AWARDS SUMMARY AND NOMINATION FORMS 2013

Nominations are due in the Marin Council office by end-of-day January 10, 2014
No late submissions accepted.

Interviews for Marin Council Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer, and Venturer/Sea Scout of the Year will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

All of the following award recipients will be recognized at the annual Marin Council Recognition Dinner, Monday, March 10, 2014

You can choose a packet here or individual forms by clicking the links below. Packets contain all forms pertaining to your division.

Cub Scout of the Year Packet
Boy Scout of the Year Packet 

Venturer/Sea Scout of the Year Packet
Explorer of the Year Packet
Board Member Nomination Forms Packet

 

Unit Volunteer of the Year

Have your unit committee select a single volunteer (e.g., assistant leader, committee member, parent, charter organization representative) who has made a significant contribution through volunteering this year. It could be someone who stepped up at a crucial point or who helped out for the first time and is now a regular volunteer. It could also be someone who has always done what was needed to be done. This is your chance to recognize this special volunteer.
 

Cub Scout of the Year

This selection should be made by a special committee, although the pack committee or the Cubmaster with the assistant leaders can make the selection. The process should involve an interview with the boys being considered. Look for the following characteristics:

    1)      Enthusiasm for and a general interest in Cub Scouting
    2)      Proper uniform appearance and general presentation
    3)      Pleasant personality
    4)      Politeness and ability to talk with adults for his age and skill level

A council committee will review all of the pack nominations and choose a council Cub Scout of the Year.
 

Boy Scout of the Year

The troop committee chair or awards chair should appoint a committee of three to five adults who will interview and select your troop nomination. An older Scout may be on the committee but must not be a candidate. A council committee will review all of the troop nominations and choose a council Boy Scout of the Year.
 

Venturer / Sea Scout of the Year

The crew or ship committee chair or awards chair should appoint a committee of three to five adults who will interview and select your nomination. An older youth from the unit may be on the committee but must not a candidate. Here are some of the characteristics to look for:

    1)      Enthusiasm for and general knowledge of Venturing / Sea Scouting
    2)      Maturity, good attitude, and ability to talk and work with adults
    3)      Leadership abilities
    4)      Does this nominee exemplify the meaning of the Venture Code?
    5)      What contributions has this person made to the crew / ship in general?

A council committee will review all of the crew and ship nominations and choose a council Venturer/Sea Scout of the Year.
 

Award of Merit

The Award of Merit is awarded annually to currently-registered adult volunteers for noteworthy volunteer services of exceptional character to Scout-age youth, their units, and their communities. On an annual basis, a council awards committee is formed composed of three or more members who will consider and evaluate nominations before making their selections. No awards committee member may be considered for the award in the same year. All nominations must be certified on the nomination form by the committee chair. It is the option of the awards committee to not recommend the maximum number of awards unless there are well-qualified nominations up to that number.
 

Silver Beaver Award

The Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor, may award the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth each year upon the nominations of chartered local councils. The award is made to registered adult volunteers over the age of 21, for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.
 

Exploring Leader of the Year

Have your unit committee select a single leader who has made a significant contribution this year. It could be someone who stepped up at a crucial point or who helped out for the first time and is now a regular volunteer. It could also be someone who has always done what was needed to be done or has been a faithful leader of the organization. This is your chance to recognize this special person.
 

Explorer of the Year

The post committee chair or awards chair should appoint a committee of three to five adults who will interview and select your post’s nomination. An older or higher ranking youth may be on the committee but must not be a candidate. The Explorer of the Year will be selected on the following qualities:

    1)  Enthusiasm for Exploring.
    2)  Knowledge of your post’s career focus
    3)  Maturity, attitude, and ability to talk and work with adults and peers
    4)  Leadership ability
    5)  Nominee should exemplify the meaning of the Explorer Code
    6)  Nominee has made significant contributions to the post

A council committee will review all of the post nominations and choose a council Explorer of the Year.
 

Spurgeon Award

The Spurgeon award is awarded annually to adults, who are at least 21 years old, for noteworthy volunteer service of exceptional character to young people through the Explorer program. It may be awarded to a currently-registered Explorer volunteer with a reasonable amount of service time, to a business professional, or to a community leader whose activities have supported Exploring. On an annual basis, a council awards committee is formed composed of three or more members who consider and evaluate each nomination before making their selections. No member of the committee may be considered for the award in the same year. All nominations must be certified on the nomination form by the committee chair. It is the option of the awards committee to not take advantage of the maximum number of awards unless there are well-qualified nominations up to that number.

 

 

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