Awards nominations are now open! Visit https://awards.orion-bsa.org to nominate someone.

Pyxis

This award recognizes a registered Scout in the Orion District that continues to serve the BSA program even though their own children are no longer in the Scouting program or who currently have no children in the program. As a registered adult with the BSA this nominee exemplifies Scouting’s ideals in their everyday life and who believes in the importance of the Scouting program. This nominee has demonstrated the highest levels of leadership and service to the scouting program. This nominee has completed training for their position in Scouting. One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientUnit
2021

Phoenix

This award is to recognize a registered adult scout in the Orion District who is a single parent and has rendered outstanding service “above and beyond” to youth in Scouting. This recognition appreciates the efforts of the single parent and all the demands put on them. They must be a registered Scout and a single parent during the entire time period they gave distinguished service to youth. This nominee has completed training for their position in Scouting. One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientUnit
2021

Ursa Minor

This award is to recognize a registered leader in a Cub Scout Pack in the Orion District. To be considered for this award, the registered Cub Scout Leader must show distinguished service to youth in a Pack “above and beyond” their registered unit position. This nominee must also through their outstanding contribution to their own Pack ensure a quality Cub Scout program for the Cub Scouts in their community. This nominee has completed training for their position in Scouting. One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientUnit
2021

Ursa Major

This award is to recognize distinguished service to youth in a Scouts BSA Troop, Venture Crew or Ship “above and beyond” their registered position in that Unit. This nominee must also through their outstanding contribution to their own Unit (Troop, Crew, or Ship) ensure a quality Scouting program for the Scouts in their community. This nominee has completed training for their position in Scouting. One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientUnit
2021

Sagittarius the Archer and Sagitta the Arrow

When both husband and wife in the same household are involved in Scouting and in addition to their family responsibilities go “above and beyond” in their service to youth in their scouting district and community are deserving of this recognition. The nominees (wife and husband) must both be registered Scouts within the Orion District who exemplifies Scouting’s ideals in their everyday life and who believes in the importance of the Scouting program. Cannot have the function of one without the other. They both have completed training for their position in Scouting. One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientsUnit
2021

Hercules

This award is given to recognize distinguished service by a registered adult scout of the Orion District whose efforts have benefited a large number of Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venture Scouts over time. This nominee has helped instill the Scouting values in the youth of the unit and have given substantially of their time and talent well beyond what is customary for a Scout Leader in their registered position, by demonstrating the highest levels of leadership and service. A nominee must be a registered Scout leader within the District. This nominee has completed training for their position in Scouting. One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientUnit
2021

Milky Way

This award recognizes everyone in a household is involved in Scouting, and devotes more than their 1 hour a week to the scouting community. The extra effort that a family put forth in addition to their family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized. This family is very active in the scouting community. Not only are the scouts (Cub, Troop, Crew, or Ship) very involved and set an example but their parents are an important part of the process as well. This family goes above and beyond by helping all scouts beyond their own. The family lives by the scout oath, law, and motto in all aspects of their life. “One award recommended (up to discretion of the awards committee may be 0-2).

YearRecipientUnit
2021

Orion’s Belt

This award recognizes a registered adult scouter in the Orion District serving in a unit or district capacity that exhibits outstanding service to youth in Scouting through a commitment to Scouting’s ideals and program. Who has selflessly given of their time, energy, and resources to help provide the youth in their unit and district with the best scouting program possible (consider the quiet, behind the scenes Scouter). Basic leadership training preferred. Nominated by Unit. Only one awarded to each unit.

YearRecipientUnit
2021

District Award of Merit

This award is presented to Scout leaders active in the District who have given distinguished service to youth in and out of Scouting. This is the highest award given to Scouters at the District level. The Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner as the Silver Beaver, a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scout Leaders who render service of an outstanding nature at the District level. A nominee must be a registered Scout leader within the District that renders service of an outstanding nature at the District level.

