Distinguished Service to Wood Badge

Online Nomination Form


Recognizes significant service to Scouting and Wood Badge over the last year

Award Criteria:

  • Recipient must have contributed greatly to Wood Badge during the past year.
  • Recipient must have attended Wood Badge but not necessarily have earned their beads.
  • Recipient(s) are eligible to receive the award more than once. 
  • Receiving the award will not hinder individuals from receiving the Wood Badge Award of the Year as long as it is not in the same year.
  • Past recipients of Wood Badge Award of the Year are eligible for this award.
  • Tenure in Scouting is not a factor


As a nominator if your candidate is selected you will be asked to insure the participant's attendance, and aid in notification and encouragement of family and friends to attend the presentation ceremony.

Be sure to take a moment and prepare the nominee information you'll need to enter in the form. The info for the main section "Summary of why this Scouter is being nominated" can be written in advance and then copied into the form field.


STEP 1.  Enter the basic information for the person you are nominating.

STEP 2.  Enter or copy & paste the Wood Badge history information needed to complete the "Summary of why this Scouter is being nominated" form field.

STEP 3.  Enter YOUR information last, as the person who is making the nomination.

DEADLINE:  Online or paper applications must be received in the Longhorn Council Hurst Service Center by 5:00 PM on January 2, 2019


Other Award Forms (click on the title to switch to a different award):

  • Wood Badge Award of the Year:  recognizes sustained service to Scouting and Wood Badge.
  • Distinguished Service to Wood Badge:  recognizes significant service to Scouting and Wood Badge over the last year.
  • Wood Badge Legacy Award:  recognizes a Wood Badger that through life long service has obtained the goal of leaving a legacy.
  • Wood Badge Recruiter of the Year Award:  recognizes the person who, through determination, recruited the most participants during the previous year’s courses.