Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 15:53:37 -0600
Several of you have asked about The Congressional Award.
This is an award for young people authorized by the United States
Congress. Earning it involves community service, personal development,
physical fitness and an exploration or expedition. The award may be
earned in three levels...bronze, silver and gold. The minimum age to
begin working on an award is 13 years, 5 months.
Scouting activities may be used to complete most, if not all, of the
requirments. For example, the bronze award requires:
100 hours community service (Scouts may use troop service projects)
50 hours personal development (Scouts may use earning merit badges)
50 hours physical fitness (Scouts may use the Athletics, Hiking,
Cycling, Sports, Personal Fitness or several other merit badges)
An expedition - (Scouts may use a high adventure trip)
School activities such as band, choir and athletics may also be used to
help earn an award.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City