Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

The Young American Award

Local Council Deadline: December 1


First presented in 1968, the Council-level award is given to college students student age 19 through 25 to highlight publicly the importance of their excellent achievements and service to their community, state and nation. The council-level Young American Award consists of a plaque to be awarded at an appropriate council ceremony. The council office typically extends the application process in September to appropriate council units and community youth-serving organizations, which then submit nominations on behalf of their young adult constituents. Recipients are not required to be a member or a participant of a local council unit or program.


Selection Procedure

The Council can give as many as they choose of the Council-level Young American Award plaques. The Council selection committee is responsible for the following:


How to Apply

Applications are sent to the local council. Nominations can be made by Boy Scout troops, Explorer posts, Venturing crews, Learning for Life groups, individuals, and other community youth-serving organizations that share the same program objectives. Since applications are not carried over, any previous application can be updated and resubmitted through the local council office.




Council Deadline

Turn in application to local Council office with letters of recommendation and current school transcript no later than December 1.


Application Form

Click here to download an application form [DOC] for the Young American award.