BSA YOUTH OUTREACH AWARD
The award is designed to recognize AMVETS members who are actively engaged in
the Scouting program in their local communities. Any AMVETS member who is a
registered Scouter may apply, not only those affiliated with an AMVETS chartered
Scout unit. The award is not meant to be a selective or limited award, but one
that is available to any AMVETS member who fulfills the requirements for the
award. Those requirements include training, demonstrated dedication and the work
required to expand the Scouting program within AMVETS. The award may be
presented at a Post, Department or National level.
The award consists of a lapel pin that may be worn on AMVETS clothing or
civilian wear, shown below, and the gold and purple Boy Scout Community
Organization Award Square Knot, shown above, which may be worn on the Scout
uniform. A certificate and congratulatory letter will also be provided by the
National Commander of AMVETS.
- Be a current member of AMVETS.
- Be currently registered in a Scouting position at the Unit, District
or Council level; or as a Chartered Organizational Representative. (COR)
- Complete the appropriate leader basic training for the primary
Scouting position being held.
- Cub Scout Leader
- Boy Scout or Sea Scout Leader
- Venturing Leader
- Chartered Organizational Representative
- BSA District staff, Member at Large
- Be current in Youth Protection Training
- Complete two of the following.
- Earn the Cubmaster Award, Cubscouter Award, Den Leader Award, Den
Leader Coach Award, or Tiger Cub Coach Award
- Earn the Scoutmaster Award of Merit.
- Earn the Crew Advisor Award of Merit.
- Earn the Scouter’s Key, Scouter’s Training Award or Distinguished
Commissioner Service Award.
- Attend a Philmont or Sea Base training course.
- Complete a Woodbadge or Seabadge training program.
- Serve a minimum of three consecutive years in a Scouting leadership
position at the Unit, District or Council level; or as a Chartered
- While serving in a Scouting leadership position at the Unit, District
or council level; or as a Chartered Organizational Representative assist in
organizing or reorganizing a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Sea Scout Ship
or Venturing Crew chartered to an AMVETS Post. (This unit must be currently
- Complete a minimum of four of the following.
- Serve a minimum of two years as an AMVETS Post Chartered
Organizational Representative and demonstrate success with your unit(s)
in terms of growth and quality programs.
- Assist your Post, District or Department to raise funds to
support Scouting or participate with a local BSA District or Council
Friends of Scouting fund raising effort.
- Participate as a member of a BSA District or Council
Membership/Relationships committee representing AMVETS.
- Promote the AMVETS Eagle Scout Certificate program in your BSA
District and/or Council.
- Make contact with Packs, Troops and Venturing Crews in your District
and/or Council through visits, Leaders Roundtables or other means to
promote AMVETS program resources such as Americanism and AMVETS Against
Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and document the results of your efforts.
- Recruit manpower from your AMVETS Post or District to support a
Scout activity such as a camporee, bicycle rodeo, merit badge day, Pine
wood derby or other such activities to promote AMVETS community
- Develop and carry out or participate in an AMVETS program to
recognize AMVETS members who serve as leaders of Scouting in units
chartered to AMVETS Posts, Districts or Departments.
- Promote and coordinate the development of a Scouting network
within your AMVETS Department to assist in the expansion of Scouting as
a resource for serving the youth of America.
- Complete the application for consideration.
- Submit appropriate documentation (membership card, photocopies of
training course completion certificates, narrative of accomplishments, etc.)
in order to fully document the attainment of the requirements as outlined in
each section above. Obtain the written endorsements of your Post and
Department Commander that you have satisfied the requirements for the award.
- Submit the completed application packet to: AMVETS National Programs
Department, 4647 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706.
- Note: Application packets that lack the appropriate documentation or
written endorsements will be returned.
- Confirmation of the requirements being satisfied and approval for
presentation will occur no later than 30 days from date of receipt. If the
application is deemed incomplete, a detailed explanation will be provided.
For more information, Requirements & Application –
Page updated on:
March 17, 2010