Silver World Award

Silver World Award

Infobox Awards |box_width=19em
title =Distinguished Service Awards
award1=Silver Buffalo Award
award2=Silver Antelope Award
award3=Silver Beaver Award
award4=Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
The Silver World Award is a distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It is presented for noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth on an international basis. Recipients must be a citizen of a country with a Scouting program that is a member of the World Scout Conference. Members of the BSA are not eligible for this award.


The award consists of a silver medallion enameled in blue with meridian lines, stars and the universal emblem of the BSA suspended from a red and white striped ribbon worn around the neck. The medallion represents the global scope of the award. Recipients may wear the corresponding square knot, with a design that reflects the award. [cite web |url= |title=Distinguished Service Awards |accessdate=2007-07-23 |publisher=Boy Scouts of America |archivearchive]


The Silver World Award was created in 1971 and originally was presented to those who provided international service to the Scouting programs of the BSA, but were not registered members of the BSA. [cite web |url= |title=Illustrated History of BSA Square Knot Evolution and Private Issues |accessdate=2007-08-02 |work=SageVenture |archivearchive]

Nominations were to be approved by the Chief Scout Executive, the national president, the international commissioner or the national commissioner, all of who had the authority to present to any persons they might choose. In 1994, the Executive Board realized that about half of the awards presented had been awarded to registered members of the BSA, and the authority to present the award outside the criteria was rescinded.


*1984; Archbishop Iakovos of America; Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America [cite web |url= |title=Archbishop Iakovos |date=2008 |publisher=Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America |accessdate=2008-07-09]
*1999; Klaus Johann Jacobs; Zurich, Switzerland [cite journal |last=Halter |first=Jon C. |title=Strong Values, Strong Leaders |journal=Scouting |issue=September 1999|url= |accessdate=2007-07-30]
*2003; Jørgen G. Rasmussen; Lenzburg, Switzerland [cite journal |last=Halter |first=Jon C. |title=Meeting In Philadelphia |journal=Scouting |issue=September 2003 |url= |accessdate=2007-07-30]
*2004; John A. Gemmill; Vancouver, British Columbia [cite journal |last=Halter |first=Jon C. |title=Spotlight on Service and Growth |journal=Scouting |issue=September 2004 |url= |accessdate=2007-07-30]
*2004; Howard E. Kilroy; Dublin, Ireland
*2008; John Geoghegan; Gex, France [cite journal |last=Daniels |first=Scott |title=A Salute To Our Volunteers |journal=Scouting |publisher=Boy Scouts of America |issue=September 2008 |url= |accessdate=2008-09-10]


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