ADVANCEMENT & AWARDS
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5 Unique Merit Badges | Scouting’s catalog of merit badges has evolved to include many unique life skills and focus areas. Here are just a few unique badges of the 137 available badges that Scouts earned in Dan Beard Council last year. For a full list of Merit Badges and Requirements, click here.
not only outdoor skills, but leadership skills as well. The program allows individuals to learn about future opportunities through merit badges while improving outdoor skills, demonstrating good citizenship, and how to be a leader in your community, all in great balance.
FAMOUS EAGLE SCOUTS
Here are a few famous Eagle Scouts!
Neil Armstrong, Astronaut &
First to Walk on Moon (1947)
Gerald R. Ford, 38th U.S. President (1927)
Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart (1934)
Steven Spielberg, Director (1961)
Willie Banks, Olympian (1971)
Zach Galifianakis, Actor (1986)
SILVER BEAVER AWARD
The Silver Beaver Award is bestowed upon only those persons who have given continued, unselfish, and effective service to the community, usually through the program of the Boy Scouts of America, but not limited to Scouting. Because Scouters may not nominate themselves for this award, only those persons who have been nominated by their Scouting peers are considered. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition the Dan Beard Council can bestow upon its volunteer leaders.
Congratulations to the individuals shown below who were recipients of the Silver Beaver Award in 2019. For more information on the Silver Beaver Award, click here.
Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the Boy Scouts of America’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the Boy Scouts of America. For details on Dan Beard Council’s 2019 Journey to Excellence ratings, click here.