Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Walt Disney’s Silver Buffalo Award

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Walt Disney’s Silver Buffalo Award

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Did you know today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia about Walt Disney’s Boy Scouts award?

The Boy Scouts of America’s highest commendation of the invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth is the Silver Buffalo Award. It is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated noteworthy service to youth. The service must be national in scope and can be independent of, or directly through, the Boy Scouts of America. It was first awarded in 1926 and in its 87-year history only 732 awards have been presented, including one Walter E. Disney in 1946. Walt was presented the award for his life’s work, for “contributing to the joy of youth in every land…and the elevation of their standards of good taste.”
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  • http://www.disneydaybyday.com/ Sean @DisneyDayByDay

    Wow what an award, I didn’t know this existed.

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Yeah, I’m sure it’s quite an honor to receive one.

  • DWDelights

    Neat! I had never heard of the Silver Buffalo Award. What an honor for Walt to receive it!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      It’s the perfect award for Walt, isn’t it?

  • Chelsea P.

    What an award! I had never heard this! Love that you post such cool info!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Thanks, Chelsea! This award was a perfect fit for him :)

  • http://www.frontierlandstation.com/ Kimberly @Frontierland Station

    How cool! I had never heard of this before.

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      It’s something you never hear about but was very well deserved.

  • http://heidi-strawser.com Heidi Strawser

    Not surprised that Walt one a prestigious award like this. He definitely went above and beyond to make sure that youth (and their parents) were well entertained and educated!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Absolutely! It’s almost as if that award were created with him in mind :)

  • http://pixiedustsavings.com/ Pixie Dust Savings

    Very cool! It makes me wonder if he was a boy scout as a kid. He sure does contribute joy to the world :)

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      I’ve never read of him being a boy scout. He was already working to help out the family in elementary school, and his days were pretty full. Doubt he had time for it, unfortunately. I’m sure he would have loved it!

  • DIStherapy

    Well deserved, I would say! Thanks for the Walt tidbits Jodi. :D

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse


  • Beth Slagle Wildman

    Yes Walt deserved this award.Love Walt Disney he was an amazing man!!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      I totally agree!

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