The Silver Buffalo is the highest award that National BSA can present to its volunteers.
The Silver Buffalo Award is awarded upon action of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America to volunteers Scouters and other individuals for outstanding service to youth on a national basis or over a significant period of national service to a youth agency or in actions affecting youth. The Silver Buffalo Award is the traditional award presented to the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America sometime during his term of office.
Candidates for this award must be nominated. Self-nomination disqualifies the candidate.