Advancement & Awards


The Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors an annual Scout of the Year program for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display outstanding citizenship, patriotism, and love of country.  College scholarships of up to $5,000 are available through a selection process starting at the local VFW District level.  Scouts must be registered and active, be at least 15 years of age and be enrolled in high school at the  time of selection.  The Scout also must have received either the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award, or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Deadline to submit the VFW Scouting Scholarship form to your local Post is March 1st.

More information about the award and process are available through the VFW website at: and through the VFFW Scouting Team Chairman of VFW District 10, Roy Thomas at 925-759-6613,



The most rare and highest conservation award in Boy Scout of America. This award can be earned by Boy, Venture, and Cub Scout Units, Boy Scouts, Venture Crew Members, and be used for the Eagle Scout and Woodbadge projects.

The aim of Boy Scouts of America, since 1910, is for Scouts and Scouters to be environmental stewards and lead environmental and conservation projects in their communities. This award requires the project to include a naturalists or conservationists to identify and find a continuing solution to the projects issue. The William T. Hornaday projects are not one and done projects. Every Scout or Scouter can achieve this award it just take the willingness to do it.

Email us today if you are interested in earning this historical award.

National information on the William T. Hornaday Awards (Linked)

Local information on the William T. Hornaday Award (Linked)



x-office-spreadsheet Sliver Beaver Recipients 2014