The District Award of Merit is awarded by a District to volunteer and professional adults for service to youth in the District. Normally, the award is presented for service to youth in excess of five years. Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate.
A nominee must be a registered Scouter and must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside of Scouting, or both. The nature and value of "noteworthy service to youth" may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. Consideration must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
Download the District Award of Merit Nomination Form from the BSA national website. Submit nomination forms to Martin Smith, 729 Slater Mill Court, Marietta, 30068 or via email to martinsmith [at] mindspring.com. “District Award of Merit” must be in the subject line. Contact him if you have questions: 770-565-6058.
Deadline: January 7, 2018!
If you're not sure whether your nominee has already received this award, please visit our list of Foothills District Award of Merit recipients.