Veteran Award for All scouts

> > > Triple Prizes < < < 

Veteran   Veteran Award   Scout Award

The BSA Veteran award recognizes individual members for tenure in Scouting. The recognition item is a lapel pin denoting the numbe of years of service. This pin is worn only on civilian clothing and not on the scout uniform.

The veteran award is an adult recognition only. However, tenure earned as a youth may be included in the total number of years registered.

Pins can be purchased at the local scout shop after confirmation is received from national records. Currently, 5-year to 90-year pins are available on

After five years of registered service in the Boy Scouts of America, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of "Veteran," provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scouting authorities in the community in which residing informed as to availability for service; and further, to be as active in the promotion of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Service in Scouting organizations other than the Boy Scouts of America does not count toward veteran recognition.
An individual must currently be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America in order to receive an award.
An adult designated veteran pays the regular registration fee if desiring to continue to retain active connection with the movement.
Scouters desiring recognition as veterans must have maintained an active registered relationship for the required number of years, paying the annual registration fee.
The records of the national office and local council shall determine eligibility.
The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition need not be continuous.

View application form
Did you try it and like it?             Or hate it?
Click a thumb to vote:              

 Nov 19, 2013 - Deb Z.
Regarding the Veteran Award, I thought I heard that it was a volunteer recognition.  I am confused by this line from the article above: "An individual must currently be a PAID registered member of the Boy Scouts of America in order to receive an award."

So, as a volunteer, am I ineligible for this award?
Nov 19, 2013 - Yukon Jack
@ Deb. You are eligible and it is a volunteer recognition. "Paid registered member" doesn't mean that you get paid, it means you paid your $15 (raises to $24 in 2014) annual fee for membership.

Follow Me, Boys

Recent Comments
Troy Schwable on Flag ceremony
BOB on Personal Fitness mb
Scouter Paul on Tiger Cubs
Scouter Paul on Arrow of Light
Monique on Arrow of Light
Dana Mann on Tiger Cubs
Kevin Gibson on Doughy post
Joe on Archery belt loop
Tasha on Archery belt loop
Scouter Paul on Whittlin Chip
More Comments...

Contest   -   Ask a Question   -   Add Content   -   scout software

This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
listeria testingscout software
Boy Scouts  
Boy Scout Trail
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
My Blog

Group Games
Merit Badges
SM Minutes
Pen Pals

Online Tests
Our Schedule
Our Progress


Shop 4 Stuff
Privacy Policy
ICRA labeled

Find more Scouting Resources at
This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Trail Home Bobcat Tiger Cub Scout Wolf Cub Scout Bear Cub Scout Webelos Boy Scout Tenderfoot Scout 2nd Class Scout 1st Class Scout Star Scout Life Scout Eagle Scout