Lone Star District Award Nominations
The Lone Star District has 5 types of awards it presents at our annual District Dinner.
1 - The Unit Spark Plug Award.
2 - The Unit or District Scouting Family Award.
3 - The District Rising Star Award.
4 - The District Silver Star Award.
5 - The District Award of Merit. (
When possible we also mention those from our district who will be awarded this by the council:
6 - The Silver Beaver Award. (
We would also like to add a new district level award for local outstanding organizations we deal with...
7 - The Outstanding Organization Award.
See historical award recipients here.
The Unit Spark Plug Award is to recognize someone who gives a special spark in your unit; a special achiever unit appreciation award. It is available to one person for every 30 boys in each unit every year. Please submit these on a unit basis. It would be appropriate for this award as well as the other unit awards for the unit, and ideally the recipient, to be at the District Dinner.
The Unit or District Scouting Family Award is designed to recognize the family that symbolizes Scouting at its best… at the Unit, District, or Council level. This family best exemplifies the Scout Oath and Law in their daily life and goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide the best scouting experience not only for their family, but for all the other families in your Unit or District. There will be one of these awards given annually at the District Dinner.
The Rising Star Award is to recognize up and coming adults in our District. This can be to recognize adult leaders who have given service at both the unit (pack, troop, team orcrew) and district levels.
The District Silver Star is specific to the Lone Star District. The Silver Star Award is presented to an individual that exemplifies leadership and service at the unit, district, and community level. Any activities that have been performed by the nominee may be considered over a period of years, or a specific event or function. Anyone may nominate a registered volunteer leader who meets the criteria stated. The number of awards that may be presented could be one or two or up to possibly six for the entire District.
The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.
The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
The Outstanding Organization award (new for 2018) is to honor a chartered organization, a meeting place, a school, or a business that has gone above and beyond to support Scouting. Any district or unit person may make this nomination.
Nominations should be kept secret because not everyone nominated will be selected. Selection is made by the Awards Committee which is comprised of volunteers selected by the District Chairman. This committee will be comprised of no less than 3 or more than 5 members.
The Unit Spark Plug Award
The Unit or District Scouting Family Award
The District Rising Star Award
The District Silver Star Award.
The Outstanding Organization Award.
or Names for the Family Award
Nominee Current Registered Position
or Positions of each for the Family Award or those registered in multiple positions
Nominee Current Unit Type and Number
Pack 111, Troop 444, etc
Reasons for Nomination
In the space below, please give, in a few short sentences, the reason(s) why you or your unit is nominating this person.
List Unit Service Information (ex. 8/04 - 8/05, Den Leader; 8/06 - 6/07 Cubmaster) List District Service information (ex. 8/04 - Current, District Popcorn Kernel; 8/03-4/07 Unit Commissioner) List Other Community / Civic Service Information (ex. 9/01 - 11/03, Baseball Coach; 4/92 -Current, Rotarian) Any other Information (ex. 3/86, Eagle Scout; 2005 James E. West Fellowship)
Nominator Current Registered Position
Nominator Current Unit Type and Number
Pack 111, Troop 444, etc
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