Thursday, July 3, 2008



The National SCV Awards Committee and GHQ at Elm Springs is concluding the 2008 SCV Reunion Awards Program preparation.

Deadlines have passed, and some divisions have not communicated any nominations.

Please send all eligible nominations ASAP to GHQ per the official guide attached: (Executive Director Ben Sewell) (National Membership Coordinator Bryan Sharp) (Chairman O'Neal)

Thank y'all for participating.

Greg A. O'Neal,

ChairmanSCV Awards Committee

407 847-9854 home

407 791-4734 cell

(As published in the 2006 SCV MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY, except my e-mail address changed last year and it was updated on the SCV National Committees webpage contact link at that time as shown above.)

AWARDS PROGRAM FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION July 16 - 19, 2008 Concord, North Carolina

The SCV Awards Manual was last revised in February 2006. All awards will be in accordance with this revised edition. The Awards Manual may be downloaded from the SCV website. Previous editions of the Awards Manual are obsolete.

Awards Display
The SCV Awards Display will be set-up for the National Convention in Mobile near the SCV Headquarters table by noon on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. This is the drop-off and pick-up point for all SCV awards at the convention.

Best Camp Award
Camps who wish to participate in this competition should print a copy from the SCV website or they may request one from GHQ if they have no internet access. Entry forms should be sent to:

Compatriot Chuck Norred
Best Camp Competition
16526 Karen Rd
Madera, CA 93638

All entries should be on the new form approved effective July 1, 2002. Any forms from previous years will not be valid. Please check and make sure you have the current form. Up-to-date forms should be available on the SCV website. Deadline for best camp entry forms is June 15, 2008.

Newsletter Awards
To be entered in the newsletter competition, four (4) copies of each newsletter issued during the eligibility period must be submitted to the National Awards Committee by June 15, 2008. Eligibility period is July 2007 issue through June 2008 issue. See the Awards Manual for all details that must accompany the entry. Newsletters should be sent to:

Compatriot Gary Ayres
SCV Newsletter Competition
3615 S 70th Rd
Humansville MO 65674

Scrapbook and Historical Project Award
Entries for the scrapbook or historical project awards must be delivered to the awards display table not later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008. No entries will be accepted after that time. Camps must arrange to pick up their entries on Saturday, prior to the dismantling of the Awards Display Table. Entries not picked up will be discarded at the end of the convention. See the Awards Manual for requirements and details for these awards.

Best Website Award
SCV units interested in competing for the Best Website Award should submit their URL through the link on the front page of the website at no later than June 15, 2008. Judging will be performed by experienced webmasters outside the SCV, based on generally recognized criteria for website excellence. Judging will take place at a randomly chosen time between June 10 and July 10, 2008.

Individual Member Awards
Any nominations for individual member awards should be submitted by Division Commanders to the GHQ no later than June 15, 2008 to allow time for Awards Committee review, approval by the Commander in Chief, and for the staff to prepare the awards and include the names in the Awards Luncheon Booklet. Please submit these award recommendations even sooner if you are able to do so. If you miss this deadline, GHQ will not be able to list your division’s award recipients in the souvenir booklet.

Presentation of Awards
All awards will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 18, 2008 or at the Saturday night banquet on July 19, 2008. Please pick up your award after the luncheon as well as those of men in your camp to take them home with you. This simple process will also save the SCV hundreds of dollars of postage expense and enable the staff to process your dues and new memberships more quickly when they return to GHQ.