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 Buffalo Award, created in 1925, is bestowed upon those who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award, Scouting's highest commendation, recognizes the invaluable contributions that outstanding American men and women render to youth. The service must be national in character and can be directly connected with the BSA or independent of the movement. The award presentations are made at the national annual BSA meeting held each year in late may. The award is a certificate, and sterling silver buffalo suspended from a red- white- red ribbon worn around the neck. A cloth square knot is also available. Contact the national office for the current nomination form.