Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented by the National Council for distinguished service to young people within a local council. More than 50,000 recognitions have been conferred to date. The awards are bestowed at the annual Council Recognition Dinner. Awarded to registered members of BSA, Silver Beaver Awards are presented to Scouters on the basis of the number of units within a council.
Between 1971 and 1974, women Cub Scouters of merit were recognized with the award of the Silver Fawn. After 1974, they joined their male counterparts with the award of the Silver Beaver. Click here to learn more about the Silver Fawn Award.