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Boy Scouts Honor Dozens at Awards Reception

January 8, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact Katie Godbout
Public Relations Director

Boy Scouts Honor Dozens Awards Reception

(OMAHA, NEB.) – Jan. 8, 2014 – Recognizing the volunteers who provide unparalleled experiences for more youth is essential to continuing to attain the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Dozens of volunteers from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota will be recognized on Saturday, January 11 at the annual Council Awards Reception, Truhlsen Campus Events Center, 42nd & Emile, Omaha, NE 68198. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

The highest honor that a volunteer can receive from the local Boy Scout Council is the Silver Beaver Award. The Mid-America Council will be honoring 18 individuals with the award on Saturday – the most the council’s ever given in one year! Click here to learn about the Silver Beaver Award.

Honoring the following Silver Beaver Award Recipients:

Dennis

Bender

Omaha

NE

James

Benes

Omaha

NE

Melvin

Clark

Omaha

NE

Robert

Dalrymple

Omaha

NE

Thomas

Gensichen

Omaha

NE

Warren

Johnson

Omaha

NE

Kathy

Joiner

Omaha

NE

Suzette

Juel

Council Bluffs

IA

Michael

Livergood

Bellevue

NE

John

Matteson

Columbus

NE

Deborah

Reinard

North Sioux City

SD

Daniel

Rock

Omaha

NE

Kristina

Ronfeldt

Omaha

NE

W. David

Scott

Omaha

NE

Clarence

Sholly

Spencer

IA

Chris

Sjoberg

Bellevue

NE

Justin

Wyatt

Glenwood

IA

William

Young

Underwood

IA

Boy Scouts Awards Reception
The William H. Spurgeon III Award is the highest recognition for individuals and organizations contributing significant leadership to the Exploring program.  This year, Scott Vlasek will receive the award for his service and leadership to the Aviation Exploring Post (518) sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute

James E. West Award, Venturing Leadership Awards, National Youth Leadership Society, Medal of Merit, and the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.

The Events Center is located at 619 South 42nd Street, within the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education, on the northeast corner of 42nd and Emile streets. Parking is free on campus in the evening and on weekends in a parking lot directly across the street from the Campus Events Center. Tickets cost $40 at the door.

About the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth. The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council serves more than 24,000 youth in 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.  For more information, visit www.mac-bsa.org.

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