Ten Scout Volunteers Receive Prestigious Silver Beaver Award

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) April 02, 2011 - The Boy Scouts of America's Occoneechee Council has chosen to recognize ten of its adult volunteers their dedication and service to the local community. All ten received the Council's historic Silver Beaver Award at an awards ceremony held at Camp Durant's Grand Lodge.

    The recipients are: Doug Branson of Cameron; Herb Council of Cary; Kirk Johnson of Fayetteville; Kari McMichael of Raleigh; Parks Newby of Raleigh; Paul Newby of Raleigh; R. Doyle Parrish of Raleigh; Robert Spivey of Cary; Jim Summers of Hillsborough and Deborah Wiggins of Fayetteville.

    "All of these recipients exemplify everything that the Silver Beaver Award stands for," says John Akerman, Scout Executive of the Occoneechee Council. "They have all tirelessly served their communities for years, without the thought of being recognized for his hard work. That kind of selfless commitment is what I look for when deciding who should receive this award."

    Introduced in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is the highest award that a volunteer can receive from a Council. The Council looks for registered adult leaders who impact the lives of youth by implementing the Scouting program and performing community service, often for many years.

    About The Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America
    The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and serves the following North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake, and Warren. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Occoneechee Council, visit www.ocscouts.org or call 800-662-7102.

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