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Adult Awards - Nominate Your Unit Leaders!

Northern Lights Award

The Northern Lights Award recognizes outstanding adult volunteers from each unit in the district.  There is no set criteria upon which this award is based.  Each unit is responsible for selecting their Northern Lights Award recipients based on their own selection criteria and procedures.

The Northern Lights Award is presented at the annual North Star District Dinner.  Units should make every effort to ensure that their recipients are present at the dinner to receive the award.

Units with fewer than 70 registered youth members may select one (1) individual to receive the Northern Lights Award. Units with 70 or more registered youth members may select up to two (2) Northern Lights Award recipients. (Please use a separate form for each nominee.)

Selections must be submitted by Thursday, January 10, 2018.

Northern Lights Award Selection Form - updated  11/07/2018

Akela Award

The Akela Award recognizes outstanding contributions and service by adult volunteers to the Cub Scouting program in the North Star District. The criteria for this award includes demonstrating the highest levels of leadership and service, completion of appropriate training, commitment to the Cub Scouting program beyond the unit level, and tenure. Recipients are leaders who have given substantially of their time and talent well beyond what is customary for a Cub Scout leader.

The Akela is presented at the annual North Star District Dinner. Units should make every effort to ensure that their nominees are present at the dinner.

The number of Akela Awards presented each year is limited. The number of individuals nominated usually exceeds the number of awards presented and nomination does not guarantee an individual will be selected to receive theaward.

Nominations must be submitted to the District by Monday, December 31, 2018.

Akela Award Nomination Form - updated 11/07/2018
List of Akela Award Recipients

Polaris Award

The Polaris North Star District. The criteria for this award includes demonstrating the highest levels of leadership and service, Scout Spirit, completion of appropriate training, commitment to the Boy Scouting program beyond the unit level, and tenure. Recipients are leaders who have given substantially of their time and talent well beyond what is customary for a Boy Scout leader.

The Polaris is awarded at the annual North Star District Dinner. Units should make every effort to ensure that their nominees are present at the dinner.

The number of Polaris Awards presented each year is limited. The number of individuals nominated usually exceeds the number of awards presented and nomination does not guarantee an individual will be selected to receive the award.

Nominations must be submitted to the District by Monday, December 31, 2018.

Polaris Award Nomination Form - updated 11/07/2018
List of Polaris Award Recipients

Nickie Lac Memorial

The Nickie Rorth Lac Memorial Scouter Spirit Award is intended to recognize one member in North Star District that personifies many of the attributes demonstrated by Nicki during her time of service.  Some of those attributes include passion for life and Scouting, enthusiasm to be involved, willingness to volunteer, willingness to help train others, and a willingness to go above and beyond what is expected for a given role.  The award committee will accept nominations as is done for the other district level awards.  

Nominations must be submitted to the District by Monday, December 31, 2018.

Nickie Lac Memorial Award Nomination Form - updated 11/07/2018

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is awarded to outstanding leaders who render significant service to the district, often at the district committee level.  A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside of Scouting, or both.  Consideration is given to the nominee's position, training, tenure, and impact on the youth of the district as well as his or her accomplishments outside of Scouting.  The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district and douncil are also considerations.  The award is similar to the Awards of Merit available to unit leaders but recognizes service at the district level.

The number of awards that may be presented is limited by BSA policy and nomination does not guarantee an individual will be selected to receive the award.  The award is presented annually at the North Star District Dinner.  The award consists of an engraved plaque and a distinctive knot worn on the uniform.

Nominations must be submitted to the District by Monday, December 31, 2018.

District Award of Merit Nomination Form - updated 11/07/2018
List of District Award of Merit Recipients