Awards Program

We are here to help guide you through the awards process. We are able to provide sample nominations and advice as to what award might best serve your deserving nominee. For complete award details you can consult the National Policies and Procedures, Chapter 10; available for download at You are also welcome to contact Far West Division Awards advisor Ken Bergmann or your local region award advisor for any help you may need.

All nominations for Merit stars, National Appointments, and service awards can be processed at any time. The National Office asks for 45 work days to process awards at the national level, so all other nominations should be sent to the division awards advisor at least 60 days before you need them.

Nominations National Outstanding awards (such as Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding Patrol rep, etc.) must be submitted by the Regions to the Division Awards Advisor by April 20. Regions should plan dates for regional review boards accordingly.

Far West Division Awards

  • Division Director’s Award

  • Outstanding Administrative Patroller

  • Outstanding Alpine Patrol

  • Outstanding Alpine Patrol - Large

  • Outstanding Alpine Patrol – Small

  • Outstanding Alpine Patroller

  • Outstanding Auxiliary Patroller

  • Outstanding Instructor

  • Outstanding Nordic Patrol

  • Outstanding Nordic Patroller

  • Outstanding OEC Instructor

  • Outstanding Paid Patroller

  • Outstanding Patrol Representative

  • Outstanding Young Adult Patroller

Awards Program Advisor

Bill Gibson - Mt Shasta Patrol