Submit Honor Idea

Creating a new NAD AY Honor proposal is not an “easy Sunday afternoon” activity.  It requires a significant amount of time and other resources and must be evaluated at many stages as to whether the proposal is valid for an audience that encompasses the entire North American Division (United States, Canada, St Pierre and Miquelon, Bermuda, Guam, North Mariana Islands, Palau, The Marshall Islands, Wake Island, and the Federated States of Micronesia).

In nearly 100 years of Pathfinder honor development, only about 400 honors have been approved.  Thus, reaching that level of excellence is a special “honor.”  However, as is evidenced by an honor's comparative scarcity, not all fun activities, skills, or lessons are “worthy” to become AY Honors.

If you wish to learn more about the process of AY Honor Development, these guidelines are for you.

Download the Complete Honor Development Guidelines & Checklist as a PDF.

This document includes:

What happens next?  How do I know when/if the proposal is approved?  The NAD Honors Taskforce uses this Standard Operating Procedures document to process your submission.

Honor Token Shapes

Since 1996, it has been NAD policy that only NAD/GC approved honors use the oval token shape. All club, conference, and union honor tokens are to be a diamond shape of the same width and height of the standard oval. Background colors should match the NAD/GC standard for the category. Please refer to page 10 of the Uniform Policy PDF.