The Veteran Award is an adult recognition to recognize BSA individual members for tenure in Scouting. However, tenure as a youth in a Boy Scout, Venture Crew, Varsity Team and/or Exploring Post can be included in the total number of years registered.
After 5 years of registered service in the BSA, an adult may, upon application, receive the designation of “Veteran” provided the person agrees to live up to the Scouting obligations; to keep local Scouting authorities in the community in which residing informed as to availability of service; and further to be as active in the promotion of the cause of Scouting as circumstances and conditions permit. Service in Scouting organizations other than the BSA does not count toward veteran recognition. An individual must currently be a registered member of the BSA to receive the award.
Scouters desiring recognition as 5-80-year veterans (with intervals of 5 years) must have maintained an active registered relationship for the required number of years, paying the annual registration fee. The records of the national office and local council shall determine eligibility. The periods of service claimed for veteran recognition need not be continuous.
Who Can Earn This Award? Earned by all registered members.