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Silver Wheel Award for Outstanding Service to IFSR or Scouting

IFSR Youth Service Award for Rotary Clubs Working With Youth

IFSR Community Service Award: Clubs Recognize Scout Units

Cliff Dochterman Award: IFSR Community Organization Award

Youth Service Stories: Taken From Youth Service Awards

Community Service Example: From IFSR Award

Silver Wheel Award

For Outstanding Service by an Individual to IFSR or Scouting

Silver Wheel

The IFSR Silver Wheel Award may be awarded to any Rotarian or Associate who renders exceptional and exemplary service in support of IFSR activities or the Scout Movement worldwide. The awards may be given annually as proposed by this Committee if approved by the Executive Committee. This Committee will establish the nomination process. Any member may nominate a Rotarian for this award.

Each year IFSR recognizes IFSR members (Rotarians or Rotaractors) who have made unique and outstanding contributions through IFSR to Girl Guiding/Scouting or World Scouting and Rotary International.

This is not a Scouting award but an IFSR award and thus we want to honor those of our members who have contributed in an outstanding fashion.

Nomination forms are available and should be submitted by the first of May to our IFSR office which will forward them to the Awards and Recognitions Chair who will make recommendations to the IFSR Executive Committee and the recognitions presented at the IFSR Annual General Meeting at the annual RI Convention.

Download a copy of the Nomination Form. Nominations must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the IFSR Annual General Meeting which is at the RI Convention which is usually in mid-May.


Cliff Dochterman 2002
John Kenny 2002
Harold Friend 2002
Jacques Moreillon 2002
Bud Allison 2003
Pat Metcalf 2003
David Judge 2004
Christine Judge 2004
Al Kappadahl 2004
G John Marmet 2005
Brian Thiessen 2005
Bari Saunders 2005
Richard Oscroft 2005
Niels Rosenboom 2006

Ted Olsen 2007
Eduardo Missoni 2007
Randy Seefeldt 2008
Verl Underwood 2010
Joie Hain 2011
Jack Mayo 2011
Mike Birkholm 2011
Glen Cameron 2012
Ken Scott 2013
Colin Jones 2013
Mike Francis 2013
Steve Henning 2013
Steve Kesler 2014
Zdenek Michalek 2015

Jack Mayo Silver Wheel

On November 11, 2011, Jack Mayo (center) received IFSR's Silver Wheel Award from former RI President, Eagle Scout, and devoted Scouter Cliff Dochterman (left), and IFSR President Brian Thiessen (right). The occasion was a dinner for the Cliff Dochterman Red Coat Endowment to the Permanent Fund of the Rotary Foundation. Several years earlier, Jack received the Cliff Dochterman Award from IFSR President Bud Allison.

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IFSR Youth Service Award

For Rotary Clubs Working With Youth

Youth Service Award

The IFSR Youth Service Award may be awarded to any Rotary Club that renders service in support of Scout and/or Guide activities. The awards may be given annually by the IFSR Webmaster. Recipients are selected from articles posted in media and on-line. Such articles may be brought to the attention of the IFSR webmaster [ ].

This is not a Scouting award nor a Rotary award, but an IFSR award and is intended to reward Rotary Clubs who support local Scout and/or Guide Units and get it publicized in the media and on-line. For examples of what various Rotary Clubs are doing, open the Rotary Club links below. Some examples:

  • Work together on a community service project.
  • Perform a service project at a Scout or Guide camp.
  • Form a partnership with a Scout and/or Guide unit.
  • Recognize Scouts & Guides who attain the highest rank with IFSR Certificates.
  • Recognize a Scout & Guide unit who performs community service with an IFSR Community Service Award.

To insure that the award is available worldwide in a timely manner, it is only distributed electronically. The recipient club will be notified of the award and given instructions on how to download and print the certificate. The award can be downloaded and printed by the club themselves or at a print center.

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A synopsis of recent Youth Service Awards:

Years: 2015 2016


Brentwood Noon Rotary Club in Tennessee

Brentwood 2016

Brentwood Noon Rotary Club (TN) February 3, 2016     (award)
The Brentwood Noon Rotary Club held its 11th annual Little Harpeth River cleanup to clean up 10 miles through the city, removing more than 2,850 pounds of trash.Volunteers from Boy Scout Troops 8, 86, 93 and 747 helped, as well as Cub Scout Packs 6, 136, 223, 290 and 419.

Calhoun Rotary Club (GA), March 24, 2016     (award)
As part of the Calhoun Rotary Club’s Scouting Outreach Program, the club hosted Audie Murphy, Scoutmaster of Troop 39, and Adam Hill, Cubmaster of Pack 39.  They also help The Boys & Girls Clubs, Interact Clubs, and Rotakids Clubs.

