We are proud of both the youth and adult leaders who have attained significant recognition. Advancements and Recognitions is one of the eight methods of Scouting. Click links to see list of requirements and recipients for each award. 


Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.

  • In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
  • From 1912 to 2013, 2.3 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
  • Around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013.
  • In 2013, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17 years of age.

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The Quartermaster Award, which stands for excellence, goes to the young adult who attains the highest rank in Sea Scouts. 



Venturing Summit Award

The Summit Award is a new award being released in the Fall of 2014. 

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Silver Beavers

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. To prevent embarrassment, the candidate should not be notified of this nomination.



District Awards of Merit

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.



Family Friends of Scouting (FOS) Donors

The Long Beach Area Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We wish to thank the following individuals for their generous contributions to continue the legacy of Scouting in our own community. 



Endowment - James E. West Donors

Donations of at least $1,000 made directly to our endowment fund qualify as a James E. West donation. Appropriate recognitions included.



Gone Home

Scouting’s founder Lord Baden-Powell was laid to rest in Kenya. His gravestone bears a circle with a dot in the center, which is the Boy Scout trail sign for “I have gone home.” We honor these committed Scouters for their loyalty to the Scouting program and their enthusiasm for instilling values in our young people.