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Nominate a Scouting Star for the Silver Buffalo Award

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Updated with information for 2020 nominations.

Some have names you know: Robert Baden-Powell, Charles Lindbergh, Hank Aaron.

Others are Scouters whose names are less universally known but whose impact on Scouting has been just as transformative.

Their common bond: the Silver Buffalo Award — the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor for adult volunteers. It has been presented since 1926 for devoted service to Scouting on a national level. (It’s one of three members of the Silver family, joined by the Silver Beaver for council-level service and the Silver Antelope for regional-level service.)

If you know anyone who fits this impressive mold, now is the time to nominate them for the 2020 Silver Buffalo Award.

Nomination forms with no more than two recommendation letters must be submitted together electronically with the Silver Buffalo nomination form to the National Service Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before the deadline of August 31, 2019

If you wish to include a photo of the nominee with the form, please attach it to your email. (head and shoulders shot only, not larger than 4″x 6″).

When submitting the nomination form, please include as much correct and relevant information about the nominee as possible. Be sure the nominee’s name is spelled correctly, and highlight all contributions to youth inside and outside of Scouting. Additional endorsement letters from specific areas may be included, provided they feature detailed explanations of the nominee’s contributions, rather than generalities about the nominee.

(Hat tip to Scouting magazine’s Bryan on Scouting blog for the intro to this story. To read Bryan’s most recent article about the 2019 Silver Buffalo Award recipients, check it out here.)

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