Cohasset Rotary Club  (MA), March 29, 2016     (award)
Cohasset Rotary 10K Road Race by the Sea that is turning 40 this year.  It supports many organizations including the Boy Scouts.  Many Eagle Scout projects receive Rotary Club support. The Boy Scouts are one of the biggest groups that help keep the race running.

Devon Rotary Club (CT).  January 10, 2016     (award)
A grant from the Devon Rotary Club funded Girl Scout Jenelle Grant’s Gold Award service project to create a sustainable Art Club at the Jonathan Law High School which presented an art show at the Milford Arts Council.

Eagle River Rotary Club (AK), February 24, 2016     (award)
Steve Puterbaugh, Scoutmaster of Troop 219 in Eagle River, Alaska, received the 2015-2016 Vocational Service Award from the Eagle River Rotary Club for his strong leadership, dedication and devoted service to youth for more than 15 years, both Cub and Boy Scouts.

Great Falls Rotary Club  (MT), February 27, 2016     (award)
Great Falls Rotary Club recognized 22 boys and 3 girls for their Eagle Scout  and Gold Award projects.  This was the 21st time the Rotary Club honored such projects.  Since 1995, more than 622 Scouts have provided 92,729 hours of public service to the community.

Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Club (CA), January 20, 2016     (award)
The Kamloops Daybreak Rotary Club runs Ribfest to support many Kamloops charities including the Girl Guides of Canada.  Ribfest takes over Riverside Park in August for a full weekend of fantastic, free, family fun. It includes entertainment and the family zone.

Knutsford Rotary Club (UK), January 26, 2016     (award)
The Knutsford Rotary Club’s annual Knutsford Jog  benefited the 1st Knutsford Scouts Group to replace the current headquarters with a new, larger modern purpose built timber clad unit for Explorers, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

Middleport Rotary Club (NY).  January 4, 2016     (award)
The Middleport Rotary Club donated a building known as The Scout House in Rotary Park to the village so that local Scouts would have a place to meet.  The Middleport Rotary Club charters Boy Scout Troop 23 in Middleport.

Montrose Rotary Club (UK), March 11, 2016     (award)
Montrose Rotary Club is launching an initiative to recruit new members.  The club will be hosted a drop-in evening for anyone interested in joining and finding out more about the work Montrose Rotary does including sponsoring guides, brownies and scouts to attend camps.

Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club (UK), March 3, 2016     (award)
The Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club presented 90 year-old mayor, Mary Dalton, was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship honor for her long and dedicated service to the Newton Wycliffe Community including service to Scouts and Guides.

Northampton Rotary Clubs (UK): Nene Valley, Northampton, Northampton Becket, and Northampton West Rotary Club.  March 17, 2016     (award)
The annual swimarathon organised by the Rotary clubs in Northampton raised more than £3,000 for charities.  Swimmers from the Brownies, the Girl Guides and the Scouts together with teams made up of members from families and friends participated.

Renton Rotary Club (WA), February 13, 2016     (award)
Rotary Club of Renton recognizes three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month. The club reviews applications and interviews students to identify the Youth of the Month. The students and parents are honored guests at a regular Rotary luncheon.

San Marino Rotary Club (CA), February 23, 2016     (award)
San Marino Rotary Club hosted its annual Chili Cook-Off competition to win prize money for their charity. San Marino Fire Department won 2nd in popular vote and 3rd in judges vote for Boy Scout Troop 358.  Bob Houston won 2nd in judges vote and also selected Troop 358.

Sherborne Castles Rotary Club in the UK

Sherborne 2016

Sherborne Castles Rotary Club (UK).  January 18, 2016     (award)
Thanks to a donation from the Sherborne Castles Rotary Club to fund a coach, the 1st Sherborne Girl Guides were able to visit an activity camp in the New Forest.

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Abingtons Rotary Club (PA), June 8, 2015   (award)
The Abington Rotary Club’s recognized of 8 Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 160, which they charter.

Anaheim Hills Rotary Club (CA), June 8, 2015  (award)
A sensory garden was the Eagle Scout project of Canyon High senior Matthew McMahan in partnership with the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club.

Barnard Castle Rotary Club (UK). December 20, 2015   (award)
The Barnard Castle Rotary Club included the Staindrop Scouts and Barnard Castle Scouts as major recipients in their charitable efforts.

Belconnen Rotary Club in Australia

Belconnen 2015

Belconnen Club (Australia), September 20, 2015  (award)
The Scouts ACT branch, the Rotary Club of Belconnen and in-kind donations made up the $130,000 needed to rebuild the Diamantina Scout Hall after it was targeted by teenage arsonists in 2010.

