Odawa Area Awards

Odawa Scouter and Youth Awards

Criteria update – April 20 2021

The Odawa Area of Voyageur Council for formally dissolved as of August 31, 2020. However, we still have a large supply of Odawa Awards for Scouters and Youth.

The Group Commissioners of Eastern Ontario (GCoEO – formerly Odawa Area Management) is updating the criteria so we can continue presenting the awards until the supplies are exhausted. Once there is no more supply, then GCoEO will address at that time.

Odawa Award – Scouter / Service Scouters:

The spirit of the Odawa Award is to recognize those who have gone above and beyond providing a normal Scouting Program or Support Services.

Scouter Criteria:

  • has made a significant contribution to the planning and delivery of a Section’s program:
    • has delivered exceptional Scouting Program
    • is actively involved in planning activities

Optional Scouter Criteria:

  • supports youth involvement in planning and delivery of Program
  • participates in a community service projects with your Section or Group
  • participated in environmental projects
  • holds current First Aid qualification

Service Scouter Criteria:

  • has made a significant contribution to providing services in support of Group/AHSR activities:
    • has delivered exceptional support services
    • is actively involved in planning Group/AHSR level activities

Optional Service Scouter Criteria:

  • participates in Group/AHSR equipment maintenance
  • participated in Group/AHSR events
  • holds current First Aid qualification


What is the Odawa Area Thank You?

Saying “Thank You” can be easy… sometimes. It takes work. And sometimes, you want to say “Thank You” AND let everyone else know what inspired you to say it. For youth in Odawa, there’s now the Odawa Area Thank You.

Read on to find out how you can say “Thank You” to a youth and tell the Scouting world.

When to say Thank You:

When someone has done something meaningful for you or someone else, and

  • it left an impact on you
  • it helped you or someone else out A LOT
  • you want all scouters to see the example that this youth has set
  • the youth put a lot of effort into helping out and his or her effort deserves recognition
  • great as the adventure was, without the youth helping at that moment, it would not have been as great or as fun

Three levels of badge are available: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The level of award relates to the level of leadership provided in organizing and executing an event or Scouting Program. Youth can receive each level of the award multiple times.