Silver Beaver & Honor Spirit Awards

Silver Beaver Nominations for the Class of 2020

Once again, it’s time to recognize exceptional contribution by Suffolk County Council’s volunteers.  Every one of us knows someone who has made a noteworthy impact on the lives of youth through service given to Suffolk County Council and our communities.  The recognition of these Scouting volunteers depends on you.

The Silver Beaver is the highest award that a BSA council can present in recognition of a scouter’s exceptional service to Scouting and the community.  The National Council established the Silver Beaver Award in 1931 to recognize those who have provided distinguished service to Scouting, youth outside of Scouting, and the community.  Since then, over 50,000 scouters have been recognized nationally.  Each local council is authorized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to confer the Silver Beaver Award on those individuals who have made an exceptional and noteworthy impact on Scouting and the community.

The Silver Beaver is where their efforts can be recognized and honored.  There are many Suffolk County Council volunteers that have been recognized and honored with the Silver Beaver Award.  And there are many who are worthy of nomination.  Recipients of the 2020 Silver Beaver Award will be honored at the Suffolk County Council Annual Fellowship Dinner on March 19, 2020.

Start thinking and please take the time to nominate those who have been exceptional in giving of their time and effort to Suffolk County Council.  Submitted nominations must be received by January 6, 2020 by 5:00pm – no exceptions, by mailed, emailed, faxed or personally delivered and arrive to: Suffolk County Council, BSA, 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY 11763, Attn: Nivea Pierre.  Email: – Fax Number:  631-924-7145.   

Nomination forms are located below.  

Honor Spirit Award Nominations

Do you know a Scout (Tiger, Cub, Webelos, ScoutsBSA, Venturer, or Explorer) with upstanding character and is actively involved in their unit and their community? Nominate them for Suffolk County Council Honor Spirit Award. One Award will be given per district service area, including the Exploring Division. 

Nominations forms are located below. 

File Name Description
2020-Silver-Beaver Nomination-Form - due completed by 5pm on January 6, 2020.doc Download
Honor Spirit Award Nomination Form Download