Fellow Scouters in Harford District,
Harford District is very proud of their adult leaders in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture Scout programs. This pride is a result of the hundreds of adult volunteers willing to spend countless hours of personal time with a boy or a group of boys, to spark an imagination, to instill a commitment to the ideals of scouting, and to give something to the youth that will give him skill or an experience that he may not have enjoyed if he was not in scouting…..
Each year every Unit in Harford District is eligible to select one of their adult leaders for the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award.
It’s time to recognize the outstanding leaders in your Unit. I am sure you have one in your Unit. This nomination effort does not take a lot of time and the results are worth the time it takes. It’s important to say “thanks” every once in a while to the people that devote their many talents to Unit level activities.
Please consider getting with your Unit to nominate one of your leaders for this award. You will receive the award which can be framed and presented by either a District representative or someone in the Unit. An example of the award is attached in this package as well as an example of the statement of service.
I know several Units have nominated someone within their Unit for many years and it has become sort of a tradition. Please keep up the good work of recognizing your Leaders.
Yours in Scouting,
OUS Award Coordinator
Harford District, BSA
The Outstanding Unit Scouter Award is presented by a District representative to unit-level Scouters, upon approval by the unit commissioner, for outstanding service to boys through unit activities over a sustained period of time. Each chartered unit in the District may receive one award per year for candidates who meet the following qualifications:
- The candidate must have been a registered, trained member of the unit in any position or combination of positions, except Scoutmaster, for at least 24 months prior to the award nomination date. (A Scoutmaster can be recognized by the Distinguished Scoutmaster Award of Merit)
- The candidate must not have been recognized with an OUSA in the previous three years.
- The service should have had a significant impact on the ability to provide the Scouting program to boys within the unit.
- The service should have been rendered over a sustained period of time, not just for a single event or activity.
- The service should not have been in support of a District-level activity, such as a Camporee or Activity Day. (That service is recognized by the District Award of Merit when it is appropriate)
- While each unit may receive one award per year, there is no obligation to submit a nomination if there are no qualified and deserving candidates.
Nominations will be prepared by the unit committee or by individual members of the committee of the unit and approved by the unit commissioner.
These awards will normally be presented at the Blue and Gold Banquet or Court of Honor or another significant event the unit has planned
Please click to download the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award Nomination form