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Distinguished Scouter Award

All adult Scouters have the opportunity to earn the Distinguished Scout Award. The Distinguished Scouter Award will recognize Scouters who have gone "above and beyond" to ensure that each Scout has a trained leader. To receive the Distinguished Scouter Award you need to:

Earn the Training Award for your Unit Responsibilities (ie. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, Sea Scouts)

In addition:

  • Recruit and Assist two currently registered but untrained Scouters in earning the “Trained” patch for their specific position.
  • Mentor two new non-registered adults by registering them as Adult Scouters and assisting them through the process of becoming “Trained” for their registered position
  • In addition to the trainings needed to earn your Training Award, attend 4 additional supplemental or advanced training events at the council, area, region or national level (University of Scouting, Trainers EDGE, Wood Badge, etc.)
  • Attend at least 8 Roundtables over the course of 12 months

Recipients Receive:

  • Council Recognition at the Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet
  • Patch/Pin/Certificate
  • One Camper Scholarship to either your Unit or a Unit of your choice

Distinguished Unit Award

To receive the Distinguished Unit Award the Unit as a whole must:

Have at least 10% of the Unit’s registered Scouters as a DAC Distinguished Scouter or a minimum of one Scouter if a Unit has less than 10 Scouters
The Unit has a system in place to train its Scouters and a volunteer overseeing the training
The Unit Leader and Committee Chair have completed the training necessary to wear their “Trained” patch 
The Unit has achieved at least 4 of the following

  • At least one Leader has completed The Trainer’s EDGE
  • 80% of a Unit’s Direct Contact Leaders* have completed the training necessary to wear the “Trained” emblem for their registered position.
  • At least two registered Leaders have completed Wood Badge
  • The Unit has earned the Gold Journey to Excellence designation in at least two of the last three years
  • 10% or at least one Scout has attended Bighorn - NYLT, Day Camp, or Webelos Weekend

Units Receive:

  • Council Recognition
  • Council Plaque
  • One Adult and one Youth Camper Scholarship to either your Unit or a Unit of your choice or an equivalent amount applied to use of Colorado Adventure Point

The above requirements are calculated January - December.

*Direct Contact Leaders are: Den Leaders, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmasters, Varsity Leader, Venture Crew Leader, etc.