The Boy Scouts of America Council Alumnus of the Year Award is the Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) who, over a sustained period of time, have used the skills and values they learned through their association with Scouting to make significant and long-lasting contributions to their local communities through their careers, avocations, and Scouting.

A BSA alumnus includes anyone positively and personally impacted by the BSA—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, community leaders, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day.

The future of any organization is embodied in the value of its program and the contributions of its alumni over time. The acorn was selected to represent the BSA Council Alumnus of the Year for many reasons including:

  • Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
  • Scouts and Scouters plant seeds for trees under which they may never sit.
  • The seed-planting analogy is applicable in many faiths and cultures.

Alumni of the Year Honorees from Indian Waters Council*

(*Including honorees from the former Pee Dee Area Council. On August 1, 2022, the Indian Waters Council and Pee Dee Area Councils merged together to form a new, larger Indian Waters Council.)

2017Diane M. BauerPDAC
2018Philip A. BethunePDAC
2019Edward C. Suggs, Jr.PDAC
2020Robert L. “Robin” Fowler, IIPDAC
2021William L. DuffellPDAC
2022Carol CaulkIWC
2022Dr. B. Webb JonesPDAC
2023Chris McDuffieIWC
2024Jack CohoonIWC