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The nomination period for 2020 is March 1 - May 1.


The Silver Beaver Award recognizes adult Scout volunteers who have made an impact on the lives of youth in the Theodore Roosevelt Council through service given to the council. Please submit a nomination using the national Silver Beaver Award form, which can be downloaded at A committee of council and district volunteers appointed by the Council President will begin review of nominations in late March.


Questions about the nomination form or process should be submitted to Peter Shields at; all questions should be submitted by April 24.


Please follow the instructions and submit the nomination by MAY 1, 2020

as follows:


E-mail to Julio Garcia, Assistant Scout Executive at

as a scanned copy of the nomination in PDF format attached to the email


submit by US mail addressed to


Silver Beaver Committee

Theodore Roosevelt Council, BSA

544 Broadway

Massapequa, NY 11758

Postmarked no later than May 1


Email submission of nominations is preferred.




SILVER BEAVER AWARD – Nomination Process for Theodore Roosevelt Council BSA

What is the award and what rules and regulations govern its presentation?

The following is taken verbatim from Article X, Section 6, of the “Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of


Clause 3.The Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor, may award the Silver Beaver

Award for distinguished service to youth upon the following basis and procedure:

  1. This award may be made each year upon the nomination of chartered local councils. These nominations shall be submitted not less than 30 days in advance of the date upon which it is desired to present the awards.
  2. The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters, Cub Scouters and Explorer Leaders within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.
  3. As evidenced of the award, there shall be presented: a suitable certificate, duly authenticated by the Boy Scouts of America, pursuant to the action of the National Court of Honor, and a miniature Silver Beaver suspended by a blue, white and blue ribbon to be worn around the neck.


The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients

of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to

the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform

community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those

who do not actively seek it.



  1. The Silver Beaver Award is not the type of recognition that Scouters neither seek nor apply for themselves.
  2. Nominations will be considered for former Council Staff within five years of their leaving the employ of the Council and nominations cannot be made for posthumous awards.
  3. Any Scouter may nominate another Scouter for the Silver Beaver Award. Other year’s nominees, who were not selected, can be re-nominated. Download the BSA form at or at
  4. Complete the form by getting the information regarding your nominee without his or her knowledge. One complete nomination form is all that is required. No supplemental pages may be added to the nomination packet.
  5. Many worthy Scouters are nominated each year. The selection committee will give additional weight to a nominee’s tenure as a registered Scouter and their involvement in other community youth activities.
  6. The Selection Committee will be representative of each geographical area of the Council and a committee member will be asked during the selection process to secure further information from a district if it becomes necessary.


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