Volunteering for Scouting is a lot of work. And we strive to recognize those volunteers who go above and beyond to help give our youth an outstanding program! But we can’t recognize someone if we don’t know who they are.

101712_2354_2012Distric1.pngEach year we host a District Dinner – a special adults’ only evening out for our Scouters and their spouses.

This year that special dinner will be Thursday February 5th, 2015.

We’re still working out the details, but we’re hoping to have great food and awesome entertainment, as well as many of our best Scouting friends from around the district for great conversation and friendship. Please save the date.

More importantly, we want to recognize those among us who go above and beyond over and over through some very special awards:

  • Lean On Me: Given to a registered leader in your unit, that you can call upon at the last minute, and they will come through.
  • Midas Touch: Given to a registered leader in your unit who seems to make good things happen when they get involved.
  • Silver Dollar: Given to a registered leader in your unit who has helped in a special way, or given an extra effort to help raise funds or resources for their unit, or for scouting in general.
  • Spark Plug: Given to a registered leader who has gone “above and beyond” the duties of his/her position in the unit for at least two years, and has contributed their time helping our district in at least two separate activities.

Last but not least, we also give out the District Award of Merit, a very special award recognized throughout the BSA. It’s the highest honor a district like ours can bestow upon a volunteer, and receiving it is very special indeed. Our past District Award of Merit honorees attend and help us confer the award upon each successive year’s class.

Please consider spending a few minutes nominating those who make a difference in your Scouts’ lives. They will appreciate the recognition. Please take the time to consider our Fox River District awards and the District Award of Merit form.