Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Adult Recognition and Adwards
Re: Adult Recognition and Adwards
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 08:08:54 -0400
F.KYLE LONGHOFER asked:
> I am wondering how other districts treat adult recognition. Are
> there any awards or patches presented at the district level to
> volunteers and leaders generally?
> One of the justifications for discontinuing the prior awards was that
> such awards were not sanctioned by the National office. Is there any
> National policy on adult recognition by a district? Are there any
> restrictions on the ability of a district to award or recognize
> leaders and volunteers?
Well, all I can say is that there is no "Nationally authorized" outstanding
commissioner or family of the year award, either.
I know of no policy that states that a district cannot issue it's own
awards, along with certificates or temporary patches to be worn on the right
In our district (Lafayette), we issue the "Marquis" award (named after the
Marquis de Lafayette) at the district dinner on behalf of our units. A unit
can ask us to issue this award to anyone associated with their program. We
present a certificate at the dinner.
In addition to recognizing those deserving people who help at the unit
level, it helps to promote attendance at the district dinner, since the
unit's committee chair is asked to attend to present the award, and the
individual getting the award is asked to attend (they also bring guests).
However, just because there is no National prohibition doesn't mean that the
district committee must agree to give out awards. If the committee votes,
that's the final say on something like this.
Vice-Chair, Program Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313, Cradle of Liberty Council
Adviser to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge One
I used to be an Owl!