Re: Scouting Awards
Chuck May (cmay01@INTERSERV.COM)
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 19:10:52 -0400
Here's one my wife invented while we were District Advancement Chairmen,
which we have been using for about eight years now:
SENECA OUTSTANDING UNIT SCOUTER AWARD
The Seneca Outstanding Unit Scouter Award (SOUSA) is presented by the
District Committee 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 SOUSA per year for candidates who meet the following qualifications:
1. The candidate must have been a registered 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)
2. The candidate must not have been recognized with a SOUSA in the previous
3. The service should have had a significant impact on the ability to
provide the Scouting program to boys within the unit.
4. The service should have been rendered over a sustained period of time,
not just for a single event of activity.
5. 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)
6. In the event that a Unit Commissioner has provided significant,
sustained service directly to an individual unit, above and beyond that
normally expected of a Commissioner, the unit committee may make a SOUSA
recommendation via their Assistant District Commissioner (ADC).This will be
the one award for the unit.
7. While each unit may receive one SOUSA per year, there is no obligation
to submit a nomination if there are no qualified and deserving candidates.
SOUSA nominations will be prepared by the unit committee, and approved by
the unit commissioner (or ADC). After approval, forward these for final
approval and processing to the Seneca District Adult Recognitions
Coordinator. You will be notified if the award will not be given.
These awards are normally presented at the annual district dinner. Where
possible, please make arrangements for the recipient to attend the dinner.
The recipient should also be recognized at the unit's next awards ceremony
or court of honor following the District dinner.
ADC, Seneca District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City