A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.
National awards for lifesaving and meritorious action are made only for outstanding and unusual acts that demonstrate unusual heroism, skill, or bravery and reflect Scouting ideals.
In addition to the program-specific advancements and recognition, there are a number of national awards available for both youth members and adult leaders.
The Boy Scouts of America’s repository for information about official awards and recognition’s. This is where the most up-to-date information about BSA-related awards may be found, including award applications and nomination forms.