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Silver Buffalo
Silver Buffalo
Medallion and knot
Country United States of America
Created 1926
Founder Boy Scouts of America
Awarded for Noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth

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The Silver Buffalo Award, created in 1926, is bestowed upon those who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth on a national basis. This award, Boy Scouts of America's highest commendation, recognizes the invaluable contributions that outstanding men and women render to America's youth. The service must be national in character and can be directly connected with the BSA or independent of the movement.

The award consists of a small silver buffalo designed by A. Phimister Proctor, and suspended from a red and white ribbon worn around the neck. A square knot, one strand red the other white, may be worn on the BSA field uniform.

Buffalo Statue, donated to Gilwell Park by the Boy Scouts of America in 1926

Recipients

The first Silver Buffalo Award was conferred upon Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement and Chief Scout of the World. The second went to the "Unknown Scout" who helped William D. Boyce—the only non-adult recipient. This award is represented by a small buffalo statue in Gilwell Park.

The first year of the award, 22 were presented, in a particular order determined by Chief Scout Executive James E. West. Since then, the awards have been presented on an annual basis in alphabetical order.

Other award recipients have included:

and 13 presidents of the United States.[2]

Related Awards

  • The Silver Antelope is a similar award given on a regional level by the National Court of Honor.
  • The Silver Beaver is a similar award given on a local level by the local Council.

See also

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 "Fact Sheet: The Silver Buffalo Award" (html). Fact sheet. Boy Scouts of America Troop 14. http://www.bsa14.org/FactSheetSupport/02-532.html. Retrieved 2006-11-28.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "congress-bsa" defined multiple times with different content
  2. "Distinguished Service Awards: The Silver Buffalo Award" (html). Fact sheet. Boy Scouts of America. http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-513.html. Retrieved 2007-01-28.