The Torch of Gold is a council-level distinguished award of the Boy Scouts of America to recognize adults for exceptional service and leadership in working with Scouts who have disabilities. Each council may recognize one Scouter per year with the award. Details are listed on the nomination form, available online.
The nominee must be a registered Scouter with at least three years of volunteer service supporting Scouting with disabilities. The service may be in any Scouting leadership capacity related to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers with disabilities, including educating other Scouters about disabilities and working with youth who have disabilities.
Recipients may be presented with the medal shown here, along with a lapel pin and certificate. The medal is item #645007 and the associated pin is item #645008.
Councils that award the Torch of Gold Award should also consider nominating the winner for the national Woods Services Award