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.
The Silver Beaver Award is presented upon action of a Council Executive Board or the Direct Service Council. This award is for outstanding service to youth within the Council or for outstanding longtime service to youth by a registered Scouter residing within that Council. The average tenure for Silver Beaver candidates is ten years or longer. Professional 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 a certificate, and sterling silver beaver suspended from a blue- white- blue ribbon worn around the neck. 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.