Does your unit have a story that has received local media attention? We want you to share it with us. We also want to encourage you to seek media coverage for the good things your unit does. Sometimes we don't realize how big of an impact Scouting makes on our youth and communities. Something as basic as a roadside clean up with your Boy Scout Troop could merit a full page in your local newspaper!
The Unit Marketing Award of Excellence is for packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and ships. The award is designed to encourage units to share the news of what they are doing in their communities with local media, like newspaper, radio, TV, school newsletters, church bulletins and more!
Pack 395 from Lewis & Clark District
Pack 395 of Omaha, NE painted over graffiti at Lake Cunningham Pavilion. The event was mentioned on Bryan on Scouting on July 6 and a photo was posted on the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Facebook page on July 2.
Troop 377 from Lewis & Clark District
The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council would like to recognize and congratulate Troop 377 of Omaha, NE the on receiving the Unit Marketing Award of Excellence and helping Boy Scouts of America carry out its mission of serving the public through Scouting values. The preformed a flag retirement ceremony at Camp Wakonda in Bellevue. The retirement included flags from John's Veterans Cemetery that had been replaced by the Scouts before Memorial Day. A photo and article about the troop was published in the Ralston Recorder on August 29.
All units submitting an application will receive a certificate. They will also receive recognition in the BSA Bugle and on the Council website. Quarterly winners will receive a special patch for each member of their unit.
Unit Marketing Award of Excellence information | Award application
Thank you to all units who are inviting the news media to share the good things Scouts are doing! Nominate your unit for the Unit Award of Marketing Excellence!