Elwin Spray Receives Silver Antelope Award
First awarded in 1943, the Silver Antelope Award is presented for outstanding service to youth within one of the four regions of the BSA. The criteria are similar to those for the Silver Buffalo, with one major difference: A recipient must be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. The awards are presented in connection with regional meetings or at other public functions within the region. The National Court of Honor bestows Silver Antelope Awards on the basis of the number of registered volunteers in a region.
The Silver Antelope Award is the regional distinguished service award and recognizes volunteers who have made a SIGNIFICANT contribution to the Scouting program at a Regional or Area level. There are no tenure requirements, but the competition is heavy and usually there is only one presented per Area. The committee usually looks for several years of service within one of the four regions of the BSA. The award is made by the National Court of Honor.
In the history of the Tecumseh Council, there has only been 3 or 4 other recipients of the Silver Antelope Award. The Tecumseh Council is proud to have one of the 2017 recipients of this highly prestigious awards. Mr. Elwin Spray is a long time member of the Tecumseh Council and the Boy Scouts of America. Most of his Scouting has been done in the Western Region. However, Elwin serves as our VP of Membership and on several other committees including NESA, Camping and several Central Region and National Committees on membership and relationships. The Silver Antelope Award will be presented at the National Annual Meeting in May. Please help us in congratulating Elwin.