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Advancement & Recognition

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Advancement Workshops

Need help ranking up and don’t have the resources you need? Need some experienced guides? Does your scout just need to catch up on merit badges? These workshops are for you. See the attached for the 2018-19 workshop schedule  CSAW Website Content 2018.

For help planning your monthly cub scout meetings, see the attached Cub Scout Advancement schedule: CSAW Program Schedule Fall 2018 – Spring 2019


Merit Badge Skill Centers American Labor – Feb. 9 | Scuba Diving – Feb. 19 | Environmental Science – March 2, June 15, Aug. 17, Sept. 7  |  Plant Science – March 9, June 9 | Gardening – March 9 | Insect Study – July 28, Sept. 14.




12/01/2018: An email will go out to all Merit Badge Counselors explaining the merit badge renewal process.

12/21/2018: Letters will be mailed out to all current Merit Badge Counselors.  The letter will contain the current merit badge that they are approved to teach.  They will be able to renew in the current badges or remove the badges they no longer want to teach.  If counselors want to apply for a new merit badge they will need to fill out an application and have the required signatures.

01/21/2019 (week of): An email will be sent out to counselors who have NOT returned their renewal.

02/08/2019: Deadline for renewal

Once the renewal form has been processed counselors will be mailed their 2019 merit badge membership card (Registration will mail out cards).

Merit Badge counselors must be current with their youth protection.

If counselors do not receive a letter or need any follow up contact:


Eagle Project Grants

Calling all Life Scouts! The St. Louis Eagle Scout Association is offering grants to help you complete your Eagle Scout project! For requirements and the application, visit To date, the Eagle Scout Association has granted over $4,500 to Scouts.



Spark Plug Nominations

Nominate someone from your unit for the Spark Plug Award. Nominations are due by December 15th. Download the form here: Thunderbird Spark Plug Award




John Wessling of the Thunderbird District was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award this year.



Lists of previous Silver Beaver Awardees:

This is an entire list of all awardees from all of the GSLAC. These awardees go back to 1931! This is the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer.

Entire List of awardees


Thunderbird Award of Merit list

Find attached the list of Merit award winners for the Thunderbird district. This is the highest award a district can bestow on a volunteer.

TB Award of Merit Recipients 2017 and beyond




Click the links below for nomination forms.



The Thunderbird District Eagle Board of Review meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Hope UCC, 6273 Eichelberger St, St. Louis, MO 63109.

To schedule either an Eagle Project Approval or final Eagle Board of Review please have the Scout requesting the board of review contact Eagle Board Chair, Chris Hohn, or 314-552-6159.