Special Awards

The Boy Scouts of America has many different awards that can recognize youth and adults for their service and volunteerism both within Scouting and the larger community.

Awards Central

The Boy Scouts of America, National Council keeps repository of all officially recognized awards at Awards Central. View award requirements and applicable forms.

The Congressional Award

The Congressional Award was created by the U.S. Congress to promote and recognize initiative, service and achievement in youth ages 13 1/2 to 24. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Participants set goals with an adult advisor and earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Medals. Learn more here.

Presidential Service Awards

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. Learn more here.