Adult Leader of Boy Scouts Troop 313 Receives Silver Beaver Award from Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

Top Quote Peggy Kirk, adult leader of Boy Scouts Troop 313, received the Silver Beaver Award during the 2019 Boy Scouts of America Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Banquet for her outstanding demonstration of dedication to Scouting. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 09, 2019 - Clearwater, FL – On May 4th, Mrs. Peggy Kirk of Boy Scouts Troop 313, chartered to the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, was awarded the Silver Beaver at the 2019 Boy Scouts of America Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Banquet. The banquet was held at Kwazi Gazebo at Busch Gardens and had approximately 100 adult leaders guests in attendance.

    “It is said that the Silver Beaver Award is not given to those who seek it; rather, the Council awards it to those who do not.” said Geary Titus, Troop Commissioner for the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.

    Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. This award is given to Scout leaders who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. More than 50,000 recognitions have been bestowed to date.

    This year’s banquet opened with a reception followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Guests enjoyed home-style BBQ including ribs, mac & cheese, collard greens and pineapple upside down cake as prepared by Busch Gardens.

    The entire Troop 313 Committee was present to support Mrs. Kirk as she received her medal on stage. Mrs. Kirk was one of 13 adult volunteers in the council to be awarded that evening.

    “Dedicated volunteers like Mrs. Kirk are vital to the success of the BSA Program.” said Dylan Pires, Community Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology FSO. “They help youth learn life skills that they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives. Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wan an Eagle Scout himself and once said, ‘Of all the information which became important to me, such as photography, woodlore, signaling, and many other subjects, the basics of it was laid in Scouting.’”

    Troop 313 is open to youth of any faith, as with any troop. Participants in the Scouting program are encouraged to be faithful and loyal, as laid out in the Scout Oath and Law.

    To find out more information about Troop 313, please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter ( @ ) ccvfl dot org dot

    About the Church of Scientology:
    The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit

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