The Earle J. Gluck Award
The Earle J. Gluck Award is sponsored by the Charlotte Kiwanis Club annually, in memory of an outstanding Kiwanian and Scout trainer, to recognize exceptional service in adult leader training within Mecklenburg County Council. The Council’s Training Committee nominates up to seven recipients per year.
Journey to Excellence Award
“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units and districts. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Criteria includes: financial needs, grow district membership, increase performance in three mainstays of Scouting: camping, advancement, and community service effort. To annually visit head of chartered organizations of Scouting, regular unit visits and development of district leadership and governance.
The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award
The Distinguished Commissioner Service Award is the highest recognition that can be given to a commissioner who has consistently engaged in distinguished and exceptional commissioner service resulting in significant, positive impact to youth, units, and a district and/or council.
Order of the Arrow Founder’s Award
The Founders Award recognizes Arrowmen who have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she personifies the spirit of selfless service as advocated by founder E. Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edison.
The William H. Spurgeon III Award
The William H. Spurgeon III Award is the highest recognition for individuals and organizations contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program. The award is designed for council use to recognize individuals or organizations contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program. The award is also presented regionally and nationally.
The Whitney M. Young Service Award
The purpose of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual and/or organization by demonstrated involvement in Mr. Young’s dream of justice and equality for all in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for low-income, urban and rural youth by the Boy Scouts of America.
The ¡Scouting...Vale la Pena! Service Award
The ¡Scouting...Vale la Pena! Service Award recognizes outstanding service by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for Hispanic/Latino youth.
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Cancellation of the 2021 Council Recognition Banquet
This decision has been a difficult one to make as recognizing our new class of Sliver Beavers and our adult volunteers has always been the primary focus for holding the Annual Council Recognition Banquet. However, after consulting with Scout Executive Mark Turner and Council VP for Program Mack Patterson, we have made the decision that a formal Recognition Banquet event cannot be held in 2021 with the uncertainty that Covid-19 has brought to large group gatherings.
With that said, the Council still wants to recognize its incredible volunteers and will do so in the following way this year.
A 2021 Banquet Program to formally recognize the Class of 2020 Silver Beavers and all the other award recipients will be produced and available for distribution by April 30, 2021.
Certificates of recognition for the following awards: The Earl J Gluck Training Award, Distinguished Commissioner Award, Venturing Leadership Award, William H Spurgeon Award, Whiten M Young Award and The Scouting . . . Val La Pena Service Award would be produced and available for distribution by April 30, 2021. The banquet committee has suggested that smaller events or outdoor gatherings be used as possible ways to recognize our adult leaders for their contributions to Scouting here in Mecklenburg County Council during 2020.
Award Recipients will be notified of how their award will be distributed. Again, we are disappointed that we are unable to gather as a council this year to recognize the outstanding leadership and dedication of our Council Volunteers. We thank each of you for all your dedication to Scouting during this unprecedented time.
Yours in Scouting,
Jennifer Clutter & John Mahaffey
The Boy Scouts of America is deeply indebted to the thousands of volunteers who give so unselfishly of their time, talent and resources, that Scouting ideals may be a part of our youth. These recognitions, while presented in limited number, are intended to more broadly recognize the achievements of all volunteers.