Those of us who live by the Scout Oath and Scout Law understand the importance of Scouting. We became Scouting volunteers because we believe in the character-building experience that the Scouting Movement provides youth. BSA Alumni Association has developed a commemorative medallion to celebrate the years of service provided by Scouting Alumni.
This Commemoration serves to recognize Scouting Alumni for service to youth via their community, their profession, their religion, and other youth-serving organizations, as well as to Scouting. This is not an award per se, but rather a recognition of service. Thus, there are no forms, no record keeping, no signatures or review, and no approval. It represents and celebrates the good deeds of recipients, the contributions that take many different forms: serving in national, regional, council, district or unit capacities, supporting the movement through financial donations or donations in-kind; and living an extemporary life guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Calculating years of service is on the “On my honor” system and begins when one first enters the Scouting program as a youth or an adult.
Because of the deep impact of Scouting, this commemoration recognizes that duty and service to others by recipients is based in part on training, experience and challenges that Scouting provides. This very special medallion, features the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden Powell and service to youth.
The idea behind this tribute is to allow units, districts, or councils to present them in a public setting, but without a formal process. Presentations should be simple, with honor, respect and dignity.
- Recipients may self-purchase OR purchase on behalf of another person.
- Years of service are on the “On my honor” system in terms of calculating tenure. Applicants may not “double count” years of service if serving in more than one position.
- Commemoration medallions are available for 25 years (Bronze), 50 years (Gold), and 75 years (Silver) of service accompanied by a lapel pin and certificate. There is room to engrave a name, years of service, or other special information on the obverse of the medallion.
Supply Item Description and Uniform Placement
Certificate, Lapel Pin and Blue ribbon with medal.
Supply/bin item no.
Scouting Alumni Service Commemoration Medal and Lapel Pin
Councils can purchase the specific Scouting Alumni Service Commemoration Medal, 25 Years Medal (BSA Supply Number), 25 Years Lapel Pin (BSA Supply Number), 50 Years Medal (BSA Supply Number), 50 Years Lapel Pin (BSA Supply Number), 75 Years (BSA Supply Number), 75 Years Lapel Pin (BSA Supply Number) via the National Supply Group’s B2B website, or by calling the main number 1-800-323-0732.