1. Annually, district chairmen will appoint a temporary special District Award of Merit committee of not more than five persons who will consider all candidates and make recommendations of those to receive the award to the council through the Scout executive.
2. The Scout executive will inform the district chairman of those nominations approved by the council committee.
3. The following procedure is suggested for such presentation ceremonies:
a. The recipient and spouse should be in attendance at the annual meeting or recognition dinner.
b. A district and/or council officer should explain the award and its significance.
c. Eagle Scouts or Silver Award Venturers should be asked to escort the recipients to a place of honor at the head table or on stage.
d. A suitable citation for each recipient should be read indicating what each has done in Scouting.
e. The award (certificate, No. 33719; plaque, No. 17565; and lapel pin, No. 17551) may be presented at this time with appropriate congratulations.
f. The only uniform insignia which accompanies this award is an embroidered overhand knot, No. 05013.
g. A group picture may be taken for use in neighborhood or community newspapers (district responsibility).