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Founders Award

Each Regiment may present up to two (2) Founders Awards per year to Corps members who have shown exceptional service to the Corps and their Community.

One Award each year must be given to a youth.  The second may be given to a youth or adult.  If only one award is presented, it must be to a youth.

The award is a Jefferson Peace Medal suspended from a Royal Blue Neck Ribbon.


Nominations should come in the form of a letter which includes the Nominees Name, Outpost, Advisors name and contact information, and a description of the nominees accomplishments.  In the case of nominating an Outpost Advisor, please include an Associate Advisors Contact information.  This letter is to be sent to your Regimental Clerk.

The Regimental Clerk will save a copy of the nomination and present the originals to a committee made up of all previous recipients of the founders award in that Regiment, who will choose the recipient(s) by a vote.

The results will be shared with the Regimental Officers immediately and announced publicly do that the recipients may be present, and have family in attendance, when the award is presented at the Regiments annual Rendezvous.

If there are no previous award winners, and/or no regimental officers established, voting may be done at the Rendezvous with written and floor nominations and a secret ballot process.

The award is available through Craig Murray for the cost of postage.

History of the Award

The first awards were presented at the first regimental Rendezvous, the Western Region Rendezvous at Fort Clatsop, June 27th, 2015.  They were given, fittingly, to the three Founders of the Corps of Discovery, Joe Garrett, Craig Murray, and Matt Petrick (for his service as a youth).