Metropolitan District Awards

Who lifts up the Metro District?

Metropolitan District Awards It is the time to think about the Scouters who make our District go.  Who goes beyond their own family of scouters and lifts up our district?  Who makes a demonstrable difference in how Metropolitan Scouting grows. These awards seek the recipient.  That means submission is done by someone else on behalf of the recipient.  Confidentiality is paramount. Nominations for either of these awards should be sent to Diane Gilmore (for review by a committee of five Metro Past Silver Beavers) by October 4, 2021. Please email    

District Award of Merit

This award is the highest honor given to an outstanding volunteer by a District of the Boy Scouts of America.  Our District is made strong by the exceptional energy and leadership provided by such volunteers.  The recipient has given a substantial contribution of time and energy to youth both inside and outside of Scouting.  It is through volunteers of this caliber that we deliver the promise of Scouting to our youth.  Click here for the Nomitation Form for District Award of Merit

Silver Beaver Award

This is a Council level award.  Like the District Award of Merit it recognizes a leader who has given exceptional service to youth both inside and outside of Scouting.  At this level, the expectation is of a much greater time of service and leadership than the Award of Merit. As you will see we are looking for documented examples of increased membership, camping increases, sustaining membership, etc. GLAAC selects approximately 12 recipients each year.  Click here for the Silver Beaver Award Nomination Form.

P.S. Additional pages of information maybe part of these forms, however, letters of recommendation are frowned on as they tend to break confidentiality. Questions? Call Diane at 310-628-2993.