Board Recognition Awards

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 Boys & Girls Clubs of America has always valued the recognition of board volunteers and staff. Since the inception of the National Awards Program in 1947, BGCA has encouraged Clubs to foster continued support of dedicated volunteers and professionals by presenting National Awards at annual Club dinners and other special events, at Area Council Meetings and at other Boys & Girls Clubs of America functions.

The National Service Recognition Awards include the following:

The National Service to Youth Award is for long and devoted service to boys and girls for five or more years of part- or full-time service in the Boys & Girls Club Movement.
Recipients: Staff and board or other volunteers for five or more years of service

The National Medallion is for unusually devoted service to boys and girls Exemplary service to a Boys & Girls Club.
Recipients: Board volunteers (for quality of service to local organization)

The National Silver Medallion is for outstanding service to boys and girls Exemplary service to a Club and the Movement in an area or region.
Recipients: Board volunteers (for quality of service to local organization and the B&GC Movement in an area or region)

The National Professional Service Award for unusually devoted service to boys and girls Exemplary service to a Club and/or contributions to the Movement.
Recipients: Full or part-time staff members/volunteers

The National Award of Merit for individuals outside Boys & Girls Clubs who have provided outstanding support to local Clubs or to the Movement. Each certificate will have a personalized inscription based on specific service provided.
Recipients: Any “non-B&GC” individual who provides outstanding service to B&GCs (ex., military representatives)

To nominate someone, please click here: National Service Recognition Program Awards


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The League of EAGLES Organizational Recognition Program is for Organizations who achieved 85% to 100% board involvement in the following performance standards: 

Engage – Attendance at board meetings
Ask – Make a face-to-face solicitation(s)
Give – Contribute a personal unrestricted gift(s)
Lead – Assure the organization has a strategic plan
Evaluate – Are evaluated based on a performance criteria
Serve – Actively serve on committee or task force

85-89% Bronze Honor Roll recipients receive a high quality engraved certificate

90-94% Silver Honor Roll recipients receive a high quality mounted certificate

95-100% Gold Honor Roll recipients receive etched crystal glass award

Recognition Process:

  • Award will be presented at the Region’s Leadership Conference.
  • Winners are considered as presenters for best practices where possible at conferences and meetings.
  • No nomination form needed since the results are partially based on the Organization’s KPI score for strong boards as reflected in their annual report.