By Barbara Foley
Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts recognized seven outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The 2011 Commissioner’s Award was presented to Lil Shurtleff, while Bill Johnston received the President’s Award. Lil Shurtleff and Bill Johnston were recognized for their outstanding leadership in scouting and for their performance of community service through many years of hard work, self sacrifice and dedication.
Five individuals received the distinguished ‘Silver Beaver’ award: Vernon Buchman II, Dr. Robert Glenn Carter, Bryan D. Logie, Robert Savadge and Jack Williamson. The Silver Beaver Award is a council-level distinguished service award for registered adult Boy Scout leaders who have made a significant impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
“These awards signify the great impact that these and all our fine Boy Scout volunteers and leaders are having in our community every day," said Coastal Empire Council Executive Board President Pat O’Connor. Scout Executive Tom Cardiff added, “These individuals have displayed excellence in leadership and dedicated countless hours helping our area youth. We thank them and all our excellent volunteers for the many services they perform that allow us to provide quality programs that teach youth the life skills necessary to becoming successful adults.”
Established in 1920, the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 7000 young men and women annually in coastal Georgia though traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.” Contact the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America online at www.bsasavannah.org or at 912-927-7272.
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