Silver Antelope Award

Silver Antelope Award

Infobox Awards |box_width= 19em
title = Distinguished Service Awards
award1 = Silver Buffalo Award
award2 = Silver Beaver Award
award3 = Silver World Award
award4 = Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
The Silver Antelope Award is the regional-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America and recognizes outstanding service to young people within one of the four regions of the BSA. The award is made by the National Court of Honor and the recipient must be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.

Award

The award consists of a silver antelope suspended from a white and yellow ribbon worn around the neck. Recipients may wear the corresponding square knot, with a white strand over a yellow strand, on the BSA uniform. [cite web |url=http://www.scouting.org/Media/FactSheets/02-513.aspx |title=Distinguished Service Awards |accessdate=2007-07-23 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |format= |work= |publisher=Boy Scouts of America |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]

History

The award was created in 1942 and first issued in 1943. A yellow-white-yellow ribbon bar was used for informal uniform wear until 1946, when ribbon bars were replaced by the current knot insignia. [cite web |url=http://www.sageventure.com/history/knothist/IllustratedHistoryofKnotEvolutionPart1.pdf |title=Illustrated History of BSA Square Knot Evolution and Private Issues |accessdate=2007-08-02 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |format= |work=SageVenture |publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]

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