Silver World Award
|Silver World Award|
Medal and knot
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
|Awarded for||Service to youth on an international basis|
The Silver World Award is a distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It is presented for noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth on an international basis. Recipients must be a citizen of a country with a Scouting program that is a member of the World Scout Conference. Registered members of the BSA are not eligible for this award.
The award consists of a silver medallion enameled in blue with meridian lines, stars and the universal emblem of the BSA suspended from a red and white striped ribbon worn around the neck. The medallion represents the global scope of the award.
Recipients may wear the corresponding square knot, with a design that reflects the award.
The Silver World Award was created in 1971 and originally was presented to those who provided international service to the Scouting programs of the BSA, but were not registered members of the BSA.
Nominations were to be approved by the Chief Scout Executive, the national president, the international commissioner or the national commissioner, all of whom had the authority to present to any persons they might choose.
Today, public nominations for the award are no longer accepted, but it is used by the executive leadership of the BSA for recognition of world leaders in International Scouting, on the following basis and procedure:
The award may be presented to citizens of any country whose Scout association is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, in recognition of his or her service of exceptional character to the youth of his or her own country, or on an international basis.
The recipient does not have to be a member of a Scout association. United States citizens may receive the Silver World Award for international service to youth, provided they are not registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Approved awards may be presented by an authorized member of the Boy Scouts of America either by a personal visit with the recipient or at an official meeting of a National Scout Association, including the BSA.
As evidence of the award, there will be presented a suitable certificate duly authorized by the Boy Scouts of America.
- 1971— Charles Dymoke Green (United Kingdom); László Nagy (Switzerland); John W. Sharp (Canada); Olave, Lady Baden-Powell (United Kingdom)
- 1972— Taizo Ishizaka (Japan); Saburu Matsukata (Japan); Tsunao Okumuraq (Japan); Antonio C. Delgado (Philippines); Charles Celier (France); J. Bower Carty (Canada) A. Wallace Denny (Canada); Misael Pastrana Borrero (Columbia); Adolfo Aristeguita G. (Venezuela); Ramon Ocando Perez (Venezuela); Julio Montes Taracena (Guatemala); Samuel Hart (Jamaica); Nahom Isaias B. (Ecuador); Paul Kasluck (Australia); John Marshall (New Zealand); H. E. Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX (Indonesia); Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran; Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel
- 1973— Salvador Fernandez B. (Switzerland); Bruce H. Gamsey (Australia); Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya); Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia; Demetrios Alexantos (Greece); Oscar de Oliveira (Brazil)
- 1974— Victor Steiner (El Salvador); Gustavo J. Vollmer (Venezuela); Luis Esteban Palacios W. (Venezuela); Johan Kromann (Denmark); Robin Gold (United Kingdom); Arthur Eugster (Switzerland); Lakshmi Mazumdar (India); Pope Paul VI, Bishop of Rome (Vatican City-State)
- 1975— Teng Chuan-kai (Taiwan); Shintaro Negishi (Japan); Odd Hopp (Norway); Sven H. Bauer (Sweden); Hossein Banai (Iran); Princess Benedikte of Denmark; Hirohito, Emperor of Japan; King Olav V of Norway
- 1976— King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden; Sherman K. Ramsingh (Trinidad y Tobago); Jorge Toral A. (Mexico); Sir William Gladstone (United Kingdom); Shieh You-Hwa (Taiwan)
- 1977— Spencer W. Kimball, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (United States); Francisco Macias V. (Mexico)
- 1978— John Beresford (United Kingdom); Roberto Dorion B. (Guatemala); Kenneth H. Stevens (United Kingdom)
- 1979— Col. Sang Myong Ree (Korea); J. Percy Ross (Canada)
- 1980— Ivo Stern Becka (Mexico); Wallace B. Smith, Prophet-President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (United States)
- 1981— Daniel Arap Moi (Kenya); Leonard F. Jarrett (Switzerland); Bennet B. Shotade (Africa Region World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM))
- 1982— Alexander Gibson (Bahamas); John R. Phillpot (Bahamas); Percival R. Siebold (World Scout Bureau); Toshipo Sakarauchi (Japan); Chuan-Kai Teng (Taiwan)
- 1983— Pope John Paul II, Bishop of Rome (Vatican City-State); Tan Sri Kamarul Arifin (Malaysia)
- 1984— Archbishop Iakovos of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (United States); General Jarl Wahlström of The Salvation Army (Finland); Enrique Alfaro (Mexico); Rolando Gonzalez (Venezuela); Rudolgo Kantor (Chile); Reginald K. Groome, OC (Canada)
- 1985— John L. MacGregor (Canada)
- 1986— Antonio Pozzi Pardo (Mexico); Ko Yoshida (Japan); Patrick A. McLaughlin (Switzerland)
- 1987— Peter Pessoa (Brazil); Kim Suk Won (Korea)
- 1988— Fritz Vollmar (Switzerland); James Blain (Canada)
- 1989— Franz Dunshirn (Austria); Morrey Cross (Canada)
- 1990— Juan Neiman (Guatemala); Sir Marc Noble (United Kingdom)
- 1991— F. O. Ogunlana (World Scout Committee, Nigeria)
- 1992— Herbert C. Pitts (Canada); Harmut Keyler (Germany); Sven Erik Ragnar (Sweden); Garnet de la Hunt (South Africa)
- 1993— Jacques Moreillon, Secretary General of the WOSM (Switzerland)
- 1994— None awarded
- 1995— W. Garth Morrison (United Kingdom)
- 1996— Neil M. Westaway (Australia)
- 1997— Geoffrey W. Wheatley (Canada); President emeritus Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland; Ezer Weizman (Israel)
- 1998— Ryutaro Hashimoto, Prime Minister of Japan; Carlos Enrique Rivera (Guatemala); President Mary McAleese of Ireland; Francisco Roman (Philippines)
- 1999— Joseph Ejercito Estrada (Philippines); Klaus Johann Jacobs (Switzerland)
- 2000— None awarded
- 2001— Akira Watanabe (Japan)
- 2002— None awarded
- 2003— Jørgen G. Rasmussen (Denmark)
- 2004— John A. Gemmill (Canada); Howard E. Kilroy (Ireland)
- 2005— None awarded
- 2006— None awarded
- 2007— Lars Kolind (Denmark); Alexander S. Bondar (Ukraine); Emperor Akihito of Japan
- 2008— John Geoghegan (World Scout Foundation, Ireland); Göran Hägerdal (Sweden)
- 2009— None awarded
- 2010— Mohamed Ali Khalid (Asia Pacific Region WSOM, India)
- 2011— Simon Hang-Bock Rhee (World Scout Committee,Korea)
- 2012— Luc Panissod, General Secretary of the WOSM; Vice President Jejomar C. Binay of the Philippines; Rasheed Abdullah (Philippines),
- 2015— Siegfried Weiser, Chairman of the World Scouting Foundation
- "Distinguished Service Awards". Boy Scouts of America.
- "Illustrated History of BSA Square Knot Evolution and Private Issues" (PDF). SageVenture.
- Rules and Regulations. Boy Scouts of America. pp. Article X, Section 6.
- This list is presented in the order of awards as published by the Boy Scouts of America International Division.