Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.
Created in 2013 by the Greater Toronto Council Youth Network (GTCYN), the Order of the Silver Key is an award for Distinguished Youth Service. It honours those youth who have significantly contributed to the Movement and the spirit of Scouting through their dedication to their Area, Group, and community.
The Order of the Silver Key replaces and revitalizes the Youth Awards for Excellence program in the Greater Toronto Council. Today it remains an award that is specific to the GTC.
All youth that display outstanding service and commitment to the Scouting Movement are eligible for the Order of the Silver Key. In terms of the award criteria, “outstanding” is defined as leadership and commitment that exceeds the performance of the ordinary duties and expectations of the youth program, within their sections, groups or local areas. Youth must meet the specified criteria below:
Please complete the Silver Key nomination form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If preferred a hard copy submission of the nomination form will also be accepted at the Council Office, made out to the attention of the DCYC Recognition.