Berkeley Heights Club (NJ), June 21, 2015  (award)
Boy Scout Troop 368 hosted their 12th annual Rubber Ducky Race at Passaic River Park in Berkeley Heights. This is an annual fundraiser for the Troop is partnered with the Berkeley Heights Rotary Club.

Bewdley Rotary Club (UK). November 17, 2015   (award)
The Bewdley Rotary Club made donations to the Bewdley Guides and Brownies and other community organizations from the proceeds of their recent Button Oak Community Fete.

Blandford Rotary Club (UK), August 5, 2015  (award)
Blandford Rotary Club is making the refurbishment of the 90 year old Blandford Scout Hut a top priority for the club and are working with Blandford Scouts to help raise money for refurbishment.

Buchanan Rotary Club (VA). November 18, 2015   (award)
The Buchanan Rotary Club, Boy Scout Troop 131 and Cub Scout Pack 207 celebrated the completion of renovations to the Buchanan Scout Lodge building. The Buchanan Rotary Club has sponsored Troop 131 since the early 1940s and now sponsors Pack 207. The Rotary Club originally built the Scout Lodge in the mid 1970s.

Cayman Brac Rotary Club in Cayman Islands

Cayman 2015

Cayman Brac Club (Cayman Islands), December 22, 2015 (award)
The Cayman Brac Rotary Club invited Girl Guides, Brownies and Rainbows to their annual Senior Citizens Dinner. Approximately 75 seniors enjoyed dinner and songs and fellowship with young ladies from these youth organizations.

Cohasset Rotary Club (MA), October 23, 2015  (award)
Cohasset Rotary donated more than $1 million to recipients including the Boy Scouts and individual Eagle Scout projects. Fundraisers included a 10K by the Sea, Cohasset Phone Book and an Annual Wine Dinner.

Edwardsville Rotary Club (IL). December 16, 2015   (award)
The Edwardsville Rotary Club honored Edwardsville High School student Ethan Hill as their Student of the Month. Ethan is an Eagle Scout, was a Rotary International Youth Exchange student to Spain and earned the Service Above Self award for Interact. 

Falls Church Rotary Club (VA), October 19, 2015  (award)
The Falls Church Rotary Club recently teamed up with Girl Scout Troop 1251 during the City of Falls Church’s Fall Community Clean Up.

Glendale Rotary Club (AZ). November 5, 2015   (award)
At a special Veterans Day observance, the Glendale Rotary Club presented a Rotary boat to the Boy Scouts of the Grand Canyon Council to use to teach Scouts boating practices. The Mayor, a former Eagle Scout, was a speaker.

Kennett Rotary Club (MO), September 26, 2015  (award)
Kennett Rotary Club contributed to an Eagle Scout Project of Kennett Troop 272 to build and place "Little Free Libraries" in three community facilities.

Kidderminster Rotary Club (UK), August 24, 2015    (award)
Kidderminster Rotary Club has donated £500 for an archery shelter to be built at the district scouts’ outdoor centre in Bewdley in memory of David Pagett.

Kutztown Rotary Club (PA), September 25, 2015    (award)
Kutztown Rotary organized a group effort to harvest 24,240 pounds of potatoes for local food banks as part of the Potato Project. 5 Rotary Clubs, Kutztown's Rotaract Club, and several Girl Scout Troops participated.

Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary Club (PA). November 12, 2015   (award)
The Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary Club supported Boy Scout Adam Maxwell with his Eagle Scout Project where he built stairs, railings and a mid-point landing with a bench for the pavilion at Trinity United Methodist Church in Winfield.

Liberty Rotary Club (TX). December 29, 2015   (award)
The Liberty Rotary Club hosted Scout James Davis, a junior at Liberty High School, who described his Eagle Scout project, to create a special needs park within the Liberty Municipal Park. He intends to raise approximately $50,000 for the special-needs playground equipment.

North Balwyn Rotary Club (Australia), October 26, 2015    (award)
The Rotary Club of North Balwyn established a partnership with the 1st North Balwyn Scout Group. Rotarians assist the Scout Group and the Scouts help at Rotary Fundraisers.

Northville Rotary Club (NY), September 15, 2015    (award)
The Northville Rotary Club presented a check for $915 to the Northville Boy Scout Troop 55 at a Rotary meeting.

Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club (CA), September 2, 2015    (award)
A member of Boy Scout Troop 3 organized a children’s book drive for his Eagle Scout project. The drive brought in 3,247 books for Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club’s Read for Life program.

Revelstoke Rotary Club (BC, Canada). December 9, 2015   (award)
The Revelstoke Rotary Club recognized Roma Threatful as their 2016 Citizen of the Year for her service to the Girl Guides for 38 years — 10 as an kid and 28 as an adult volunteer. She was also recognized for her volunteer work at the Volunteer Fair.

