Asian American
Spirit of Scouting Service Award

Whitney Young Award Knot Scouting Service Award Square Knot
Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service
Award Knot
Scouting Service Award Knot


The purpose of the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Asian American youth.


  1. Recipients are approved nationally through nomination by a local council. (Councils should use Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award Nomination Form, No. 11-194. Copies may be obtained from the National Distribution Center, 2109 Westinghouse Boulevard, P.O. Box 7143, Charlotte, NC 28241-7143.)

  2. The award is presented to people at all levels of the organization (executive board, district Scouters, unit personnel) and to people of all races and income levels.

  3. The council’s annual quota of awards shall not exceed the number of districts in the council. Emphasis is on being selective, with no intention that the full quota must be used every year. The quota is noncumulative.

  4. The council president designates a committee to administer the award for the council. This may be a special Asian American Spirit of Scouting Award committee or the council’s advancement and recognition committee, Silver Beaver committee, or council Scoutreach committee. The committee should include at least one person who is familiar with the Asian American community. The Scout executive or a designated staff member serves as adviser to the committee.

  5. The committee screens, prioritizes, and selects worthy nominees. Nominations may be submitted to the committee by committee members, professional staff, or any other registered Scouter.

  6. Nominations are then submitted by the local council to the Scoutreach Division at the national office. Please allow 60 days for review and consideration of approval by a national volunteer committee and delivery of the award. Approval should be received before the award is announced or presented.

  7. Select a highly visible event with an appropriate ceremony to present the award. Council and district appreciation dinners, annual business meetings, testimonial dinners, or a major function that the recipient is associated with provide excellent settings for the award presentation.

  8. The presentation might also involve other community agencies that are actively involved with serving the Asian American community (such as the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce).

NOTE: Allow two months for national volunteer committee consideration, approval, and delivery of award.

For a brochure, including the nomination form, Click Here.


Recipients of this award now receive either of the knots shown above.  Once supplies of the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award knot, which has been discontinued, are exhausted, all recipients will receive the Scouting Service Award Square knot shown above.

In addition to the Square knot patch shown above, recipients receive a medal, shown below.

Asian American Spirit of Scouting ServiceAward Medal

 Prior recipients received, and may still wear, the Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service knot.

Page updated on: June 26, 2018

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