The Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scout of America is pleased to announce the selection of 71 Silver Beaver recipients for 2012-2013. Among the recipients were four men from Tooele County. A recognition ceremony was held March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Bountiful Regional Center in North Salt Lake.
Tooele resident Roger Ekins, committee chair, chartered organization representative and district cub roundtable commissioner; Tooele resident Michael Perry, committee member; Stansbury Park resident Bryan Slade, committee member and institutional head; and Lake Point resident James Willes, scout parent unit coordinator, assistant district commissioner and district unit commissioner, each received the Silver Beaver Award.
The Silver Beaver Award for distinguished Service to Boyhood was authorized by the Boy Scouts of America in 1932. It is the highest recognition that may be made by the local council. Those eligible to be considered for nomination of the award are registered Scouters with impressive records of outstanding service in Scouting, church and community. A special committee makes nominations after careful study and review of the records of hundreds of worthy candidates followed by approval of key council officers. In addition, all awards must be approved by the national Distinguished Service Committee of the Boy Scouts of America. It is indeed an honor to receive the Silver Beaver Award.