The District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is the highest honor a District can bestow upon a volunteer. It is based upon service above and beyond that expected of a person's registered position. A District may present one award for every 25 Units. The Appalachian Trail District can present up to two awards per year. 

Selection and Presentation of the Award

In order to be considered, a person must be nominated on the official District Award of Merit nomination form and this form must be submitted to the Berkshire Service Center, to the attention of the District Advancement and Recognition Committee no later than May 1. A special District Award of Merit committee is convened by the Chairman of the Advancement and Recognition Committee to review the nominations and select up to two recipients for that year.

The Appalachian Trail District makes presentation of the District Award of Merit at it's Annual District Recognition Dinner in the spring.