Spirit of Scouting Service Award
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.
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Recipients of this award now receive the
Scouting Service Award Square knot patch shown above.
In addition to the Square knot patch shown above, recipients receive a
medal, shown below.
Prior recipients received, and may still wear, the knot shown below
Page updated on:
February 17, 2017