Nominate Scouters who have served youth above and beyond the call of duty. Twin Bayou District awards are presented each year at the District Dinner. A variety of awards are given, including:
District Award of Merit: This is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. A nominee must be a registered Scouter who has rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. The nature and value of noteworthy service to youth may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. Considerations must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
Jack-of-all-Trades Award: presented to a Scouter whose unit always seems to turn to when there is a need within the unit. This Scouter is never afraid to take on a task, no matter how big or small if the youth benefit.
Rising Star Award: presented to a Scouter whose unit always seems to turn to him or her when there is a need to work with the district or is taking on additional Scouting positions or responsibilities. This person must be registered, may be on a district committee, a unit leader, or an adult volunteer who just jumps in to help when called upon.
Scout Family of the Year Award: presented annually to a family who has, as a group, provided outstanding support to the BSA's programs in Twin Bayou District. Often times a family participates at all levels of BSA programs, from Lions to Exploring and Venturing, with youth and adults involved. Those families that make Scouting a “family commitment” deserve to be recognized. For the purposes of this award, we use the same definition of “family” that BSA offers: “Any group of persons with whom a youth lives”. We, therefore, recognize the variety of family units that Twin Bayou volunteers experience. Candidate families for this award must have one BSA registered adult member.
Shining Star Award: for the Scouter who says “Yes, how can I help?” when asked to assist the district committee. This person must be a registered Scouter and may be on a district committee member, a unit leader or an adult volunteer.