Know a Volunteer Deserving of Recognition?
Once a year, the Grand Canyon Council and its districts recognize the volunteers that give unusual or distinguished service to youth and Scouting. It’s a time to celebrate Scouting’s positive impact on youth and Society by recognizing those who lead by serving others and provide powerful role models to all. Do you know one of these deserving people? Then please nominate them for one of Scouting’s honors. The Grand Canyon Council presents four honors to Scouters and one to non-Scouters:
The Distinguished Service Star, bestowed by the Council Court of Honor on a registered Scouter for distinguished lifetime service to Scouting. This is the rarest council honor typically given to Scouters who continue noteworthy service to Scouting for ten years or more after receiving the Silver Beaver, Meritorious Service Star or District Award of Merit.
The Meritorious Service Star, bestowed by the Council Court of Honor on a registered Scouter for five years or more noteworthy and meritorious service as a unit, district or council leader.
The District Award of Merit, bestowed by the Council Court of Honor on a registered Scouter for noteworthy service to youth on a district basis. Learn about these honors and nominate a deserving individual at www.grandcanyonbsa.org/awards/
It has information about the awards, FAQs, and even an on-line nomination form for the Silver Beaver, Distinguished Service Star or Meritorious Service Star! Without your help, the council may not learn about the great service of our volunteers. So take a moment and think if there is someone deserving of recognition! The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2020.
Know a non-Scouter who has been vital to your success in Scouting? A school principal, pastor, sponsor or great community leader who anchors your Scouting community? Consider nominating them for the North Star Award, a recognition given by the National Court of Honor for service to Scouting. Grand Canyon Council would like to honor its great partners. Help us identify them! Information on the North Star Award is also available at www.grandcanyonbsa.org/awards/
Eric Hiser, Vice President of Program Council Recognition Chair