Silver Beaver Award

Silver Beaver Nominations Due by Thursday, December 31, 2015


Note:  All nominations for the Silver Beaver Award are confidential. To avoid possible disappointment, please do not advise your nominee.


The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award the Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter in recognition of distinguished service to youth within the council’s service area. Nominees will not only be judged on their outstanding volunteer service with the BSA, but their overall service to youth within our council. The actual recipients will be selected by a volunteer committee comprised of Silver Beaver recipients.

The awards will be presented at district or area events or a council board meeting.


Any registered volunteer Scouter who resides within the boundaries of council, and who is at least 21 years of age, at the time of nomination. Nominations will not be considered for former professional Scouters or council employees within five years of their leaving employment with the BSA. Nominations cannot be made for posthumous awards.


Any individual may submit a National BSA Silver Beaver Nomination form.   Forms from previous years are deleted after three years if they have not been updated.  The BSA Official Silver Beaver Nomination Form must be received no later than Thursday December 31, 2015. 

Once all nominations forms with their supporting documents have been received by the Council , the Council Distinguished Awards Committee will meet to review each nomination to ensure that the nomination form is complete with all necessary information regarding the nominee. 

Download the National BSA Silver Beaver Nomination Form here:  National BSA Silver Beaver Nomination Form.pdf

Mail nomination form to:
   Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America
    Attention:  Distinguished Awards Committee
    1275 Bedford Avenue, Flag Plaza Scout Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3699

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tina Debnam at 412-325-7913.