Scout of the Year Program
Each year, beginning in 1985, we began recognizing the top three Scouts in our Troop The Scouts earn points throughout the year for participation in various activities and payment of dues. With an emphasis on "Character Counts" by the National Office, it was decided, in 2003, to add another element to determine the Scout of the Year.
1985 - David E. Sanders
After the last event for the year has been completed, a member of the Troop Committee will tally the points for each Scout. This data is gathered from two sources.
1) Records for dues, attendance and wearing of uniform are provided by the Troop Treasurer and Scribe.
2) The Troop Master application software is used to provide data for the remaining requirements.
A Troop Committee member will tally the points for all Scouts. The names of the top five Scouts are then presented to a three or more member sub-committee of the Troop Committee. The sub-committee will then decide which Scout of the top five best exemplifies true Scout-like Character and is worthy to be called the Scout of the Year for Troop 103.
Following evaluation by the sub-committee, a gold (1st) medal is awared to the top scout who best exemplify Scout-like Character.
The points awarded each activity are as follows:
| Troop meeting attendance
Wearing uniform at Troop meetings
Timely payment of dues
Participation in Troop activities
Participation in District activities
Participation in Council activities
Participation in National activities
Earning a Merit Badge
Achieving Rank Advancement
Earning a Religious Emblem
| 10 points per meeting
10 points per meeting
10 points per month
75 points per activity
150 points per activity
200 points per activity
250 points per activity
25 points per Badge
100 points per Rank
100 points per emblem
100 max points per year
The Eagle Award
A scout who achieves the rank of Eagle Scout has mastered requirements in the area of leadership, service and outdoor skills. Eagle Scout is a rare achievement at the national level where between 2 to 4 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve this rank. At Troop 103 the success rate of scouts achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is ten times greater than the national average. This is a reflection of the dedication and committment of the Troop leadership to the scouting program and the opportunities available to the scouts.
National Eagle Scout AssociationFounded in 1972, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) maintains contact with Eagle Scouts to sustain their interest in Scouting. Any Eagle Scout may join the association. Applications for membership in NESA are available through your local council, on the BSA Web page (www.scouting.org), or by contacting the Eagle Scout Service at the national office.
Eagles of Troop 103
Other Famous Eagle Scouts
Scout of the Year Program
Click here for information about the Scout of the Year Program and the recipients of this distinguished award.
- 3/26/2006 - Andy Groft - Outstanding Service as a Scoutmaster
- 1/20/2007 - Frank Sanders - Outstanding Service
- 1/26/2008 - Pete B. Slusser, Jr. - Outstanding Service
- 2/14/2008 - Richard C. Slusser - Outstanding Service
- 2/7/2010 - Earl H. Hertz - Lifetime of Service
- 2/6/2018 - John Helfrick - Outstanding Service
- 2/6/2008 - Paul Seymour - Outstanding Service
- 2/6/2018 - Alina Henninger - James B. Baker Award for Outstanding Service as an Assistant Scoutmaster
- 2/6/2018 - Paul Race - James B. Baker Award for Outstanding Service as an Assistant Scoutmaster
- 6/16/2018 - Richard Elliot Crouse - Lifetime of Service
- 6/16/2018 - William Klein, Jr. - Lifetime of Service
- 6/16/2018 - Kenneth Elliot Zinn - Lifetime of Service
- 6/16/2018 - Jeffery Rosenzweig - Outstanding Service
- 6/16/2018 - Earl Hertz - 54 years of Outstanding Service
Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. A recipient must be a registered adult member of the BSA. The awards are bestowed at appropriate local functions. Silver Beaver Awards are presented on the basis of the number of units in a council.
|The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.
The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present
all the awards to which it is entitled each year.
The award is available to Scouters who render exemplary service at the district level.
The following individuals have been honored at the Camp Tuckahoe Memorial Mall