Rochdale East Rotary Club (UK). November 23, 2015   (award)
The Rotary Club of Rochdale East made a donation to the 7th A Rochdale Scout Group to help them modernize and repair their headquarters at Spotland Bridge. The Group HQ was built by the Scouts themselves, and opened in 1962.

Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary Club (NJ), June 21, 2015    (award)
After a luncheon prepared by Girl Scout volunteers at Camp Letico the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park members presented a donation to the Girl Scouts of Camp Letico.

Salida Rotary Club and Salida Sunrise Rotary Club (CO). December 28, 2015 (Salida award)(Salida Sunrise award)
The Salida Rotary Club and Salida Sunrise Rotary Club are near their goal to raise $100,000 to renovate the Scout Hut in Riverside Park, in Salida, Colorado. The Hut was built in 1949 as a meeting place for Scouts. More than 30 organizations use the Scout Hut, as well as Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups.

Southern Ocean Rotary Clubs (NJ), September 23, 2015    (award)
The Boy Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council and the Rotary Clubs of Southern Ocean County join forces for Operation Halloween.

Southside Rotary Club (TX), June 6, 2015    (award)
Members of Boy Scout Troop 232 and Southside Rotary honored fallen servicemen and women by placing flags in observance of Memorial Day. The Flag Project helps fund camp scholarships and other troop projects.

Stratford Rotary Club (CT). November 25, 2015   (award)
Stratford Rotary Club joined with the Stratford IGIP Guides and Princesses, local Boy Scout troops and other groups to help 200 Stratford families enjoy Thanksgiving by distributing turkeys and holiday gift baskets at the Stirling House Community Center.

Ulverston Rotary Club (UK). December 23, 2015   (award)
The Ulverston Rotary Club Broadley award for young people who do work within the local community was presented to the Ulverston-based Xenolith Explorer Scouts for restocking municipal planters, building animal rescue boxes, cleaning up roadside liter, work on a garden project for primary students and more.

Whistler Millennium Rotary Club (BC, Canada). November 16, 2015   (award)
The Whistler Millennium Rotary Club presented the Volunteer of the Year ward to Jennifer Patterson for her role in the Whistler Girl Guides and other groups. She has hosted two Rotary Exchange students and her daughter was a Rotary Exchange Student to Denmark.

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IFSR Community Service Award

For Local Rotary Clubs to Recognize Scout Units

Community Service Award

The IFSR Community Service Award may be awarded by any Rotary Club to a Scout or Guide unit of their choice they wish to recognize for performing community service. The award may be given annually to any Scout or Guide unit by any Rotary Club. Recipients are selected by the Rotary Club.

This is not a Scouting award nor a Rotary award, but an IFSR award and is intended to permit Rotary Clubs to recognize Community Service performed by local Scout and/or Guide units.

To help Rotary Clubs create and print the award locally, this website has a fillable PDF version of the certificate which is easy to fill out:

1) Open the form CommunityServiceAward.pdf

2) Enter the name of the Scout or Guide unit (such as, Troop 101, Metropolis)

3) Enter the name of the Rotary Club (such as Metropolis Rotary Club)

4) Enter the date of the Award presentation

5) Then print the award or save and print at a print center.

Please notify the IFSR webmaster [ ] of the Scout or Guide Unit Name, Rotary Club Name and Date and a record of the award will be posted below on the this IFSR Awards page.
Scout or Guide Unit Name Rotary Club Date
1st Winston Hills Scout Group Hills-Kellyville (Australia) May 2, 2016
1st Patricroft Guide Company Eccles (UK) Jan.25, 2016

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IFSR Community Service Example

Eccles Rotary Club presents IFSR Award to Guide Group


Christmas is always special in Eccles, but the Eccles Rotary club makes it even more special. On November 15, the Club started its 4 week Christmas celebration in Eccles. It included Santa’s Grotto in The Mall in Eccles Shopping Centre where every child that visited received a free Christmas book donated by the Eccles Rotary Club and the parents received mulled apple juice. They also featured free photos with Father Christmas.

IFSR member Rosemary Boardman of the Eccles Rotary Club reports that "On January 25th 2016 the Rotary Club of Eccles ( District 1285) presented to 1st Patricroft Guide Company an IFSR Community Service Award to recognise their help over Christmas 2015 with manning the Father Christmas Grotto in the town centre over the 4 weeks ( during dreadful weather) and helping to distribute books free of charge to local children as Christmas gifts from Rotary."

The IFSR Community Service Award is an award presented by Rotary Clubs to Scout and Guide units of their choice they wish to recognize for performing community service. The award may be given annually to any Scout or Guide unit by any Rotary Club. For more information on this award go to IFSR Community Service Award.

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