Tall Timbers Recognition Dinner

February 1, 2020  |  6:00 pm

Sts. Simon And Jude Catholic Parish
26777 Glen Loch Dr. 
Spring, TX 77381

The Recognition Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. Tall Timbers District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized.  All volunteers in Tall Timbers District are invited. 

Table Decorating Contest: Buy a table for your unit, and decorate it using the 2020 day camp theme Space Odyssey (no candles or flames). Tables will be voted on and the best decorated will get a prize! There will be prizes given throughout the night!

Map to Dinner Location

Registration

The registration fee is $15 per person. Tables of eight can be purchased for $100. Pay online with credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.

Late registration begins 2/28/20 and food is not guaranteed. Onsite registration is $25 if seats are available.

Registration opens in November.

District Award Nominations

Due by December Roundtable

Do you know a Scouter who has provided outstanding service to the Scouting program? Then nominate them for a district award. Think of all the good work you've seen in our district during the past year and who needs to be recognized for it. This might be a leader in a unit, a district event chair, or a fellow commissioner.

District award nominations may be turned in at roundtable, or emailed or mailed to Diane Cannon (19 Robin Run Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381).

General Nomination Instructions
  • Any member of Tall Timbers District may submit nominations for the below awards.
  • Nominees must be registered in Tall Timbers District, unless otherwise noted.
  • Additional information may be attached.

Nomination Form    Tall Timbers Award History     George Strake Award History

District Awards

  • District Award of Merit: Council award presented for continuous service to the Scouting program at the district level. Number presented is determined per guidelines in BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures Guidebook. The recognition is the District Award of Merit overhand knot and plaque. The nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth and should have contributed to some type of service to youth outside of Scouting.
  • Pine Cone Award: Presented to outstanding volunteers who have supported Tall Timbers District above and beyond the call of duty. The recognition will be a gold pine cone dangle hanging from a green ribbon and a certificate. The nominee must have leadership or service at the district level.
  • Outstanding Scout Leader Award: Presented for outstanding unit service – which would include any registered leader of a pack, troop, crew, or ship. The award may be presented to several unit leaders as determined by the District Awards Selection Committee. The recognition will be a plaque. The nominee should have completed basic training, earned the training knot for their registered position and led the unit in achieving the Journey to Excellence Award.
  • James V. Walker Outstanding Scout Award: Presented to an outstanding youth in Tall Timbers District who has performed above and beyond the call of duty in service to Scouting, community, church, and the district. The recognition will be a gold pine cone hanging from a red, white and blue ribbon. NOTE: The unit leader and the committee chairperson must endorse the nomination. The nominee should have participation in district and council events and camps and community service outside of Scouting.
  • Family of the Year Award: Presented to a family that is committed to supporting Tall Timbers District and the Scouting program. The recognition is an award selected by the district committee.
  • Patricia Gibson Brown Distinguished Service Award: Presented to a Scouter of Tall Timbers District for extended service and tenure to Scouting and whose long-term efforts and contributions reflect the Spirit of Scouting at its best. The recognition is a special award and a gold pine cone hanging from a purple ribbon.
  • Spirit of Scouting Award: Presented to an individual or group who has shown extraordinary Scouting Spirit through ongoing efforts or on a specific project. The person or group nominated need not be a registered Scouter. The recognition is an award selected by the district committee.
  • Chartered Partner of the Year Award: Presented to chartered partners that have demonstrated excellence in relationships. The award may be presented to several chartered partners as determined by the District Awards Selection Committee. The recognition will be a plaque. The chartered partner should demonstrate outstanding or distinctive relationships beyond the normal expectation, provides noteworthy service to youth, contributing to increased youth participation and select and recruit quality unit leadership.

Additional Adult Awards: Council and National Awards

  • Silver Beaver Award The Silver Beaver Award is a national award presented by the council. It is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. Nominations are due by May 1. The District Recognition Chair is available to assist Scouters in preparing nominations.
  • Unit Leader Award of Merit Recognizes Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, and Skippers who provide a quality program to youth. Nominations accepted at any time.
  • Venturing Leadership Award – Recognizes Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code. Nominations are due by June 15.
  • William T. Hornaday Gold Badge – Recognizes adult volunteers for influence on youth and educational programs, with an emphasis on sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental improvement during a period of at least three years.
  • SHAC Conservation Award Recognizes youth for completing a Hornaday qualifying conservation project, and adult volunteers for involvement in teaching the value of natural systems and wise resource management.
  • William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award Presented to recognize volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. The recognition is a knot and a certificate.
  • Training Awards (click the link, then scroll down to training awards at the bottom) - Recognizes unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below. The recognition is a knot and a certificate.
  • Awards Central - the Boy Scouts of America’s repository for information about official awards and recognitions.

Scouting Resume

Scouters are encouraged to complete a Scouting resume. This is not a time to be humble! Let us know all the good things that you have done and are doing both within and outside of Scouting. This information becomes particularly important when nominating someone for council awards. Then, encourage those who have worked on your team during the year to serve complete a resume. If you have completed a resume in the past, but it's been more than two years, send an email to Diane Cannon and she will send you a copy for use in updating.

     Scouting Resume (Word)          Scouting Resume (.pdf)

Contacts

For questions about district award nominations, contact Diane Cannon (281-363-1961).

For questions about the dinner, contact the Recognition Dinner chair or district activities chair.