Silver Beaver Recipients

Silver Beaver AwardThe Silver Beaver is the highest honor that any Boy Scout Council can bestow on an adult volunteer. Instituted in 1931, it is awarded “for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Cub Scouters, Scouters, Varsity Scouters, and Venturing Leaders within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council.” Candidates are nominated by other Scouters, selected by a committee of previous recipients, and approved by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Awards are presented each January at the Council’s Annual Awards Dinner.

Nominations for future recipients on a standard form are due at the Council Office on or about December 1 each year. The form should be completed with examples of leadership and service to youth that meets the criteria for selection. The nominee should not be told of his/her nomination as the Council can only select a limited number (currently 4) annually based on the number of registered units within the Council. After the Selection Committee has met and the National Office has approved the nomination, the Council will make an announcement of selected individuals.

Silver Beaver Recipients of Los Padres Council (1995 – present)

1995 Ed Allan Terry H. Downard Hans Duus
Andrea E. Mesko Miguel Velasquez
1996 Ted Fox Lina Fryckman * Kenneth Gouff
John Murray Jack Shively Rodger Sorro
1997 Karen Cirincione Roy W. Jennings Martin Johnson
Steve Jordan Sue Snowdy
1998 Craig Beebe Lars Jungheim * Robert McNall
Virginia Stillman * Harold Wells
1999 George Hains, Jr. * Gary R. Ricks Janice Somers
2000 Susan DeLeon Robin Haeuser Bob Herd
Laurie Tamura Tom Turner
2001 Milton Batson Dennis Iden Gary Johnson
Greg Somers
2002 Alan Courtney Harvey Lynn John Silva
2003 Lynn H. Johnson Lester Sloane Terry Pew
Rick Graff
2004 Wayne M. Rascati Richard E. Toczek Stephen Record
Randolph A. Newton Jay E. McCord Jac A. Crawford
Brad Ross
2005 Rosemary Zea Bauer Paul Ladwig J Johnson
Kathryn McClure Robin Dee Thompson Joseph M. Bauer
Howard McMasters Robert A. Burtness
2006 Larry Boice Vance Matzke Kenneth Thompson
Mark Sands Helen Wells Dwight Morey
Ralph Moore
2007 Bob Floyd Eve Giroux Mark Johnston
Scott Matthew Carl Pabst Mary Padilla
Kenneth Smith Kent Vining
2008 Dennis Collins * Reese Davies James Gaskell
David Kudija Charles (Chuck) Sorensen
2009 Larry Basham David Brown Jay DeCou
George Michaels Lee Wise
2010 David Athey Deborah DalZuffo Max Haws
Bruce Porter
2011 Cynthia Beaudette Alan Munch Robert J. Murray
Steven D. von Dohlen
2012 Edward DeBruin John DeLeon James Gutierrez
Ashley Wayne White
2013 James Bartlett Harry Holden Wm. “Trey” Pinner
John Zuchelli
2014 George Brown Lani Collins Brian Hascall
Nick Yost
2015 Ann Ladwig Donald Luce Tom Parsons
2016 Randal Moos Robert Putney
2017 Trent Benedetti James Brown David Hix
William Holden
2018

      * = deceasedPlease let the Council Office know when any prior recipient has passed away.

Silver Beaver Recipients of Mission Council (1931 – 1994)

1931 Taylor McDougal *
1935 Henry P. Lincoln * J. Defray Silva *
1936 Harold A. Foster * L. D. Waller *
1937 J. J. Eisenberg * M. Stewart Fullerton *
1939 Otto Kramer * George W. Smith
1941 Laurence Heiges * R. F. MacFarland *
1943 Ross McCabe * F. A. McKenzie *
1945 J. A. Jacques * O. B. Westmont *
1946 Ed Savary *
1947 A. D. Everett * Morris Gaver *
1949 Ralph McNall * David H. Schauer *
1950 Robert R. Lee * Clarence Phelps *
1951 Roscoe Masonheimer * Harley Towsley *
1952 Alfred E. Skinner Herman Swartz *
1953 Basil Gilmour * Harvey Holt *
1954 Gene M. Harris * Harry Lamb *
1955 George Gunterman * William S. Porter *
1956 John Adams * Burton S. Minish *
1957 B. A. Burkard * Ralph Nair
1958 Richard Arbagey Horace Coshow *
1959 Neilo Dal Porto Ernest C. Ruiz
1960 Earl Calvert Eugene Dueber
1961 Charles Benedetto * Robert Petersen
1962 Salvatre D’Andrea * H. I. Dick Williams
1963 Elmer L. Jones, Sr. * Lester Tognazzini
1964 Fred Farlow Marius D. Westcott
1965 Edgar Hall, Jr. * John L. Locke * Donald Stillman *
1966 Oliver L. Alcorn Joseph C. Harris * Niels F. “Slim” Larsen *
1967 Wesley B. Harrison * Carden Silva Charles Stearns *
1968 Leroy J. Begg Charles Hurlbut Robert Pierce
1969 Donald C. Becker, Jr. Walter Livingston Glenn Trussell
1970 David Bickmore Dwight Copley Roscoe Low
1971 Bonnie Baldwin * + Shirley Korwalkik * +
1972 Clair O. Harding * William Praus James Spencer *
1973 Kenneth Baldwin * Ralph H. Good, Jr. * Donald Jacques *
Ellie Overbo +
1974 D. Darlene Brocksmith + James R. Chappel James Davis *
Mardel Pratt + Larry Viegas
1975 Walter Barrows James Dewey Arthur Grossman *
Seward Heckaman Eleanor Jolly * Kenny Pratt
1976 Stanley U. Bartlett * David Coleman Donald Fuller
Jess Jolly
1977 Clayton K. Call * Larry Miller Robert D. Sloan
William Weber
1978 E. R. Jim Blakley Robert Heiduk Henry L. Matter
Robert Skeen *
1979 A. Spaulding Birss David E. Cherry * Robert A. McFarland
George H. Wehnau *
1980 Henry S. Antolini Noreen Englebert * Henry Korczak *
Shirley Shaw *
1981 Pastoria Anadon * Michael Simmons, Sr. Ron Smith
John E. Snyder
1982 Karl N. Haws Kent C.Humpherys Frank J. Johnston, Jr.
William Knoieczny
1983 Fred Griffith William Long Ihsan Saib
Edward Seidel
1984 Paul Anadon John Shellabarger Ron Simms
Lynn Spear *
1985 Mal Dohrman Paul Ferenz H. William Lunt
Norm Rigby
1986 Edmund A. Barbeau Sheila Braithwaite Elmer L. Jones, Jr.
Jack Watkins
1987 Donald L. Anderson Richard Collett * Rock Kirkham *
Linda Marlett *
1988 Allan Braithwaite * William N. Gully * James D. Moon
John W. Wideman *
1989 Hershel Brewer Mike Espino * William McAndrew
Sam Soga
1990 George A. Howe Vicki Sorensen William Whitehouse
Claude Worsham
1991 Jerry Bowman Ortwin Holdt * C. Richard James, Jr.
Sue Schuyler
1992 Margaret Bowman Barbara Ferenz James May *
Garry “Pops” Sheley *
1993 Diane R. Jones * Carla Luchetti Paul Marlett
Phil Mosier
1994 Charles Bailey William E. Gordon, Jr. John S. Rathbone
Harry Vizzolini*

