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The National Silve Medallion is for board members and other volunteers who have provided outstanding and exemplary service to a Boys & Girls Club and to the Movement in a specific area or region.

The National Silver Medallion bears the inscription "For outstanding service to boys and girls." The award is presented as a silver medal on a blue grosgrain neck ribbon with a personalized certificate. A lapel pin representing a replica of the medal is presented for daily wear.

The National Silver Medallion may be awarded to any board volunteer for outstanding and extraordinary service to your Boys & Girls Club AND the Boys & Girls Club Movement in an area or region. An individual may be considered to have rendered such service if:

  • He/She brought about the founding of a Boys & Girls Club by persistent leadership, persuasion, attempts to interest others, Securing of funds and extraordinary personal effort.
  • He/She had a top leadership role in a capital fund or special project campaign of real significance or has personally raised a large part of the funds from several sources,
  • He/She has promoted the Boys & Girls Club in an area or region outside his or her own city over a considerable period of time. This may include helping other communities establish Boys & Girls Clubs, personally stimulating interest in the Boys & Girls Club Movement and interpreting the Movement to groups in communities. The promotion must be sustained and must involve an unusual amount of time.


Nomination for the National Silver Medallion may be made by any individual, Boys & Girls Club or Area Council. A nominee must have served as a board volunteer for 2, preferably 3, years to be eligible for consideration for the Silver Medallion.
A member organization cannot have more than 1 nomination in any 1 year approved for the National Silver Medallion. A Boys & Girls Club must have been a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America for at least 2, preferably 3, years for any of its board members to be eligible for this award.


You will receive a link to print your certificate online after submitting your nomination, and you can order your pin and medallion for a fee from the BGCA estore. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


It is recommended that awards be presented at Area Council dinners, annual meetings or on special occasions planned for this purpose. The awards may be presented by members of the national Staff, members of the National Awards Committee, National Area Council Committee members, members of the National Board of Governors or trustees, Area Council Chairpersons and other individuals so authorized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

A minimum of 2 years must elapse before an individual who receives the National Silver Medallion is eligible for another National Service Recognition Award.

The Silver Medallion is NOT awarded posthumously.

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