Alpha Phi Omega
Herbert G. Horton
Service to Youth Award
In recognition of a Brother of Alpha Phi Omega (AΦΩ), National Service Fraternity
who has made contributions to America’s future as participating citizens through
the principles of Scouting and the Scout Oath and Laws. Alpha Phi Omega, National
Service Fraternity has established the Alpha Phi Omega (AΦΩ) Herbert G Horton -
Service to Youth Award. It recognizes Brothers of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service
Fraternity, who are in good standing that have made significant contribution to
the youth of their communities by volunteering in the programs of the Boy Scouts
AΦΩ honors Herbert G. Horton’s memory, and the dedicated service he and other
Brothers have given to Scouting by naming this award after him.
The Alpha Phi Omega (AΦΩ) Herbert G Horton - Service to Youth Award is a
Boy Scout Community Organization Award, used by
community organizations to honor their volunteers for Scouting. Recipients
are presented a medallion on a neck ribbon (shown below) and may wear the generic
Boy Scout Community Organization Award Square Knot shown above.
Procedure for selecting recipients:
The National Scouting and Youth Services Committee of Alpha Phi Omega, National
Service Fraternity, invites chapters, recognized geographical or Chapter alumni
association, alumni volunteers or elected officers to submit candidates for this
award. The cost of the award will be borne by the recommender. (The official nomination
form must be used.) Those interested in nominating someone for the award should
log in to the APO web site and/or contact the APO National Office for the form.
- The recommender must complete the application and submit an attached page
explaining the candidate’s qualifications for the award.
- The recommender must have the application approved and verified by the local
Council, indicating that the candidate is currently registered as an active
- The recommender should then have the application sent to the National Office
of Alpha Phi Omega, along with $40 for the award, for submission to the National
Scouting & Youth Services Committee. The Committee Chair or a select subcommittee
of that committee will then determine if the candidate is qualified. If so,
they will authorize the National Office of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service
Fraternity, to send to the recommender the award/regalia for presentation to
- The National Office of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity will
be instructed to forward the information on the recipient to the Boy Scouts
of America, Relationships Division, for the official record of recipients.
The award will be presented to active, alumni, advisory, or honorary Brothers
of Alpha Phi Omega. Who are currently a registered Scouter and are active in a Scout
unit, Local Council, or on the Area, Regional or National Levels of the Boy Scouts
of America, and who have displayed outstanding dedication to the Scouting program.
Their activities in scouting should include:
- Exemplifying the principles and values of Scouting and our Fraternity
- Developing scouting units and recruiting Scouting volunteers
- Strengthening the relationship between Alpha Phi Omega and Scouting, which
- helping Chapters or Alumni Associations charter Cub Scout Packs or Boy
Scout Troops or Venturing Crews
- serving as a leader to units chartered to Chapters or Alumni Associations
- helping Chapters charter themselves as Venturing Crews
- serving as a Chapter’s Scouting and Youth Services Advisor
- assisting Chapters or Alumni Associations in developing a Scouting &
Youth Services program and working with local Scouting units & councils,
which might include events such as Merit Badge Universities.
- promote Alpha Phi Omega within the Scouting community, including organizing
or manning AΦΩ Info Booths at Scouting events
- promote Scouting within Alpha Phi Omega
Work accomplishment and dedication, rather than a specific number of years in
Scouting, will be the criteria for this award. Promoting and strengthening the relationship
between AΦΩ and Scouting is an important part of this award. Thus, a Scouter who
has little or no current involvement with AΦΩ will most likely not be considered
for this award.
Alpha Phi Omega (AΦΩ) Herbert G. Horton - Service to Award will be presented
annually at a Regional Conferences or at the National Convention by a member of
the National Scouting and Youth Services Committee. Recognition of previous and
recent recipients of this award should be made at subsequent AΦΩ Section Conferences,
Regional Conferences, and National Conventions.
In addition, a presentation may be made at a BSA local council or district function,
such as an awards dinner or an annual meeting.
The Alpha Phi Omega (AΦΩ) Herbert G Horton - Service to Youth Award is a BSA
Community Organization Award, used by community organization to honor their volunteers
for Scouting. Recipients are presented a medallion on a neck ribbon in the Fraternity
colors, a certificate and lapel pin, and if a BSA member, may wear the generic Boy
Scout Community Organization Award Square Knot.
Page updated on:
May 23, 2014