Did you know today is International Volunteer Day? It’s a good time to think about those around you who work tirelessly to make Scouting work and our communities a better place. Do you know someone in our council that goes above and beyond or has provided exceptional heroic service that should be recognized with this award?

Every day in this country, ordinary Americans become extraordinary. It can happen in a single instance of bravery, or through a lifetime of service to others. Acts of courage and selflessness inspire us all, and we’d like to highlight these stories. Please celebrate the heroism that symbolizes the American spirit by nominating an unsung American hero that you know.

Less than 85 living Americans hold this award today. It is awarded near the Tomb of the Unknowns, in Arlington Cemetery, each March.

Please help our nation’s greatest heroes find America’s unsung civilian heroes!

Nominations are due not later than Friday, December 28, 2012.