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Unit of Excellence Award
Award Information
The Unit of Excellence Award was created in 2012 to recognize Units who have a high degree of participation in the OA program.  There are 5 categories to the Award; and Units who want to be recognized with this Award must complete requirements in all 5 -- Leadership, Planning, Conversion, Elections and Participation.
For the full list of requirements in each catetory, click on this link:  
Troop OA Representatives and OA ASM's who have earned the Unit of Excellence Award for their position may order the emblem directly from the national office using the form found here:
Unit of Excellence Report
At any time throughout the year, you may request a report that details your Unit’s participation and conversion (Brotherhood) activities in the OA.  To request a report, send an email to  This will help you gauge if your Unit is on track.  The report lists number of members in good standing (dues paid), participation for those individuals and unit percentage participation, and Brotherhood conversion percentages.
Qualification for Award
After the September Fellowship weekend of each year, units who think they qualify for the award should contact the Lodge Adviser at  The Adviser will verify that the award criteria has been met.
1) Ribbon – Each Unit of Excellence will receive a streamer to be displayed proudly on their unit flag. (Streamers are not made available by the National Office until the following June of each year.)
2) Certificate for Scoutmasters of Excellence – A Scoutmaster whose unit has achieved Unit of Excellence status three times will be recognized at the annual lodge banquet* with a certificate.
3) Recognition Patch for OA Troop Representatives and OA Troop Rep Advisers – patches can be purchased by those individuals who qualify.
*If the troop is not represented at the Lodge Banquet, other arrangements for recognition can be made.
If you have any questions about the award, do not hesitate to contact the Lodge Adviser at

Units Who have Earned the Award

Arrowhead T307 Carroll T417 Carroll T460 Chesapeake T117 Dulaney T102
Dulaney T102 Four Rivers T119 Four Rivers T725 Four Rivers T855 Four Rivers T870
Harford T400 National Pike T424 National Pike T602 National Pike T794 The Capitol T1214
Arrowhead T307
Arrowhead T706
Carroll T460
Chesapeake T117
Chesapeake T409
Chesapeake T1814
Dulaney T102
Dulaney T124
Dulaney T247
Dulaney T711
Dulaney T927
Four Rivers T119
Four Rivers T721
Four Rivers T769
Four Rivers T855
Four Rivers T870
Harford T400
Harford T777
Harford T965
Harford T978
National Pike T424
National Pike T613
National Pike T794
National Pike T944
The Capitol T815
The Capitol T1214