Scouting Service Award
Revised January 2009
To establish an honor awarded for outstanding Scouting service by a member of a Lions Club within the United States of America.
Lions Club of [insert name of club here] Scouting Service Award
Purpose of the award: The Lions Club Scouting Service Award is an honor available to recognize an individual Lion who acts as a role model and renders distinguished and dedicated service to Scouting through active service, leadership or other exemplary contributions to the Boy Scouts of America OR Girl Scouts USA as an active Lion.
Who may be nominated: A nominee for the Lions Club Scouting Service Award is to be awarded to a qualified Lion who has displayed distinguished service and outstanding dedication to strengthen the relationship between Lions and scouting.
Keeping with the objectives and principles of both Lions International and Scouting, the nominee must have encouraged character development, leadership, citizenship and personal growth for scouting youth.
Requirements for nomination:
Must be a Lion in good standing with his/her local club, be a current registered Lion for five years and be nominated by the current president of a local Lions Club and/or District Governor.
Be registered in a Scouting position at a Unit, District or Council level for a combination of five years;
Be fully trained in his/her scouting positions and his/her Lions Club/district leadership positions;
Have strengthened the relationship between local Lions Clubs and Scouting;
Assisted Lions clubs in forming new scouting units; and
Exemplified the Scout Laws and Lions Motto.
Approval of Award: The nomination must be submitted to the Lions own District Youth/Scouting Chairperson for approval (or another regional approved chairperson).
Award: Awardees receive a medal suspended from purple ribbon and a framed certificate.
A gold and purple square knot to wear on a Scouterís uniform is available to purchase through the BSA National Relationship Division.
Presentation of Award: The Lions Club Scouting Service Award will be presented at the discretion of the District Governor. It may be presented at the Districtís Convention or District Cabinet Meeting. In addition, a presentation may be made at a Local Scouting Council or district function, such as an awards dinner or an annual meeting.
For more information, contact:
Manager, Youth Programs Department
Lions Clubs International
Direct: (630) 468-6719
Fax: (630) 706-9129