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The Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a Scout council can bestow on an adult volunteer leader. The award is presented to those volunteers who have provided noteworthy service that impacts the lives of youth and who have made outstanding contributions to the Scouting program. Nominations are recommended by the local council and approved by the BSA National Council. The Greater St. Louis Area Council presented its first Silver Beaver Awards in January 1932.

The council recognizes its newest Silver Beaver honorees each year at the Council Recognition Event.

Council Annual Volunteer Recognition Night
May 15th |5:30pm|UMSL-Touhill Performing Arts Center
Register Here for the Event and purchase shout outs

Recognize a Silver Beaver recipient in the event program by purchasing a SHOUT OUT!
One Line Shout Out: $15.00
1/4 Page Shout Out: $25.00
Half Page Shout Out: $50.00
Full Page Shout Out: $100
Shout Outs are due to Kim.Bluemberg@scouting.org by April 30th.


Recognize A Deserving Scouter

Nominations are due by January 31, 2024, and should be sent to Kim Blumenberg.

Silver Beaver Award Nomination Form

2023 Silver Beaver Class

Congratulations to the 2023 Silver Beaver Class!

Mark Beyke – Egyptian
Chris Kallaos – New Horizons
Kris Mehrtens – Gravois Trail
Brandon Noblin- Ozark Trailblazers
Heidi Mansdoerfer – Boone Trails
David Allsop – Boone Trails
George Ripplinger – Soaring Eagle
Bob Going – Gravois Trail
Frank Masterson-Cherokee

Frankie Williams – Big Muddy
Robert Clay – Cherokee
Mark Balbes- New Horizons
Kevin McDaniel – Greater St. Louis Area Council Board
Sophia Bright -Boone Trails
Francella Jackson – Greater St. Louis Area Council Board
Patrick Givens – Gravois Trails
Susan Benedict- Osage
John Ebert- Keystone

Bob Blacklock- Piasa Bird
Mike Edler – New Horizons
Terry Meyers- Osage
Nathan Morrell – Arrowhead
David Hundt – Arrowhead
Sophie Craft – New Horizons

Silver Beaver Bio Submission

Silver Beaver recipients, please complete the ‘Bio Submission Form’ by Friday, March 31st.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Kim Blumenberg.

Since 1932, the Greater St. Louis Area Council has had more than 1,800 Silver Beaver recipients. See theSilver Beaver Award Data- all-time list Silver Beaver Award Data- all time list.

Silver Beaver Bio Submission

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