District Dinner and Awards
A time to celebrate the many adult volunteers that keep our district successful. Join us to recognize our outstanding adults, enjoy a delicious dinner, and visit with fellow scouters.
When and Where?
May 13, 2021 (in place of roundtable)
Boone County Fairgrounds
(in Witham Hall)
1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052
6:00 PM - Doors open
6:45 PM - Kick off and start of dinner
Award Descriptions & Requirements
All Award Nominees (except Scouting Partner of the Year) must meet the following requirements:
- Be registered in the award position with a Hou Koda or Sugar Creek unit in 2020
- Be currently (2021) registered as a scouter
- Be position specific trained for the award position
- Be current in YPT
District Award of Merit
This award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding at the district level. It is the highest honor that the district may bestow on a Scouter. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.
- Render Outstanding Service to our scouting district(s)
Silver and Golden Feather Awards
This award recognizes Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature to the Scouts of Hou Koda through the Cub Scout (Golden) or Boy Scout/Venturing Scout (Silver) program.
- Render Outstanding Service to their unit
A total of up to 3 Golden Eagle Feather awards will be given each year for outstanding service to Cub Scouts.
A total of up to 3 Silver Eagle Feathers awards will be given each year for outstanding service to Boy and Venturing Scouts.
These awards recognize Scouters in specific leadership positions for their dedication to the Scouting program last calendar year.
- Render Outstanding Service is the Award Position for a unit last calendar year.
Only one of each of the following will be awarded:
- Scoutmaster of Year
- Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year
- Cubmaster of the Year
- Assistant Cubmaster of the Year
- Webelo Leader of the Year
- Den Leader of the Year
- Venturing Advisor of the Year
- Cub Committee member of the Year (Cub Units)
- Scout Committee Member of the Year (Scout/Venturing Units)
Couples in Scouting
This award recognizes one outstanding married couple for their dedication to Scouts in the Scouting Program. This couple must have provided the best possible program for the scouts in their unit(s) and/or the Hou Koda District.
- Render Outstanding Service as a couple in our district (in a unit or in district leadership)
- Be currently registered scouter
- Be current in Youth Protection Training
- have completed position specific training (each)
Only 1 Couples in Scouting award will be given each year.
Scouting Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a non-registered person or organization who supports the Scouting Program with their time, talents or financial resources. Charter Organizations are not eligible for this award.
Only 1 Scouting Partner of the Year award will be given each year.
Charter Organization of the Year
This award recognizes a charter organization who supports the Scouting Program with their time, talents or financial resources.
Only 1 Charter Organization of the Year award will be given each year.
Eagle Scout Service Award
This award recognizes an Eagle Scout age 18 through 25 who are not just registered with a Unit, but whom are active on a regular basis leading their Units with noteworthy service. Not often do Eagle Scouts continue on with Scouting after high school. College, employment, and other interests soon take up their time. Fortunately however, some do have that desire to continue on as an Adult Scout Leader. It’s a magical force that compels them to follow the Eagle Scout Charge – “to give back to Scouting what Scouting gave to them”. Any information submitted for this candidate must be after the person has turned 18. The selection committee will use no information prior to his 18th birthday.
- Be between 18 and 25 years old in last calendar year
- Earned the Rank of Eagle
Hou Koda Guiding Light
Every pack, troop, team, and crew can choose one volunteer that most exemplifies Scouting spirit in their actions and in their commitment to Scouting. Each unit determines their own guidelines for their unit. Please only submit one per unit.