This Award is meant for Boy Scouts.
|The Young American award is given to young adults between the ages of 19 and 25 who have achieved excellence in the fields of art, athletics, business, community service, education, government, humanities, literature, music, religion, or science and have been involved in service to their community, state, or country that adds to the quality of life.|
- Have reached the age of 19, but will not be 26 years of age by June 1.
- Have achieved exceptional excellence in one or more of the fields of art, athletics, business, community service, education, government, humanities, literature, music, religion, or science.
- Have been involved in service in their community, state, or country that adds to the quality of life.
- Has maintained an above-average scholastic grade point average. (Provide a copy of current school transcript with application.)
- Must provide with the application at least three letters of recommendation from your troop, crew, school, employer, civic, or community leaders.
Read selection procedure details at BSA Web Page
or download Application Form
Apr 26, 2013 - Dad514
How do you qualify for this Boy Scout award if the first requirement is one has to be at least 19 years old?
Apr 27, 2013 - Yukon Jack
A few things about this award. It used to be DoJ until the early 1970s when they transferred it to the BSA. The National YAA was awarded a total of 188 times thru 2009 before it was discontinued. The Council YAA is still awarded by some councils, but others have stopped presenting it. The Council YAA does not have a quota so it can be earned by as many, or as few, as qualify. It used to be for ages 15-25, but the age requirement was altered in about the early 2000s. There are three award nomination forms on the internet, the most current uses the 19-25 age limit and they all still mention a due-date for the National medallion (and $5000 cash prize). Disregard this. The Council plaque is ALL that can still be earned. Good luck.
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