The Recruit of the Year Award is presented at the Birthday usually by the Assistant Scoutmaster of Recruiting to a scout who has completed their first full year in the troop as of the contemporary birthday. The award is represented by a gold medal hanging from a red, white, and blue ribbon for the scout's Class A Dress Uniform.
Eligibility and VotingEdit
Every year, during a PLC, the Staff and Patrol Leaders review the first year scouts and vote for the scout that best exemplifies the Paoli 1 spirit, worked actively with his Patrol, and achieved superior advancement in his first year. The senior scouts present will be polled and a consensus will be formed.
Typically the recipient will be a scout who has earned his First Class Rank and has high trip attendance.
2016-17, 106th Birthday - Matt Boccella
2015-16, 105th Birthday - Jerry Peng
2014-15, 104th Birthday - Ethan Skorup
2013-14, 103rd Birthday - Ross Curcio
To see past recipients click here .