Advancement and Recognition

Chief Solano District would like to acknowledge the advancement of the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venture, and Sea Scouts along with the recognition of the adults who make this happen.

Advancement Resources

Chief Solano District webpages for Advancement:
Cub Scouts     Boy Scouts    Sea Scouts
Varsity      Venturing       Order of the Arrow


If you know of a scout or adult who should be recognized for a special action, facilitating an event, etc. please let me know.


If you have questions about advancement or recognition contact us:

Scouts with special needs – Mike “Doc” Bolin

Cub Scouts ~ Sam Qaré

Boy Scouts ~  Sam Qaré

Boy Scouts – Eagle Scout Project Coordinator ~ Jim Patchen


Other Scout Recognition awards         Awards Central        Patches and high adventure awards

National awards for lifesaving and meritorious action


Scouting knots

Scouting knots

Adult Awards of Recognition

Unit Scouter of the Year

Scouter’s Key Award – Earned by Scoutmasters, Varsity Scout Coaches, Venturing Crew Advisors, district and assistant district commissioners, district committee members.


Unit Leader Award – Knot Guide

District Award of Merit
Available to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.
Unit Leader Award of Merit
Seven requirements must be met with nomination by the top youth leader (Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Varsity Team Coaches, and Venturing Crew Advisors) if for a troop, team, or crew; nomination is certified by the unit commissioner.

James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award

Woods Services Award
This annual award has been established to recognize volunteers who have performed exceptional service and leadership in the field of Scouts with disabilities. Nominations must be submitted by December 31.  He or she must be currently registered and have three or more years of volunteer service in any capacity related to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers with disabilities. Torch of Gold Certificate
The Torch of Gold certificate, No. 33733, awarded by local councils, provides recognition to individuals who, over an extended period of time, have provided exceptional service to Scouting youth with special needs and disabilities. National approval is not involved.


Advancement Chair, Chief Solano District
Sam Qaré   email:


Mt Diablo Silverado Council
BSA National Office
World Organization of the Scout Movement