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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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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