This article was published in the Spring 2022 issue of Abilities Digest.
The 2023 deadline for Woods Services Award nominations is January 30.
The National Special Needs and Disabilities (SND) Committee is pleased to announce the two Woods Services Awards for 2022: Rick Smith and Maribel Medino Marrero. Both Rick and Maribel have made, and are still making, a difference in the lives of many, many, special needs youth. They are most deserving of the Woods Services Award. Congratulations to both.
The Woods Services is a national award for exceptional service and leadership to Scouts with Special Needs and Disabilities. The nominee should have served Scouts with disabilities, strictly as a volunteer, for at least 3 years in several capacities at the unit, district, council, and/or national levels of the Boy Scouts of America. This award is sponsored by the Woods Services Foundation in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and administered by the BSA National SND Committee. The recipient receives a beautiful recognition from the Woods Foundation and may wear the BSA community service square knot with the special needs device.