Recognition in the Boy Scouts of America is a tradition dating from the inception of the Scouting movement.

Scouting has many awards for Individuals and also for Units.

Individual and Unit awards are presented at all levels of Scouting - District, Council, Regional and at the National level.

The Adult Individual Award presented by The Capitol District:

The District Award of Merit

Available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

Information on the District Award of Merit from TCD
Information on the District Award or Merit from Scouting.org
Nominating form for the District Award of Merit


The Unit Awards presented by The Capitol District:

The Rick Gannon Cub Scout Achievement Award

Dedicated to US Marine Corp Major Rick Gannon who was a great leader to men and boys alike.

Information on the Rick Gannon Award from TCD

The Marty Rowland Boy Scout Achievement Award

Dedicated to Marty Rowland who was an individual of extraordinary courage and leadership and who served as a Scoutmaster for over 25 years.

Information on the Marty Rowland Award from TCD

The Mark Mulligan Venturing Achievement Award

Dedicated to Mark Mulligan who exemplifies "Delivering the Promise" of Scouting.

Information on the Mark Mulligan Award from TCD


The Individual Award presented by the Baltimore Area Council:

The Silver Beaver Award

Available to registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.

Information on the Silver Beaver Award from TCD
Information on the Silver Beaver Award from Scouting.org
Nominating form for the Silver Beaver Award