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MAC Scholarship Program

The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council offers scholarship opportunities for Scouts. Scholarships include:
  • "Robert Mueller Memorial" Eagle Scout Scholarships
  • Gardner Foundation Camp Scholarship
  • NBZ Scholarship
  • Rev. John P. Schlegel Creighton Eagle Scout Scholarship
  • Charles W. Sigerson, Jr. Eagle Scout Scholarship
    Application Deadline – Due in Council office by 5pm on Monday, June 30, 2014 | Nomination Form
  • Totin' Chip
    Totin' ChipThis certification grants a Scout the right to carry and use woods tools. There is a wallet card and patch available.  Read More
    NOVA Award

    In 2010, Exxon Mobil donated $3 million to the Boy Scouts of America to create a STEM initiative. The BSA has created the Nova Awards program. The Nova Awards are designed to enhance interest in the STEM fields while making it fun for youth to learn. The series of Nova Awards integrates many existing advancements from Scouting. The Supernova Awards challenge Scouting youth who have a greater interest in the STEM fields to experiment, understand the outcomes of these experiments, and present their findings to their Supernova mentor. These awards can earned by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

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    Paul Bunyan Woodsman
    Paul Bunyan WoodsmanA Scout that has earned his Totin' Chip can demonstrate advanced woodsman skills by teaching Totin' Chip skills to other scouts and completing a woodsman work project.  Read More
    Firem'n Chit
    Firem'n Chit AwardThis certification grants a Scout the right to carry matches and build campfires. There is a wallet card and patch available.  Read More

    National Outdoor Award patchNational Outdoor Badges
    The National Outdoor Badge (No. 430-509) recognizes Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts who have exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities. The award consists of five areas of emphasis (Riding, Hiking, Camping, Aquatics, and Adventure) with rigorous requirements to earn each segment.
    National Outdoor Badge application  | Read more

    National Medal for Outdoor Achievement
    The National Medal for Outdoor Achievement is the highest recognition that a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout can earn for exemplary achievement, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor. National Medal for Outdoor Achievement Award application 

    William T. Hornaday Awards
    William T. Hornaday AwardThink of It as an Olympic Medal Bestowed by the Earth
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    Historic Trails Award
    Historic Trails AwardLove of America and devotion to our country depend upon a thorough appreciation of the ideals, principles, and traditions that have made our country strong. Historic Trails Award requirements emphasize cooperation between historic societies and Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing units. Application Form  | Read more
    50-Miler Award
    Historic Trails AwardThe primary objective of this program is to stimulate Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturer interest in the ideals of the movement and to promote activity that will result in personal fitness, self-reliance, knowledge of wood lore, and a practical understanding of conservation. Application Form 
    The BSA Ready & Prepared Award
    BSA Ready and PreparedThe BSA Ready & Prepared Award was developed to encourage and reward Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews that incorporate safe practices while enjoying challenging activities. Application form  | Read More
    BSA Physical Fitness Award
    BSA Physical Fitness AwardThe BSA Physical Fitness Award is a national program of emphasis designed to heighten fitness awareness and to help change the lifestyles of American youth and adults regarding exercise and a healthy diet to improve the quality of their lives. Award application  | Read more
    Leave No Trace Awareness Award
    Leave No TraceInstilling values in young people and preparing them to make ethical choices throughout their lifetime is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Leave No Trace helps reinforce that mission, and reminds us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations. The Leave No Trace Awareness Award is awarded to Scouts and leaders. Award packet  | Read more
    Emergency Preparedness BSA Award
    Emergency Preparedness BSAIt is a challenge to be prepared for emergencies in our world of man-made and natural phenomena. The Emergency Preparedness BSA program is planned to inspire the desire and foster the skills to meet this challenge in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation. Award application  | Read more
    Mile Swim BSA
    Mile Swim BSAThe Mile Swim BSA Award is offered by many Boy Scout Summer Camps as a part of their aquatics program. The patch is not worn on the uniform. It is an aquatic insignia and can be worn on swim trunks. It can also be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.  Read More
    Snorkeling BSA
    Snorkeling BSAThe Snorkeling BSA award introduce Scout-age children and adult leaders to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with snorkeling; encourage the development of aquatics skills that promote fitness and recreation; and provide a foundation for those who later will participate in more advanced underwater activity. Award application  | Read More
    Scuba BSA
    Scuba BSAScuba BSA introduces qualified Boy Scout, Venturing, and registered adult participants to the special skills, equipment, and safety precautions associated with scuba diving, encourages aquatics activities that promote fitness and recreation, and provides a foundation for those who later will participate in more advanced underwater activity. Award application  | Read More
    Kayaking BSA
    Kayaking BSAKayaking BSA provides an introduction to kayaking skills and safety procedures and serves as a program opportunity for Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing units in camp or out. Mastery of Kayaking BSA skills is a first critical step towards satisfying Safety Afloat guidelines for safe kayak excursions. Read More
    Boardsailing BSA
    Boardsailing BSAThe BSA Boardsailing award has been developed to introduce Scouts to basic boardsailing skills, equipment, and safety precautions; to encourage the development of skills that promote fitness and safe aquatic recreation; and to lay a skill and knowledge foundation for those who will later participate in more advanced and demanding activities on the water. Boardsailing BSA is well suited as a program feature for older Scouts at summer camp.  Read More
    District Committee Awards
    The files below contain updated requirements for the Scouter's Key for District Committee Members and new requirements for the Scouter's Training Award for District Committee Members.
    District Committee Key 
    District Committee Scouter's Training Award 
    Etz Chaim Award
    The Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) Award is designed for Boy Scouts ages 14 to 17 and Venturers ages 14 to 20. The purpose of the award is to encourage the young adult to explore adult Jewish roles in the context of family, community, and Jewish people. Award application  | Read more
    Religious Emblems
    To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs. Duty to God Packet 
    Council and District Level Awards
    Visit the Mid-America Council Awards section to learn more about council and district level awards such as the Silver Beaver Award, Award of Merit, the National Court of Honor Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards and many more.

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