Silver Beaver and Other Council-level Recognition

Heroes Among Us

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When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, gathering starts at 5:30pm

Where: Ventura County Office of Education, 5189 Verdugo Way, Camarillo, CA 93012

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Silver Beaver Class of 2020

Alan D. Hackney* Curtis Morrissette* Jennifer Flittie * Steve Rhods

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2020 North Star Award

Stanley Mantooth

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2020 William H. Spurgeon III Award

Tim Hagel

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2019 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

Vaughn Armstrong * Wes Fish * Tony Trembley * Mel Wilson

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We will also be recognizing the following heroes:

Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award
Michele Ackerman & Therese Palmisano

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Learning for Life Adult Leadership Award
Evan Hess & Jacob Sipos

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Learning for Life Youth Leadership Award
Aminah Ghanem & Caitlyn Meany

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We will also be recognizing veteran units who have provided 25 or more years of service to the youth of Ventura County

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We are now accepting nominations for Heroes Among Us for 2021

The Silver Beaver award is a national award bestowed at the council level to those registered Scouters whose actions in our community serve as an example to the rest of us.

Information about the VCC Silver Beaver Selection Process

Nomination Form for the Class of 2021 consideration

If you would like to nominate your hero, please complete and submit the nomination form to your district executive or to the Ventura County Council Silver Beaver Selection Committee c/o Ventura County Council, BSA, 509 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. The due date for nomination is by close of business Friday, November 13, 2020.

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Do you know a Hero that is not a registered Scouter?

The North Star award is for non-Scouters. This award is for recognizing individuals for significant contributions such as contributing land for a new service center or for the CPA who has served the council for years or for use at a Distinguished Citizen Awards program for service in the council-served area. This award is on par with the Silver Beaver which recognizes registered Scouters for their distinguished service.

If you would like to nominate your hero, please complete and submit the nomination form to your district executive or to the Ventura County Council Silver Beaver Selection Committee c/o Ventura County Council, BSA, 509 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. The due date for nomination is by close of business Friday, November 13, 2020.

The North Star Nomination Form

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Is your Hero a Venturer or Venturing Leader?

To recognize Venturers and adult Venturing leaders who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code and Venturing Oath, councils may present two awards for youth members and two for adult leaders per year for up to 50 crews, and one additional youth and one additional adult recognition per year for each fraction of 25 crews above 50.

If you would like to nominate your hero, please complete and submit the nomination form to your district executive or to the Ventura County Council Silver Beaver Selection Committee c/o Ventura County Council, BSA, 509 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010.The due date for nomination is by close of business Friday, November 13, 2020.

The Venturing Leadership Award

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Is your Hero a member of the Exploring Division?

The William H. Spurgeon Award is presented to men and women who have rendered outstanding leadership to the Exploring program either as an Explorer post adult leader or as a district, division, or council Exploring adult volunteer.

If you would like to nominate your hero, please complete and submit the nomination form to your district executive or to the Ventura County Council Silver Beaver Selection Committee c/o Ventura County Council, BSA, 509 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. The due date for nomination is by close of business Friday, November 13, 2020.

The William H. Spurgeon, III Nomination Form

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Is your Hero an Educator?

The Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award is presented to people who make their students better people by modeling and teaching Scouting values. The award is not exclusively for classroom teachers. Any school employee who is equipping students to make moral and ethical choices is eligible for this award. This could be a teacher, administrator, cafeteria worker, attendance clerk, resource officer, teacher’s aide, or any number of others. They do not have to be registered with Scouting.

If you would like to nominate your hero, please complete and submit the nomination form to your district executive or to the Ventura County Council Silver Beaver Selection Committee c/o Ventura County Council, BSA, 509 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. The due date for nomination is by close of business Friday, November 13, 2020.

The Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award Information & Nomination Form

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Is your Hero a BSA Alumnus?

The Boy Scouts of America Council Alumnus of the Year Award is the Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) who, over a sustained period of time, have used the skills and values they learned through their association with Scouting to make significant and long-lasting contributions to their local communities through their careers, avocations, and Scouting. This award is similar in scope to that of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for all eligible BSA alumni.

A BSA alumnus includes anyone positively and personally impacted by the BSA—former Scouts, family members of Scouts past and present, community leaders, and the millions of Americans who benefit from Scouting in their communities every day.

If you would like to nominate your hero, please complete and submit the nomination form to your district executive or to the Ventura County Council Silver Beaver Selection Committee c/o Ventura County Council, BSA, 509 Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. The due date for nomination is by close of business Friday, November 13, 2020.

The BSA Alumnus of the Year Award Information & Nomination Form

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Is your unit 25 years old or older?

We’d like to recognize those units who have served council youth for at least 25 years with the Veteran Unit Award. These awards are in 5 year increments. Further information may be found here.

If you would like to have your unit recognized at the dinner, please let your district executive or the Ventura County Council Advancement and Recognition Committee Chair (email: ScoutLeaderLou@gmail.com) know by January 31, 2020.