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Adult Recognition

Recognize Adults in Your Unit

There are a number of awards in Scouting that recognize adults who make contributions to Scouting. Please nominate adult volunteers in your unit to recognize those deserving leaders. Your volunteers work hard to provide our youth a great and educational program. Recognize their efforts and sacrifices with the public recognition of a Scouting award.

Awards will be made at the Annual District Recognition Banquet on Sunday, January 20, 2018.

Spirit of Blackland Prairie Award (S.B.P.)

This award recognizes individuals in units who have performed extraordinary service to their units. Every Unit receives 2 nominations, units that have 50-99 youth members are entitled to an additional nomination, and Units with 100 or more youth members are allowed a total of 4 nominations.

The S.B.P. Award should be presented to someone within your own unit who has given their time to help provide a quality program for the youth within your Scouting unit. There is no tenure requirement for this award, but your unit committee MUST approve and submit it. Deadline for submission: 12/31/17.

Please download the fill-able PDF form, complete and email to the District Dinner Awards Chair Here

The David F. Webb Leadership Award

This award is given to two adults within the District that exemplify the ideals of Baden Powell's TRAINED LEADER. This includes a scouter who is passionate about TRAINING and encourages others in Unit to get trained, a scouter who takes training beyond his/her positions require, or a scouter who is a TRAINER and lives, breathes, and talks training. Please consider nominating the adult in your Unit that might fit any of these descriptions. Complete PDF form (below) and email to District Awards Chair Here.

The District Award of Merit

This award is available to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the District Level. Presented to registered adult volunteers by Districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is, as a national award, presented by councils; it is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. Submission deadline: 12/30/2017. Please download the fill-able PDF and when completed (the more information the better!) email to District Awards Chair Here.

The PHIL JOHN SERVICE Award

This award recognizes the scouter in your Unit that has served well over after his/her son has aged-out or eagled-out. You know the one - might be an Eagle Mentor or Merit Badge Counselor or serves in some other capacity for over five years (they don't have to have gray hair). This would be considered as the District Award of Merit (DoM) at the UNIT LEVEL. Only one award presented at the annual District Awards and Eagle Recognition Banquet. Please download the fill-able PDF, complete, save, then email to the District Awards Chair Here.

The Silver Beaver Award

This is a National Scouting Award presented by the local council to adult volunteers who have made significant contributions to the scouting movement over a number of years. Anyone can nominate a person for this award, but the nominations must be approved by the local council and the National Scouting Office. Due Sept 1, 2017.
Award is presented at Council's Annual Awards Dinner in spring 2018. Download fill-able PDF form, complete (incomplete forms will not be considered by Council) and email to the District Awards Chair Here.

Questions about Scouter awards, please contact Activity Chair, Theresa Kaualoku Here.

Welcome To Blackland Prairie

Blackland Prairie (BP) District Serving North and Far North Dallas

Who We Are:

Blackland Prairie District serves Scouting youth in Packs, Troops, Crews, and Explorers that attend private, parochial and public schools (DISD) in North Dallas/Far North Dallas. Our geographical boundaries include the area north of Northwest Hwy up to South Carrollton/Addison east to Central Expressway (Hwy 75) then west to I-35 excluding Richardson. We serve a diverse community and welcome your participation!

At the District level, Blackland Prairie is a group of devoted scouters that believe in the scouting program and its outcomes. We welcome your input, feedback and comments on how we can improve our programs, get the word out to our youth and adult participants. Click here for current leadership.

What We Do:

Blackland Prairie is known for our over-the-top events like Cub-A-Palooza, Webelos in the Woods, District Dinner, Camporee, and Twilight Camp; Merit Badge Clinics, youth training classes, youth advancement and growing Order of the Arrow Chapter, Makade Aki. The district relies on older scouts, Arrowmen and adult volunteers to provide our fun, unique programs. Our goal is to provide age appropriate, creative events in which our scouts can be a part of a larger community than their own unit. For upcoming activities, click here.

Here's What's Happening in our District:

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