Medal of Merit
The Medal of Merit is awarded to Scouts and Scouters who have performed some
act of meritorious service above and beyond that normally expected of a youth or
adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. This act may involve a lifesaving effort,
but is not confined to lifesaving. It may also be awarded for any meritorious action
using some aspect of Scouting skills or learning.
Mike Walton (Settummanque) has prepared a sample Script of a presentation
ceremony for awarding these Medals and/or Certificates.
Click Here to download
a file containing the script, which can be opened in most word processing programs.
(RTF file - 5 KB)
For more information on the Medal of Merit, Honor Medal, or the Heroism Medal and the nominating
process for the awards, see the following page on the BSA website:
The form for recommending someone for the Medal of Merit, Honor Medal, or Heroism
Award, is a 12 page form, entitled "Recommendation for Lifesaving
or Meritorious Action Awards." It can be downloaded in PDF format from the
The above knot is the old version of the same knot issued for the earlier khaki-green
Page updated on:
August 30, 2018