The Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award has been developed by the Educational Relationships Subcommittee (ERSC) of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Fretwell was a professor of education at Columbia University, an early thinker in the Scouting movement, and the second Chief Scout Executive of the BSA (succeeding James E. West). The Fretwell Award is presented by local Scouters to teachers, educational support staff, and school administrators who stand out from their professional peers in instilling Scouting values in their students. Dr. Fretwell championed Scouting programs as extracurricular learning opportunities that promoted positive values and community service.
The Palmetto Council will award the Elbert K Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award to one educator in each of our districts. Please take a moment to complete the below nomination form for an educator who best exemplifies the Scout Oath and Law and teaches students to make good decisions. NOMINATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2018.