William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award
The William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award is presented to recognize volunteers
who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. The award may be worn on the
adult uniform. The award is a square knot placed over the three colors representing
the three phases of our program—Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. A volunteer
can earn the knot by organizing one traditional unit, and a program device can be
earned for up to three additional units organized.
The award recognizes volunteers for organizing traditional units after March 1,
The award is administered by the Relationships Division and will be presented
by the local council.
- With the approval of the district committee chair, the volunteer serves
as the organizer and completes the successful organization of one new traditional
unit (Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity team or Venturing crew).
- The volunteer organizes the unit by following all procedures as published
in the “New Unit Organization Process” (No. 34196), particularly ensuring that
new unit leadership is trained, a program for the new unit is organized and
in operation, the new unit committee is functioning, a unit commissioner is
assigned, all paperwork for the new unit is completed and processed, and the
unit charter is presented to the chartered organization.
- The Boy Scouts of America realizes that quite often several individuals
help to organize a new unit. However, for this award, only one volunteer can
be recognized as the organizer for a new unit.
- To further recognize the volunteer’s effort for organizing additional new
units, a program device can be earned and worn on the new-unit organizer knot.
The program device represents the type of unit organized (a Cub Scout pack,
Boy Scout troop, Varsity team, or Venturing crew.) The knot and up to three
program devices may be worn in recognition for organizing up to four new traditional
units. Multiple program devices for organizing units in the same program may
be earned and worn.
- The new-unit organization award recognizes volunteers for organizing traditional
units after March 1, 2005.
- New-Unit Organizer Award Certificate
- New-Unit Organizer Award Uniform Insignia
- Square Knot
- Program devices to recognize additional new units organized
- “Organizer” lapel pin for civilian wear
Page updated on:
May 23, 2014