On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
District Award of Merit
The highest award that is given to a Scouter at the District level. The District Award of Merit is awarded by a District to volunteer adults for service to youth in the District. A person may receive the District Award of Merit more than once from different districts. Career members of the Boy Scouts of America may receive this award upon concurrence of the council Scout Executive and the Director of Operations at the National office, BSA. The award is certificate and an engraveable plaque suitable for hanging in a home or office. A cloth square knot is also available. Consult your local council for the current nomination form and deadlines. Many councils use a unique version of this nomination