Eno River District Awards

district awards ceremonyEach year the Eno River District takes nominations for recognition of those Scouters in our units and/or serving the Eno River District who have gone above and beyond what one would normally expect of an adult leader.

All nominations that have been submitted completely will be carefully reviewed by the committee. Awards will be announced at the annual district awards event.


Thank you for a great 2023 Eno River District Awards Ceremony & Banquet

This past Sunday night, May 7, 2023, the Eno River District held its first in-person awards celebration.

Thanks to all of the nominators, we had a great set of volunteers to choose from. Thank you to the more than seventy people that attended and enjoyed the spaghetti, salad, and cake dinner prepared and served by our Saponi and Eluwak OA Chapters.

You can view the presentation that our Assistant District Commissioner for Roundtables, Gary Bird, used at the banquet — it includes pictures of the awardees. I’m sorry that we don’t have a recording of James Chambers playing America on the bagpipes to share with you!

Please congratulate the awardees when you see them. They, along with our other volunteers, deliver the Scouting program to our youth in Eno River District.

Next year’s Awards Banquet is already on the calendar on February 19, 2024. Mark your calendars and I hope to see you there!


Chris FitzSimons

Awards Chair


QUESTIONS?  Please contact Chris FitzSimons at [email protected] or 919-636-2100.



Each year, we invite nominations in the following areas:

• Cubmaster of the Year
• Assistant Cubmaster of the Year
• Den Leader of the Year
• Committee Member of the Year

• Scoutmaster of the Year
• Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year
• Committee Member of the Year

• Venturing/Sea Scout Leader of the Year

  • Charter Organization Representative of the Year
  • Commissioner of the Year
  • Order of the Arrow Adult Leader of the Year
  • Kim Hackett Memorial Scouting Spouse Award


The District Award of Merit may be presented annually to registered Scouters (adult leaders) who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.  For more information about this award, see an overview on the BSA website at https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/district-merit/

JAMES L. WOMACK MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD (adult and youth honorees):

Named in honor of a longtime Durham area Scouter, not more than one youth and one adult will be selected each year to receive this award.  Any Eno River District member, youth or adult, is invited and encouraged to recommend any other Eno River District member, youth or adult, for this award according to the following guidelines for nominations:

a) This is not an attendance award, a tenure award, an achievement, or something one can campaign for or actively seek;
b) this award is for distinctive service which has no specific requirements;
c) is more a way of life than a set of achievements;
d) quality of character that is not tangible, but is discernable is actions, words, and attitudes;
e) “and will endeavor so far as in my power lies to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others” will be the benchmark by which the awards committee will select those to receive this award; and
f) the Committee will give consideration to all aspects of the nominee’s activities–Scouting, community, church , and others.