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.

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