National Awards

National Awards Central

In addition to the program-specific advancements and recognition, there are a number of national awards available for both youth members and adult leaders.

There are numerous awards that can be earned by Scouts, Venturing, and adult Scouters.

Information on many of these awards can be found here.

Please note that some of these awards, such as Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards, Silver Beaver AwardWilliam T. Hornaday Awards and Venturing Leadership Awards are selected by or require action by the Council Advancement Committee.

Cradle of Liberty Silver Beaver Nominations are open

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest National award presented by a local council to individuals for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth through silver-beaverservice given to the council. Each local council may present only a limited number of Silver Beavers each year, which makes this a very prestigious award for those whose record of service to youth is most outstanding!


Cradle of Liberty Council is currently accepting nominations for volunteers who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.  Remember this is for service given at the Council level. There are other Awards for Unit and District Service. Please make sure your nomination adequately documents the contributions of your candidate. Full criteria listed on the nomination form below.


Nominations must be received on nomination forms available at this link and must be received by noon on Friday, February 17, 2017: A testimonial letter  supplementing the form is welcome and often very helpful.

  • In person/mail to

Cradle of Liberty Council,
1485 Valley Forge Road   Wayne, PA 19087


Volunteers who perform outstanding service to their district may be candidates for the District Award of Merit and those who provide outstanding service to units may be candidates for other district level awards.  Please contact your district leadership for more information on appropriate awards for service at these levels.

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