This year’s Silver Buffalo recipients have been exceptional leaders in their communities and within Scouting. Some have helped the Boy Scouts of America navigate through its Chapter 11 restructuring. And many have bravely told their stories, helping the BSA strengthen its youth protection practices.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place virtually. You can watch the virtual ceremony here:
The Silver Buffalo Award is the BSA’s highest recognition for adult volunteers, presented annually to those who give noteworthy national-level service to youth. The award was first presented in 1926; it comes with a red-and-white Silver Buffalo Award medal and a square knot for wear on the uniform. It has been bestowed to the founders of Scouting, professional athletes, business leaders, musicians and astronauts. See the list here.
The Silver Antelope, created in 1942, is a territory-level honor for Scouters who have provided distinguished service within one of the BSA’s 16 territories. It comes with an orange-and-white knot to wear on the uniforms and an orange-and-white ribbon medal. The Silver Antelope ceremony was also held virtually and can be watched here:
If you want to nominate someone for next year’s awards, see how by clicking here.
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