Welcome to the Appalachian Trail Advancement and Recognition Committee
Hello, and thank you for visiting the Appalachian Trail District's Advancement and Recognition Committee on the Western Massachusetts Council webpage. Our primary responsibility is to support the Advancement and Recognition programs of the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Exploring divisions of the District. This includes supporting Eagle Boards of Review.
We also oversee the presentation of adult leader recognition through the Unit and District leader training and tenure awards, the Unit and District Sparkplug awards, any special awards conferred within the District, and the District Award of Merit, the highest honor a District may confer upon one of its volunteers.
On this page you will find information regarding awards that can be presented, the District Award of Merit, and the Annual District Recognition Dinner. Please check back often and let me know if there is anything I can do to support you.
Yours in Scouting,
R Reed Hand
Chairman, Advancement and Recognition