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PC District Recognition Banquet

PC District Recognition Banquet
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1/25/2023 11:55 PM
Leadership Center, Dunn School:
2555 CA-154, Los Olivos, CA 93441, US
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Pacific Coast

District Recognition Banquet

Saturday, January 28th, 2023 

11am - 2 pm


The Cindy Bronfman Leadership Center, Dunn School

Los Olivos, Santa Ynez Valley, CA


What is the Pacific Coast District Recognition Banquet?

The scouting program is only possible as a result of the contributions of volunteers at the unit and district level, and the District Recognition Banquet is an opportunity to acknowledge their merits and contributions. Awards such as the District Award of Merit, Unit Leader Training Awards, Scout of the Year, and more will be presented to outstanding unit and district volunteers. 

Eagle Scout Service Project Presentations will begin at 11am

There will be a lunch and reception that will start around 12 PM, and the award ceremony will start around 1 PM. Registration costs $30 for adults and $20 for youth (under 12 years of age). 

Regular Lunch Menu: Lasagna or Fettucine Alfredo, Salad, and Garlic Bread

Vegan Lunch Menu: Ciabatta roll, roasted sweet peppers and asparagus with hummus

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in Scouting,
Your Pacific Coast District Recognition Committee


Award Descriptions & Requirements 

District Award of Merit
This award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding capacity at the district level. It is the highest honor that the district may bestow on a Scouter. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.

Jack Cantin Pacific Coast District Scout of the Year Award

Jack Cantin was an Eagle Scout in Troop 33, until he was lost in the Montecito mudslide in 2018 at age 17. Jack exemplified Scout Spirit and truly lived by the Scout Oath and Law. In Jack’s memory, we recognize a deserving Scout (registered in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scouts) as the Pacific Coast District Scout of the Year.

Spark Plug Award
Every unit has a registered adult leader that provides the “spark” that keeps the Scouting program on track. Each unit determines their own guidelines for their unit, but some examples of activities deserving this special recognition are: organizing and leading a major unit event; organizing and maintaining unit records; assisting and training new adult leaders; or contributing more to the unit in their role than was required or expected.

Commissioner's Grit Award

Commissioner Teams often have at least one Commissioner who demonstrates exceptional “grit” under challenging or adverse circumstances, although they may not seek attention or recognition. Some examples of activities deserving this special recognition are: dedication and continuing participation while facing personal or health challenges (even if they are not currently able to fulfill all of the "duties" of their Commissioner position), remaining a member of the Commissioner Team after moving out of the region, and exceptional efforts to prevent units from disbanding. 

Veteran Awards

Scouting offers a Veteran Award to recognize individual members for their tenure in Scouting. These awards are presented once every 5 years.

Knots Awarded at the District Level

Most scout uniforms have a few Knot patches sewn above the left pocket. Each of these knots have their own requirements, and an extensive list can be found here. Some of the Knots that are presented at the District Recognition Banquet include:

  • Unit Leader Award of Merit
  • Den Leader's Training Award
  • Scouter's Training Award
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$30.00 per Adult Regular Meal
$30.00 per Adult Vegan Meal
$20.00 per Youth Regular Meal
$20.00 per Youth Vegan Meal
Cancellation Policy
CANCELLATION POLICY: It is the policy of Los Padres Council, that all fees are transferable, but not refundable. Failure to participate in an activity does not warrant a refund. However, refunds for emergencies, serious illnesses, unforeseen circumstances, death or job or military relocation may be considered. Requests will only be considered when they are put in writing within four (4) weeks of the event's conclusion. All refund requests will be reviewed by April Wright-Litchfield. Some refund requests will need approval by Los Padres Council Finance Committee. All refunds and reimbursements requests submitted 30 days, or later, from the date of the event must be approved by Los Padres Council Finance Committee.

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