Creating and Submitting a New Honor

NEW in 2016 -

Creating a new NAD AY Honor proposal is not an “easy Sunday afternoon” activity.  It requires a significant amount of time and other resources and must be evaluated at many stages as to whether the proposal is valid for an audience that encompasses the entire North American Division (United States, Canada, St Pierre and Miquelon, Bermuda, Guam, North Mariana Islands, Palau, The Marshall Islands, Wake Island, and the Federated States of Micronesia).  

In nearly 100 years of Pathfinder honor development, only about 400 honors have been approved.  Thus, reaching that level of excellence is a special “honor.”  However, as is evidenced by an honor's comparative scarcity, not all fun activities, skills, or lessons are “worthy” to become AY Honors.  

If you wish to learn more about the process of AY Honor Development, these guidelines are for you.

Download the Complete AY Honor Development Guidelines & Checklist as a PDF

This document includes:

What happens next?  How do I know when/if the proposal is approved?  The NAD Honors Taskforce uses this Standard Operating Procedures document to process your submission.

History:  In 2010, the NAD Pathfinder Advisory commissioned the NAD Honors Taskforce with developing a philosophy document that would provide guidance and procedures for processing and evaluating new AY Honor submissions.  The new packet of Guidelines released in 2016 provides detailed instructions for honors submissions, including extensive tutorials and online helps.