Special Needs Awards 

10.2.4.0 Awards for Outstanding Service Benefiting Special Needs Members

10.2.4.1 Woods Services Award

This annual award has been established to recognize volunteers who have performed exceptional service and leadership in the field of Scouts with disabilities. Nominations must be submitted by December 31. The council nomination form for the Woods Services Award can be found athttp://www.scouting.org/Awards_Central/WoodServices.aspxExternal Link.

One person is selected each spring for national recognition. He or she must be currently registered and have three or more years of volunteer service in any capacity related to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers with disabilities.

10.2.4.2 Torch of Gold Certificate

 

The Torch of Gold certificate, No. 33733, awarded by local councils, provides recognition to individuals who, over an extended period of time, have provided exceptional service to Scouting youth with special needs and disabilities. National approval is not involved.