Silver Antelope Award

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Silver Antelope Award
Silver Antelope Award.png
Medal and knot
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Country United States
Created 1942
Awarded for recognizes outstanding service to youth within the territory of a BSA region
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The Silver Antelope Award is the regional-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America and recognizes outstanding service to young people within one of the four regions of the BSA. The award is made by the National Court of Honor and the recipient must be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.


The award consists of a silver antelope suspended from a white and yellow ribbon worn around the neck. Recipients may wear the corresponding square knot, with a white strand over a yellow strand, on the BSA uniform.[1]


The award was created in 1942 and first issued in 1943. A yellow-white-yellow ribbon bar was used for informal uniform wear until 1946, when ribbon bars were replaced by the current knot insignia.[2]

Using the United States Military as the model, silver awards are the highest awards in the BSA.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Distinguished Service Awards". Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved July 23, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Illustrated History of BSA Square Knot Evolution and Private Issues" (PDF). SageVenture. Retrieved August 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Silver Outranks Gold". Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ask the Expert: Why does silver outrank gold in Scouting awards?". Retrieved November 11, 2011.