January 23, 2021  |  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Gregg Elementary
6701 Roxbury Road
Houston, Texas 77087

The District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we acknowledge and thank our adult volunteers for the hard work and dedication that made this year incredibly successful. W.L. Davis District’s outstanding leaders at the unit and district levels will also be recognized.  All volunteers in W.L. District are invited.


Registration opens in November.          Event Feedback

 The registration fee is $15 per person. Registration closes 1/16/20.

Award Nominations

Due by January Roundtable

Nominate Scouters who have served the WL Davis District youth above and beyond the call of duty. Nominations must be submitted by January roundtable.

  • District Award of Merit Nomination Form: This is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. A nominee must be a registered Scouter who has rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both. The nature and value of noteworthy service to youth may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time. Considerations must be given to the nominee's Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position. The nominee's attitude toward and cooperation with the district, division, and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
  • Unit Service Award Nomination Form The award recognizes exceptional leaders who work with youth at the unit level. These volunteers share their energy, resources and talents with Scouts. Each unit may select one award recipient for each 5 registered Scouters or fraction thereafter, rounded up. 

Additional Adult Awards: Council and National Awards

  • Silver Beaver Award – The Silver Beaver Award is a national award presented by the council. It is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. Nominations are due by May 1. The District Recognition Chair is available to assist Scouters in preparing nominations.
  • Unit Leader Award of Merit – Recognizes Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, and Skippers who provide a quality program to youth. Nominations accepted at any time.
  • Venturing Leadership Award – Recognizes Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code. Nominations are due by June 15.
  • William T. Hornaday Gold Badge – Recognizes adult volunteers for influence on youth and educational programs, with an emphasis on sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental improvement during a period of at least three years.
  • SHAC Conservation Award – Recognizes youth for completing a Hornaday qualifying conservation project, and adult volunteers for involvement in teaching the value of natural systems and wise resource management.
  • William D. Boyce New-Unit Organizer Award Presented to recognize volunteers who organize one or more traditional Scouting units. The recognition is a knot and a certificate.
  • Training Awards (click the link, then scroll down to training awards at the bottom) - Recognizes unit Scouters for tenure, training, and performance in their leadership roles. Progress record forms with the 2012 requirements for these awards can be found at the links below. The recognition is a knot and a certificate.
  • Awards Central - the Boy Scouts of America’s repository for information about official awards and recognitions.


For questions, contact the district dinner chair.