The family is an important part of Scouting. Family support for each youth is vital to his or her success in Scouting. Those parents who volunteer as leaders are a vital support for other kids as well as their own.
The extra effort that parents put forth as leaders, in addition to their family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized. But when the whole family is involved in Scouting, they deserve recognition all the more.
The Family of the Year award is a way to honor these families by selecting, from those nominated, the family whose work as a team in Scouting has made the greatest difference in our community.
One family is chosen annually from those nominated. A family is defined as a domestic unit composed of at least two people – a parent or a guardian either registered or eligible to be registered in the Boy Scouts and a youth currently registered in the program. Nominate families you know who contribute to the Scouting program – single parent families and two parent families. The nominated family must be giving noteworthy service to youth, both in the Scouting program and outside of Scouting. Each member should be a living example of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law and demonstrate Scout Spirit in all aspects of their daily affairs.