This award differs from the Torch of Gold and the Woods Services Award in that those awards are made only to nominees. The Special Needs Scouting Service Award must be earned, and it can be earned by both volunteer and professional Scouters.
The new award will share a newly-designed square knot (left) with the Whitney M. Young Award, the iScouting, Vale la Pena award, the Asian American Scouting Spirit Award and the Native American Silver Wolf award. Additionally, a unique device to signify the Special Needs Scouting Service Award on the square knot, a certificate, a lapel pin, and a medal were approved for recognition for this award.
Here are the requirements for the Special Needs Scouting Service Award:
I. Complete the following two (2) requirements:
II. Complete 6 of the following 12 requirements:
This Award is retroactive for purposes of satisfying the above requirements.
This Award may be earned by volunteer Scouters and professional Scouters.
Once an individual has completed the requirements to this award, he or she shall forward the completed application to the District for review and approval by the Council Scout Executive. When a person completes the requirements for this award through participation on an Area or Regional or National level in Scouting, the completed application will be forwarded to the designated Area or Regional or National staff person (Special Needs Scouting Specialist) for review and approval.]]>
Please join us in congratulating Rhett, and all of the Fox River District Award Winners at the district dinner next Thursday when they receive their awards.
If you have not received the flyer to sign up for this annual celebration of Scouting in our district, please download the flyer here. You still have time to register!
Midas Touch Award:
Lean On Me Award:
Silver Dollar Award:
Hidden Hero Award:
Spark Plug Award:
Frequently asked questions;
Q. How can I identify people who may qualify for one of these two awards?
A. If your unit has scouts that are working on the religious emblems awards, chances are you have a parent, priest or one of the emblems counselors that is helping them get through the requirements. These are great people to nominate.
Q. How do I know which award is the right choice?
A. First, start by reading the nomination for each award. Links to both can be found below. Also, there is no absolute right answer but in general, a person is awarded the Bronze Pelican first and then after more years of service the St. George.
Q. Where do I find out of if they have already received one or both of these awards?
A. Please contact;
Office of Catechesis & Youth Ministry
Learn more about the Bronze Pelican or to download the Nomination Form
Learn more about the St. George of go download the Nomination Form
Say thanks to the people who are helping you make a difference in the lives of our Scouts! Nominate a deserving individual.]]>
Join us January 21, 2017 with check in at 8AM through awards at 6PM.
This one day event includes both lunch and dinner. Patrols must supply their own equipment.
Cost: $18 / Scout, $12 / Adult
EDIT: This website incorrectly listed the price as $10 for several hours due to a typo. The cost for adults is $12, not $10. Sorry for the misunderstanding.]]>
OK – not pulling any punches here, Scouting really needs your help. While our Friends of Scouting program does a great job, we need help year round to deliver the promise. Please consider remembering the BSA on Tuesday for everything we have been able to do in the past. Your donations really do matter – and you can even donate ONLINE quickly and easily. Likewise, we do lose a small portion of the donations to credit card processing fees, so if you would prefer to mail a check to the Council offices below, please do so. Don’t forget to indicate “Fox River District” on your donation to help us meet OUR FOS goals as well!
Even if you don’t have anything additional that you can donate, as you do your online shopping with Amazon this year over the next few days, don’t forget to SMILE! The AmazonSmile program helps support Scouting through a small charitable donation (1/2 of 1%) from Amazon for every purchase you make on your Amazon account. But you have to sign up first, and remember to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. It won’t cost you a thing, but all of those pennies, nickels and quarters can really add up quickly and help our Three Harbors Council!]]>
Andrew was most recently the Deputy Scout Executive in the Atlanta Area Council. This council serves over 30,000 youth, and is one of the largest in the nation!
We look forward to welcoming Mr. Hardin as he helps our council grow and become stronger. I’m sure we will learn a lot more about Andrew in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out to see how you can meet him personally and help him adjust to life a few latitudes North of what he’s been used to recently.]]>
Love Legos? Love Star Wars?
Well then, you need to find yourself a Scout and take them along with you to LEGO Star Wars Days at the Legoland Discovery Center this weekend!
5th – 6th November 2016
LEGO®Star Wars™ Days will feature exciting LEGO activities guaranteed to bring the spirit of one of the most beloved film series of all time to our very own LEGOLAND® Discovery Center!
All activities taking place during LEGO® Star Wars™ Days are included in the price of admission.
Use the promo code BSA16 throughout the month of November to get 40% off of admission, including this weekend’s Star Wars event! Purchase tickets online and check opening times before you go.]]>
And like in the past, Scouts in uniform are admitted FREE! (Mom and Dad can get discount tickets from the website through 11/11/2016.)
There are lots of great activities, games, competitions and seminars for young inventors. Check it out and get ready to make your Christmas list!]]>