YearRecipientUnitDistrict
2021Orion
2020Pete RabnerTonkawa
2020Chris BlocherTroop 9168 / Crew 9168Tonkawa
2020Dr. Lynne CoxTroop 265 / Troop 2Topsanah
2020Jerry MistrotTroop 262Topsanah
2019Lewis Gonzalez, Jr.Troop 437Tonkawa
2019Joe MacyTroop 281Tonkawa
2019Bryan CorserTroop 1171Topsanah
2019Bruce WhiteTroop 265Topsanah
2018April BorgePack 62Tonkawa
2018Larry FleitmanTroop 437Tonkawa
2018Rudy KammanTroop 226Tonkawa
2018Lisa TittleTroop 280Topsanah
2018Steven KidwellTroop 265Topsanah
2017Jeff ThompsonTroop 9168Tonkawa
2017Sam FleitmanTonkawa
2017Jason KitchenTroop 9168Tonkawa
2017Rick WatsonTopsanah
2017Keith BarnesTopsanah
2016Scott MoffittTroop 437Tonkawa
2016Marty RiceTonkawa
2016Wayne HaythornTroop 114Tonkawa
2016Andy JamesTroop 265Topsanah
2016Dan RobinsonTroop 424 / Crew 424Topsanah
2015Cindy ThompsonTroop 226Tonkawa
2015Carole SteagallPack 262Topsanah
2015Jerry SimmonsTroop 280Topsanah
2014John PinchotTroop 1001Tonkawa
2014Greg CrowTonkawa
2014Bill GoughTroop 281Tonkawa
2014Jim MollTroop 709Topsanah
2014Traci PowellTroop 424Topsanah
2013John CuccaroTroop 437Tonkawa
2013Aaron KippTonkawa
2013Mark GmitroTopsanah
2013John DeBellevueTroop 1171Topsanah
2012Kevin HollensheadPack 3040Topsanah
2012Carey TurnerPack 1225 / Troop 256Topsanah
2011David GoodnightTroop 191Topsanah
2011Don WinnTroop 280Topsanah
2010Doris ProctorTroop 191Topsanah
2010Kenny RogersTroop 709Topsanah
2009Pete LeonardTonkawa
2009Sam WashburnTonkawa
2009Aaron GrahamTonkawa
2009Arturo CanizaresTopsanah
2009Norm CramerTopsanah
2008Mary Beth PinkertonTonkawa
2008Gary RiddingTonkawa
2008Gary UtrupTroop 9168Tonkawa
2008Craig TorrenceTopsanah
2008Wayne MortonTopsanah
2007Jan PaulsonTonkawa
2007Joe TaylorTonkawa
2007Jeremy StephensTonkawa
2007Mike OlsenTonkawa
2007Cindy PurvisTopsanah
2007Don PoerTopsanah
2006Ben StahmanTonkawa
2006Mark BrewnerTonkawa
2006Nancy BarnesTonkawa
2006Kevin NygaardTopsanah
2006Harry DinsmoreTopsanah
2005Deborah HamiltonTonkawa
2005Shawn GriffithTopsanah
2005Charles FiedlerTopsanah
2004Eric FosterTonkawa
2004Greg AndersonTroop 2Topsanah
2004Dan LemkeTroop 280Topsanah
2003Rusty CagelTonkawa
2000David AdamsTonkawa
1989Fran ZaccariaTrailblazer
?Bruce WebbTonkawa
?Elizabeth SteppTonkawa
?Charlie FairallPack 437 / Troop 437 / Crew 437Tonkawa
?Sam RathburnTonkawa
?Margaret PerryTroop 451Tonkawa
?Brenda-Lee HaugTonkawa
?John YantisTroop 123Tonkawa
?Greg AtwellTonkawa
?Toni AtwellTonkawa
A District Award of Merit may only ever be earned in one district. We recognize those members of our district who have earned this honor in another District.