Medal of Merit Award
The Merit Medal honors Scouts, Venturers and Scouters that have performed an act of meritorious service above and beyond what is normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.
This act should demonstrate exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.
The action does not necessarily need to involve rescue or saving life, but must demonstrate some aspect of Scouting ideals or skills.
You can read some stories of Real Scouts in Action for some examples.
Knot Description: Gold on Blue knot on tan background with tan border.
Award Requirements: Submit a recommendation with this Nomination Form.
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Feb 18, 2020 - Yukon Jack
When the Heroism Medal was reinstated in 2018, the BSA had to re-issue the 'application for Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards' and with a couple of glitches, the current version was published October 15, 2019. The big change for the Medal of Merit, is it is now approved at the council level! Local councils need only submit completed packets to the National COH with names of recipients to receive the medals. A very significant change.
If the local council wants to nominate a scout/scouter for the Honor Medal with Crossed Palms, Honor Medal, or Heroism Medal it goes to the National COH for adjudication, but no longer the Medal of Merit. The process is now much more simplified for this award.
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