Do you have a great idea for a project that will help youth better understand and appreciate the outdoors?
Would you like $2,500 to help make your idea a reality?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 28?
If you answered “yes” to all three questions, listen up.
Outdoor Nation, an official BSA partner since 2010, seeks “individuals between the ages of 18 and 28 who are interested in connecting other young people with America’s natural and cultural heritage through outdoor experiences.”
The Community Organization Award square knot might not be easy to earn, but it’s now easier to get.
You can buy the knot, recognizing Scouters’ volunteer achievements in national charter organizations such as the Elks, Alpha Phi Omega, the Masonic Lodge, and more, at your local Scout Shop—instead of going through your charter organization.
Once you’ve been recognized with one of the awards (listed below), just take your award documentation to the nearest Scout Shop and purchase the square knot, No. 613864. Award recipients no longer need to contact the Program Impact Department and the charter organization to order the knot as in previous years.
What do Robert Baden-Powell, Jimmy Stewart, Neil Armstrong, and Bill Gates have in common?
All are recipients of the Silver Buffalo Award, Scouting’s highest honor for adults.
Late last month, 11 more joined the prestigious list. More on them in a second.
The Silver Beaver Award has a new cousin.
Last month, the BSA’s National Court of Honor announced the addition of the North Star Award, an honor similar in prestige to the Silver Beaver Award.
The main difference? It’s only available to non-Scouters. Continue reading