Volunteers are the lifeblood of our Scouting movement and should be recognized for the time and effort they dedicate to our movement, both as a youth and as an adult volunteer.
For years, local councils have processed Veteran Scouter Award for individuals celebrating their 5, 10, 15- & 20-year milestones of registration. However, awards at the 25-year or higher level were only processed at the National Service Center.
To streamline and simplify the process, effective October 1, local councils will now be empowered to process all Veteran Scouter Awards. The certificates have been updated and allow for the Scout executive to approve recognition of these long-tenured volunteers.