Note:  Recipients which have a “+” next to their name received the Silver Fawn Award, the female equivalent during much of the 1970’s. 

      * = deceased

Silver Beaver Recipients of Santa Lucia Council (1935 – 1994)

1935 Howard W. Kirtland * Lyle F. Carpenter *
1936 A. E. Ruda *
1941 Cecil M. Carpenter * J. Franz Wagner *
1942 A. L. Chapman
1943 Henry T. Bull * William A. Turner *
1944 W. B. Howes * R. E. D. Hoyle *
1945 Henry Minetti *
1946 M. S. Willard D. R. DeChaine * Malcolm Sears
1947 Harold C. Goodale * William T. Smith *
1948 Wes Baker * Vern Loyd *
1949 L. L. Stanley * Don Wright *
1951 Ray B. Lyon *
1952 Eugene Reese *
1953 Cliff Boswell *
1954  Clive Remund, Sr. *
1955 Arthur J. Godfrey
1956 Bryant R. Kitzman
1957 J. Vard Loomis *
1958 Gus Appulin * Jack Gooding *
1959 Jim Dewar *
1960 George Andre *
1961 Orville M. Schultz
1962 Marvin Hartwig *
1963 Harold Bragg * Raymond Willis Buck *
1964 Arthur J. Madson *
1965 Archie R. McCormick
1966 George Wofford
1967 Robert E. Smeltzer *
1968 Norman F. Jensen * James E. Sverchek *
1969 Edison A. French * Harry L. Ovitt
1970 William R. Fredman * D. G. Porter *
1971 Carl T. Dubuy Fred E. Lowe
1972 John E. Dryden * Kenneth E. Heinsohn * Patricia Jean Phillips * +
1973 William E. Murphy Frank R. Peterson *
1974 Joan Compton * + Donald J. Kahn, Sr. Theo C. Maino *
1975 Walter J. Galloway Eugene J. Medzyk
1976 James W. Tabb IV
1977 Walter P. Schroeder *
1978 William E. Compton R. Dean Robinson
1979 Vincent L. Ray
1980 Lois Ann Greenall Larry E. Nunes *
1981 Myra Oldham
1982 Helen Herrera Wesley Hiltbrand
1983 Albert E. Davis Howard D. Mankins
1984 Rosemary Fryer * Warren Sinsheimer
1985 Jackie Lee Leverenz Meredith Sanford
1986 Robert Dourson Emil L. Mesko
1987 Bob Gaster * Kent Wetzel
1988 Roger Keep Richard Ochs
1989 Frank T. Lebens Ole K. Viborg
1990 J. Dennis Ahearn * Richard Ochs
1991 Fred Athey Michael J. Sanders
1992 Randy Genske William McLane
1993 Lee Neidengard Michael M. Salmon James M. Snowdy
1994 David K. Anderson James E. Brightwell * Lani Chillingsworth
Nancy Evers Ira “Jack” Hughes * Thomas L. Richards
Katheleen Warfield

Note: Recipients which have a “+” next to their name received the Silver Fawn Award, the female equivalent during much of the 1970’s.

* = deceased

Silver Beaver Recipients from Other Councils Active in our Council

Name Year Council
Richard Burckmann Buttes Area Council
Robert Carmichael
Glenn Carroll
Donald Cone * 1973 Stanford Area Council
Theron Freese
Edward “Bud” Girard Old Baldy Council
David Harris *
Herman Hendrickson
Arthur Z. Hirsch *
William Larrson *
Hal Lowery *
Charles Murray
John K. Northrop *
E. J. O’Brien
E. F. “Bud” Reid *
Cleland C. Ross *
Bill Sawyer
Dale Smith 1976
Robert V. Spencer
Charles Stevens
Lester R. (Rick) TerBorch 1987 Ventura County Council
Mario Viscovi 1970 Southern Sierra Council
Winthrop Vittum *
Joseph Wardlaw
John Wood 1991 Alamo Area Council
Richard Wright *

 

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