As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer, the Boy Scouts of America recognizes the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. Of the awards that the BSA presents each year to those on the local council, regional, and national levels, the Silver Beaver is among the most prestigious. This recognition is granted by one’s own peers in Scouting for distinguished service to youth. (Other BSA awards, by comparison, are granted only to those who have completed a prescribed course of study or have participated in special training sessions.)
Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented within a BSA local council for distinguished service to young people. The Silver Beaver is one of the highest awards bestowed on adult members of the BSA. Less than 20 people receive this award each year.
Linda will be recognized during the Greater St Louis Area Council Awards Dinner in May. Please join me in congratulating Linda on this distinguished honor.