Commissioner Recognitions

Distinguished Commissioner Service Award

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Purpose:

To upgrade Commissioner Service and to recognize Commissioners and Exploring Service Team members who are providing quality service.

Requirements:

  1. Complete training as outlined by the local council, including earning the Scouter’s Key for Commissioners.
  2. Serve as an active commissioner or an active Exploring service team member for 5 consecutive years and be currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
  3. Recharter at least 90 percent of the units in your area of service for a minimum of the past 2 consecutive years. this applies to council commissioners, assistant council commissioners, district commissioners, assistant district commissioners, unit commissioners, council Exploring service team chairpersons, division/district/cluster Exploring service team chairpersons, and Exploring service team members.
  4. Assist units so that more than 50 percent achieve National Quality Unit Award in your area of service for a minimum of the past 2 consecutive years.
  5. Roundtable/huddle commissioner recognition is based on completing requirements No. 1 and No. 2 listed above, plus the following. In place of items No. 3 and No. 4, roundtable/huddle commissioners are to conduct at least nine roundtables/huddles per year for the past 2 consecutive years.

Arrowhead Honor Award

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Council Commissioner and Assistants:

  • Work with your Scout executive or other staff adviser and evaluate all district commissioners in the council.
  • Have an active district commissioner in every district of the council.
  • Develop and put into action a suitable recruiting plan throughout the council.
  • Achieve a ratio in the council of one commissioner for every three units.
  • Chair or actively take part in six council commissioner meetings.
  • Give leadership to a council commissioner conference or other major event.
  • In consultation with the Scout executive, select and carry out a major project in the council.

Scouter’s Key Award

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The Scouter’s Key Awards can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters:

Boy Scouters: Scoutmasters

Varsity Scouters: Coaches

Venturing Leaders: Advisors

Sea Scouting Leaders: Skippers

District Committee: Committee Members

Commissioners:

  • District and Assistant District Commissioners
  • Roundtable Commissioners
  • Unit Commissioners

Each award group has requirements covering basic training, performance, tenure, and certification. Scouters earning the Key Award in one program area MUST complete ALL requirements (including tenure) for a subsequent Key Awards in another program area. Scouters earning a Key Award cannot use the tenure for the Key Award toward earning the Scouters’ Key Award in the same program area.


Scouter’s Training Award

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The Scouter’s Training Awards can be presently earned by the following groups of Scouters:

Boy Scouters:

  • Scoutmasters
  • Assistant Scoutmasters
  • Committee Members
  • Chartered Organization Representative

Varsity Scouters:

  • Coaches
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Committee Members
  • Chartered Organization Representative

Venturing Leaders:

  • Advisors
  • Assistant/Associate Advisors
  • Committee Members
  • Consultants
  • Chartered Organization Representative

Sea Scouting Leaders:

  • Skippers
  • Committee Members
  • Consultants
  • Chartered Organization Representative

District/Council Scouters:

  • Cub Scout Roundtable staff members
  • Boy Scout Roundtable staff members
  • Varsity Scout Huddle staff members

Each award group has requirements covering basic training, performance, tenure, and certification. Scouters earning the Training Award in one program area MUST complete ALL requirements (including tenure) for a subsequent Training Awards in another program area. Scouters earning a Training Award cannot use the tenure for the Training Award toward earning the Scouters’ Key Award in the same program area unless specifically stated otherwise (i.e. Scoutmaster’s Key).


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