Awards & Recognition
Scouts work hard to achieve their goals. And we recognize that dedication with a series of awards. And while the benefits of rewarding out Scouts is vast, these are the top three.
Awards show the value in setting and achieving individual goals, a fundamental lesson of Scouting. And this extends beyond the members of our troops: we celebrate the achievement of adult leaders as well. We all strive to be better and we all work as hard as we can. The validation of the time invested is a powerful tool.
A by-product of receiving an award is the motivation to set even higher goals as a way to continue to be awarded for achievements. Recognition amongst your peers is a powerful motivator for everyone, not just the award recipient. Scouts push themselves and each other equally.
Scouts are never complacent. That’s even more true when there is the motivation for ongoing recognition. Perhaps it’s learning how to take on a larger leadership role, mentoring a fellow Scout or developing a risk-taking mindset that allows Scouts to better serve their communities in times of crisis. It can even be as simple as identifying and overcoming blockers an adult leader routinely faces. Scouts never settle.
Silver Beaver Award
To recognize registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.
Listed in the link below are the Silver Beaver recipients since the inception of the Montana Council in 1974. We are grateful for the contributions of these men and women and all the lives they have impacted.