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Aurora District Recognition Awards

Email Darcy NIedermeyer for more info.  

District wide award nominations due March 1, 2021

Shooting Stars due by March 1, 2021

Unit Leader Awards of Merit, Training Awards and Scouter Key forms  may be turned at any time during the year.

Most Active Pack Award
This award is based on the Journey To Excellence program, and categories for Pack Activities and development and is selected by the District Executive.  To register your Journey To Excellence or to get the form to complete, please email our District Executive John Padgett at:

Shooting Star Award
The Shooting Star Award is a Award in which only the Unit Leader or Committee Chair can fill out. Only three (3) per unit is accepted.  The Aurora District Key 3 can also nominate scouters for events done on the district level.  
  pdf Click here for form .

Outstanding Cubmaster  /  Scoutmaster / Adviser LEADER Award
This award is for a Scoutmaster, Cub Master, or an Adviser.  If you want to recognize your unit leader as being a person that does much for his community, the unit and the youth in your area.
  pdf  Click here for form .

Outstanding Cub / Boy / Venturing Adult Scouter Award
This award is for all other Scouters like Committee Chairs/Members, Assistant Unit Leaders, Commissioners, etc.   If you want to recognize your unit leader as being a person that does much for his community, the unit and the youth in your area.
  pdf Click here for form.

Unit Leader Award of Merit
Boy Scouts of America created the Unit Leader Award of Merit to recognize the quality unit leaders who make this happen. Quality unit leadership is the key to a quality unit program—and it leads to better Scout retention. Statistics show that if young people stay engaged in the program for at least five years, the BSA’s influence likely will stay with them for the rest of their lives. A quality Scouting experience will help keep Scouts in the program.  See for form for more details.
  pdf Click here for form.

Bob & Margaret Story Family Award
This award, started in 1994 given in memory of this couple to a  family which has demonstrated their dedication to the Scouting program, their community and family.  At age 96, on December 26, 1993, Mr. Story quietly passed away and one week later, his beloved wife, Margaret died. Both were involved in the restoration of Japan after WWII, Bob as director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Margaret as a teacher in the American School. Both were active in the Tokyo Union Church.  They started Pack and Troop 6 in the Far East Council. Returning to Seattle in 1973 and Bob was the International Scouting representative on the Council Executive Board and Margaret a Cub RT leader.  Both earned Woodbadge beads and received Silver Beavers.
pdf Click here for form.

Good Turn Award 
Since 1980 this award has been an opportunity for the District Scout Executive to recognize a person who has gone the extra mile in supporting Scouting in our District. It is a rotating award. Each year the recipients name is added to the large plaque. 

George Ledger Award 
George Ledger (February 5, 1910-December 24, 1996) is the Scouter for whom this award is named. Started in 1995, it is given to a Scouter who exemplifies what George stood for in his life of leadership. This stalwart, along with his late wife Frances, served with energy and love, Troop 151, our District and Council for more than 50 years. He was a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Chair, held numerous District and Council positions as well as participated in both National and World Jamborees. His passion was Training and he served as Round Table leader and was a advocate for Woodbadge.  A generous financial supporter, he provided funds for two flag poles and the climbing tower at Camp Parsons in memory of his wife and son. At Parsons, he was often a visiting commissioner. He received the Silver Beaver and George Meany award. He loved Scouts and continued his interest, support, friendship always ready with a Scout story and homemade cookies well into his 80's.
pdf Click here for form.

District Award of Merit
The District Award of Merit is the highest recognition given by our District for excellence in service to youth. The Council equivalent is the Silver Beaver. A District Nominating Committee composed of veteran Scouters selects the recipients.
pdf Click here for form.

The Silver Beaver Award is presented upon action of a Council Executive Board for service to youth within the Council. Generally, the Silver Beaver is awarded for service to Scouting for at least ten years or longer. This award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, but not limited to Scouting. Because individuals may not nominate themselves for this award, only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered.  Nominations are due in late November of each year. 

Please review the Silver Beaver Rules and Regulations prior to completing the new Silver Beaver nomination form.  Submit completed nomination forms by November 1 to:

Darcy Niedermeyer, Nomination Committee
13330 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA  98125

Email Darcy's email  for more info.  

Click here for form.