Scouting Awards

scouting awards

Silver Beaver Class of 2017:

The Silver Beaver Committee of the Colonial Virginia Council is honored to announce that the following Scouters have been selected to be recognized with the Silver Beaver award:

--Sue Miller of Colonial Trail
--Dick Barnes of Monitor Merrimac
--John G. Knabe of Chesapeake Bay
--David Bland of Siouan Rivers
--Kurt Boucher of Chesapeake Bay
--Rick Daigneault of Colonial Trail
--Tommy Wilkinson of Monitor Merrimac

Congratulations, Dick!

God and Country Award
Boys and girls may participate in a four-to six-month program that leads to receiving the God and Country Award. This award is not a Scouting award. It is an award earned through the Church and can be conferred on either a Boy or a Girl Scout by his/her religious leader.

God and Country Series-God and Me
Purpose: Encourages children to become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of "God and Me" together.
Eligibility: Youths in first through third grade.
  • Designed to be completed in four to five sessions.
  • Youth completes sessions on:
  • God Created Me
  • Jesus Is God's Gift to Me
  • I Can Talk with God
  • Because God Cares for Me
  • I Can Care for Others
God and Country Series-God and Family
  • Purpose: Help youth understand the importance of family and God's role in a healthy family.
  • Eligibility: Youths in fourth and fifth grade
  • Requirements: Designed to be completed in six to seven sessions.
  • Sessions include:
  • We are God's Family
  • Family Heritage, Spiritual Heritage
  • Our Talents and Gifts Strengthen Our Families
  • In God's Family we're Loved No Matter What! Because we're Loved, we Follow Rules.
  • Being in God's Family Helps Us When Things Are Tough. In God's Family, we Share as a Response to God's Love.
God and Country Series-God and Church
  • Purpose: Gives youth an opportunity to understand the church's structure and objectives, and to participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.
  • Eligibility: Youths in sixth through eighth grade
  • Requirements: Designed to take three to five months to complete.
  • Sessions include:
  • Meeting Christ
  • Worshipping God
  • Witnessing and Ministering for Christ
  • Must complete a video or photo album to share what they learned.
God and Country Series-God and Life
  • Purpose: Teaches youth to study the lives of men and women in the Bible, discovering what their lives teach them about God, and challenging them to integrate the faith of those in the Bible into their daily lives.
  • Eligibility: Youths who are in ninth through twelfth grades and who do not necessarily have to belong to a Boy Scout troop.
  • Requirements: Completion of five sections including:
  • How God calls all kinds of people.
  • God doesn't expect us to do it on our own.
  • Each of us must make a personal response to the call of God.
  • God gives us strength to face adversities.
  • God can accomplish great things through those who are willing to do God's will.
God and Country Series-God and Service Award
Purpose: Acknowledge distinguished volunteer service by adults in ministry to young people by service through the church and the Boy/Girl Scouts of America.

Cross and Flame Award
Purpose: Recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the use and promotion of scouting programs for young people or who have served children and youth through the United Methodist Church.