The SOSSI Distinguished Philatelist Award, established in 2004, focuses on technical philatelic excellence and is based on philatelic achievement with Scouts on stamps in such areas (but not necessarily all areas) as exhibiting, judging, researching, expertizing and authoring.
|1||Frederick P. Lawrence, PhD||2005||Author, exhibitor, international judge, expertizer, FRPSL|
|2||Erhard "Ernie" Stermole||2007||Author, premier Australian Scout and Guide stamp philatelist|
|3||Hallvard Slettebø||2010||FIP Gold medal exhibitor, international judge, webmaster, FRPSL|
|4||Albrecht Zimmermann||2014||FIP Gold medal exhibitor, international judge|
|5||Gottfried Steinmann||2015||Researcher, father of IFSCO, international exhibitor, Scouter|
|6||Tony Manson||2017||Author, exhibitor, premier Canadian Scout and Guide philatelic researcher, SOSSI officer and Honorary Director|
|7||Lawrence E. Clay||2018||Author, exhibitor, Scout new issue researcher, SOSSI officer and Honorary Director|