It is time once again to recognize our volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication to the Scouting program. Please nominate leaders for the awards listed below by clicking on the award link and completing the form. Please have all nominations turned into the Black Hills Area Council Office by Wednesday, January 10th, 2024.

The awards will be presented at the Awards Recognition Dinner on February 24th, 2024. The Eagle Scout Recognition for all Eagle Scouts from 2023 will take place at the same time.


District Awards

~ District Committee Scout Training Award
~ District Award of Merit
~ District Committee Key
~ Veteran Award (for tenure in Scouting)
~ William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer

Council Awards

~ Silver Beaver Award
~ BHAC BSA Alumnus of the Year
~ North Star Award
~ Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award
~ Commissioner Award of Excellence
~ James E. West Fellowship
~ Special Needs Scouting Service Award
~ BSA Alumni Award

Leader Awards

~ Unit Leader Award of Merit
~ Den Leader Award
~ Cubmaster of the Year Award
~ Scoutmaster of the Year Award
~ Bill Hanson “”Outing in Scouting” Award
~ Pack of the Year
~ Troop of the Year
~ Spark Plug Award

For Leader Training
Cub Scout Training Award                         Boy Scout Training Award                         Venturing Training Award 

Key Awards
Cubmaster Key                         Scoutmaster Key                         Venturing Advisor Key                         Commissioners Key