The District Award of Merit is available to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the District level. It is presented to registered adult volunteers by Districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is, as a National Award presented by Councils (it is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award). The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof, and is not required to present all they are eligible to present. A professional Scouter or other council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service.
You can click here for the District Award of Merit Form. Forms can be submitted to your District Executive at any point in the year. Prior to each Districts Annual Dinner a committee will review all applications and prepare information for those selected for presentation. Recipients are traditionally award a Knot and plaque at the District's Annual Dinner.