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Knot of the Week: Silver Buffalo Award

After a nine-month hiatus, we’re bringing back our Knot of the Week feature for a special look at the Silver Buffalo Award, just in time for the BSA National Annual Meeting, going on now in Dallas.

Each year at the meeting’s closing banquet, recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award are recognized. This year, 12 individuals will receive the award. We’ll post their names after the meeting is over.

In the meantime, read this description of the Silver Buffalo Award:

Created in 1925, the Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to
youth is awarded to those persons who give noteworthy and extraordinary
service to youth. This award is Scouting’s highest commendation of the
invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth. The
service must be national in scope and can be independent of, or directly
through, the Boy Scouts of America.

The first Silver Buffalo Award went to Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting. Each year, a handful of men and women join Baden-Powell on this prestigious list of individuals.

Last year’s recipients included NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, past Scouter Spotlight subject Larry Cunningham, and nine other worthy honorees.

To learn about other square knots, read past Knot of the Week posts.

2 Comments on Knot of the Week: Silver Buffalo Award

  1. This award is a great honor and BSA must ensure that only the most deserving are considered and receive this award.

    Unfortunately several undeserving people have received this award. For example Bill Clinton. What did he do for scouting on a national level? Plus he dishonored his ‘unofficial’ BSA position while serving as President of the USA when he failed to live up to the Scout Oath & Law with his public personal failures.

    I hope the BSA removes politics from this selection process and only awards this honor to truly deserving people.

  2. Don, politics aside, Bill Clinton deserved this award.

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