Silver Beaver Nomination
In 1931, B.S.A. President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the National Board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council and the concept of the Silver Beaver recognition was established.
The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow upon a volunteer. It is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to boyhood by registered Scouters within the jurisdiction of the Longhorn Council The Silver Beaver recipients will be recognized at the Council Annual Recognition Dinner.
The Longhorn Council has participated in this recognition program since its inception, presenting Longhorn's first Silver Beaver Awards in 1931 to A. L. Shuman and O. K. Shannon. Beginning with these awards, more than 950 adult leaders in our Council have been recognized in this manner. Our Council plans to recognize additional leaders annually who may be nominated for their service to youth.
Although presentation is made by the Council, all nominations submitted must be approved by the National Court of Honor before the award can be presented. Only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered by the local council and the award may not be personally applied for. The selection process in our Council involves a Silver Beaver Selection Committee.
Silver Beaver Nomination [PDF]
Previous Silver Beaver Award Recipients (Alphabetical) [PDF]
Previous Silver Beaver Award Recipients (By Year) [PDF]
Annual Dinner Fact Sheet [PDF]