Torch of Gold Award

Hi Algonquin Unit Leaders, Please review the guidelines below and if you know of a leader who meets the guidelines I encourage you to complete the nominating form attached and send it to the Special Needs Committee email address. The deadline for nominations is March 15th.

Yours in Scouting,

Kristine Kingsley-Mulder and Steven Owen
Co-Chairs GHV Special Needs Committee


The Torch of Gold is a council-level distinguished award of the Boy Scouts of America to recognize adults for exceptional service and leadership working with Scouts who have disabilities.


Each council may recognize one Scouter per year with the Torch of Gold Award.

Completed nomination form must be submitted to the council Special Needs or Disabilities Awareness committee, or its designee, according to council procedures and deadline.

The nominee shall:a. Be currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America.

b. Have a least three years of service in any Scouting leadership capacity related to Cub Scouts,Scouts BSA, Venturers and/or Sea Scouts with disabilities, including educating other Scoutersabout disabilities and working with youth who have disabilities.

c. Have completed all activities related to Scouts with disabilities on a strictly volunteer basis.

A Scouter may only receive this award once.

Presentation should be made at the council annual recognition dinner, district recognition dinner,or appropriate Scouting event.

The Scout Executive must approve the recipient.
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