• Blackland Prairie

Advancement and Recognition

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.

Eagle Board-of-Review

Blackland Prairie District Eagle Scout Board-of-Review (BoR)

To schedule your Eagle Board-of-Review, you must have completed the following:

  1. Your Eagle project and support documentation
  2. Received VERIFICATION of the Eagle Scout Rank Application form (#512728) - Check with your Unit's Advancement Coordinator on process or you may submit the Eagle Scout Rank Application directly to Kember Madsen at Circle Ten Council by emailing to KemberMadsen@scouting.org or hand delivery to Council office at 8605 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas. You should receive a response within ten (10) days.
  3. Print application verification email and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application.
  4. Submit the completed Eagle Scout Rank Application and all supporting documents (including verification letter) to Blackland Prairie District Advancement Chair/Committee no later than the 1st day  of the month.
  5. Follow up with email to the District Advancement Chair alerting them that you have submitted your complete Eagle Scout credentials package.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email with the date and time slot of your Eagle BoR.

Eagle Scout BoR for Blackland Prairie District are held on the third Thursday of most months at:

     Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
     11122 Midway Road
     Dallas, TX 75229

Use the Northaven Road parking lot and entrance on the east side of the church.

To help you with this process, Blackland Prairie has a checklist to ensure you have all the necessary supporting documentation. Please download the "Eagle Credentials Checklist".

  • You and your unit leadership should review all of the Eagle Scout candidate credentials
  • The checklist guides you and the unit’s leadership through a detailed review of the Eagle Scout Rank Application and supporting documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Inaccurate or incomplete documentation will likely delay your board of review and could potentially prevent you from attaining the Eagle Scout rank.
  • Please include the check-marked copy of the checklist in your Eagle Scout credentials package.


For clarification or more information, please contact:
Martin Meletio, Blackland Prairie Advancement Chair
Email:    animonious@sbcglobal.net
Phone:   214-577-7808

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is preferred the Scout be in full uniform for his Eagle Scout board of review. He should wear as much of it as he owns, and it should be as correct as possible, with the badges worn properly. Since the Order of the Arrow sash is worn only at OA events and when representing the OA; it is never worn over the belt or with a merit badge sash.  Wearing an OA sash at the Eagle Scout BoR is not appropriate.

Eagle BoR Etiquette:

  • Eagle candidates should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled board.
  • Troops must provide 2 to 3 members for the board, all at least 21 years old. They need not be on an advancement committee or registered with the Boy Scouts of America, but they must have an understanding of the purpose and importance of the review.  Guide to Advancement, no. 8.0.3.0
  • Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters may not serve on a Board of Review for a scout in their own unit.
  • Parents or guardians may not serve on a board for their own son.
  • Board members should arrive 30 minutes early to review the applicant’s materials.


The following files can be downloaded by clicking on them below and will prove helpful:

Blackland Prairie LTE Process Flowchart Blackland Prairie

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 512-927

Eagle Scout Rank Application, No. 512-728

Eagle Palm Application, No. 512-728    

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