PURPOSE The purpose of this award is to recognize the Unit’s most outstanding adult. The award is a silver pin, which consists of an acorn with a wreath around it. The pin is attached to a ribbon that can be worn on the right shirt pocket.
ELIGIBILITY The recipient can be any leader or parent in a Unit. The recipient does NOT need to be registered in Scouting. Any adult who helps your Unit may receive the Silver Acorn, e.g., the dad who only pulls the trailer for the Troop but is not a leader, or the mom who always helps clean up after Pack meetings. The award will be presented at the Annual District Awards Dinner. The recipient should be encouraged to attend the District Dinner to receive this award. A person may receive this award only once while in a given Unit. But a person may receive the award as a member of their Pack, then Troop, then Crew as they move through the Scouting program.
AWARDS PROCESS The Unit awards one Silver Acorn annually. The nominee’s name must be received by the Committee no later than December 1st.
Nomination: Typically, the Unit Committee Chair forms an Awards Committee in September to nominate adult leaders for awards. Consider comprising the Unit Awards Committee of one Unit Committee Member, one registered adult leader, and one un-registered parent.
Submission: Please use the send button, located at the bottom of this form.
Preparation for District Awards Dinner: The Unit Awards Committee Chair contacts the recipient to ensure that the recipient will attend the Annual District Awards Dinner. Typically, a Unit will make reservations for the recipient and spouse/significant other as well as Unit members who wish to honor the recipient. Some Units charge the tickets to their Unit; others charge the people attending. Tickets are priced to break even – the dinner is not a District / Council fundraiser. There are only 250 tickets. The recipient must purchase a ticket. Reservations are not automatic with the submission of the form.
Attending the District Awards Dinner: The dinner has a social hour / cash bar from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, dinner from 7:00 – 7:30 pm, and awards from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Business attire is appropriate (no Scout uniforms). The highlight of the dinner is the District Award of Merit proceeded by the Unit awards such as Scoutmaster of the Year. Consider having someone bring a camera to share pictures with your Unit. These times are estimates; look for a District Dinner flyer.