The Congressional Award
The Congressional Award gives scouts the opportunity to be recognized by Congress for many of the activities they already do. This is a significant award with only a handful of recipients in the state of Washington each year. The program details are very particular, and scouts must register to participate in the program before activities can be counted towards the award. The activities required to earn the award include voluntary public service, personal development activities, physical fitness activities, and the completion of an exploration or expedition activity such as a 50 Miler or other qualifying long-term camping event. Register now and start counting your time!
You will need to select an adult advisor who can guide you through the program. Troy Pugh of Ephrata has experience with this program and is willing to work with any youth who would like to work toward earning any of the levels of the Congressional Award, including the Gold Medal. He can be reached at 509-398-5074.
Detailed information regarding the program and advisors can be found at www.congressionalaward.org.