The Francis X. Guardipee Grey Wolf Award recognizes American Indian or non-Indian adults for distinguished service to American Indian youth in scouting. Honoring Francis X. Guardipee the first American Indian to become a ranger within the National Park Service. Guardipee was the first American Indian ranger at Glacier NP (1933-1947) who also founded a Boy Scout Troop in 1916 and worked with youth until his death in 1970.
Members who have been honored with the Francis X. Guardipee Award in American Indian Scouting Association are commonly known as “Grey Wolves” because of the pendant which symbolizes the award.
- Be a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA or Boy Scouts of America.
- Actively serve American Indian youth through Girl Scout program, Boy Scout program, or both, for at least 15 years.
- Part of the years of service must have been as a troop leader/advisor, or a den leader/scoutmaster.
Recipients of this award who are registered members of the BSA now receive the Scouting Service Award Square knot patch shown above.
In addition to the Square knot patch shown above, recipients receive a pendant, shown below.