Welcome to Council Awards, the Great Rivers Council, BSA repository for information about official awards and recognitions. Each year, some of our council’s and community’s top leaders are honored with special service awards.
The Boy Scouts of America Council Alumnus of the Year Award is the Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) who, over a sustained period of time, have used the skills and values they learned through their association with Scouting to make significant and long-lasting contributions to their local communities through their careers, avocations, and Scouting.
A BSA alumnus includes anyone positively and personally impacted by the BSA—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, community leaders, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day.
The future of any organization is embodied in the value of its program and the contributions of its alumni over time. The acorn was selected to represent the BSA Council Alumnus of the Year for many reasons including:
- Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
- Scouts and Scouters plant seeds for trees under which they may never sit.
- The seed-planting analogy is applicable in many faiths and cultures.
Alumnus of the Year Honorees from Great Rivers Council
2022 – Dr. Alan Hillard