Cherokee District Adult Leader Awards

In 2004 the Cherokee District implemented a set of awards designed to recognize various marks of excellence in Cherokee Scouters. These awards are presented annually at the Cherokee District Banquet. These awards have evolved over time and have been amended to better fit with the original intention of the awards. Please nominate the adult leaders in your unit that you feel should be recognized for the good work they are doing with your unit.

Description of Awards

Outstanding Leadership Award (OLA)

This award is intended to allow each unit to recognize that one leader that they think deserves special recognition for that year. Each Unit is allowed to select one adult leader who will receive this award at the District Adult Leader Banquet.  Please submit your unit’s recipient by completing an adult leader award nomination form and submitting it to the council office according to the directions shown on the form.  Only one submission will be permitted per unit for this award. Click here for the Adult Leader Nomination form

Pioneer Award

This award is intended as a way for the District to recognize those new leaders (with less than 2 years tenure) who have gone far and above the expectations for a new adult volunteer with their work at the unit level. Up to 4 of these awards may be presented in a given calendar year based on the nominations that the district recieves. If you have a new leader that has done a fantastic job for your pack, troop, crew, or post then please help us to recognize them by nominating them for the pioneer award. Click here for the Adult Leader Nomination form

Scouter of the Year Award

The Scouter of the Year Award is intended to recognize that one adult leader in the district who has exemplified the spirit of the adult volunteer in scouting. Who has selflessly given of their time, energy, and resources to help provide the boys (and girls) in the district and their unit with the best scouting program possible. In an effort to help the Boy Scouts of America achieve its mission of character development. All currently registered (at the time of nomination) members of the Northeast Georgia Council who are involved and working with the youth in the Cherokee District are eligible for nomination. Click here for the Adult Leader Nomination form

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is a council award available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at a district level. Click here for the District Award of Merit Nomination form.

Program Specific of the Year Award

These awards are intended to recognize those adult volunteers in our district and within a specific program or involvement level, such as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, or Commissioner Staff or District Committee Volunteers who have done an exceptional job serving in their specific position. Click here for the Adult Leader Nomination form

These awards include the program specific awards which include awards such as Den Leader of the Year, Scoutmaster of the Year, Tiger Leader of the Year, Crew Advisor of the year, etc.