    Spirit of the Eagle Award
    The untimely death of a promising, exemplary young person represents a tragic, sorrowful occurrence for any family and community. For that reason the Boy Scouts of America created the Spirit of the Eagle Award. This award is an honorary, posthumous recognition for a registered BSA youth member who has lost his or her life in an accident or through illness. Nomination form  | Read More
    Founder's Bar Recognition
    In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, the New-Unit Task Force announces the new Founder's Bar recognition. This recognition will emphasize the importance and pride of forming a new Scout unit.
    Founder's Bar Recognition 
    Congressional Award Program Partners with BSA
    Boy Scouts of America is an official partner with the Congressional Awards programs, meaning that anyone registered with BSA, ages 14-20, can use Scouting activities for their Congressional Award recognition. In fact, many youth are already accomplishing the minimums required for the Congressional Award. The only thing needed is preparing goals in advance and keeping track of the time you spend! For more information, log on to www.congressionalaward.org.
    Religious Emblems
    To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs. Duty to God Packet 
    Scouter's Resume
    Here is an example of a Scouter’s resume to use to keep track of your accomplishments in Scouting. This form is just a recommendation, and not a requirement. When people are nominating you for awards in Scouting, like the Award of Merit and Silver Beaver Award, this form can help the nominator accurately relay your accomplishment.
    Download the form.
    New Award and Recognition Replacement Site Created
    A new website has been created to order new and replacement Eagle Scout credentials along with replacement award items for the George Meany Award, Vale la Pena Award, Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Award, and Wood Badge wallet card. Visit www.awardreplacements.kintera.org/bsa for more information about replacing an award. Also, effective immediately, the fee for expedited shipping has been increased from $25 to $40. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda DeVaney at 972-580-2441, or rhonda.devaney@scouting.org.

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