Silver Beaver 2022 Call for Nominations

 

Once again, it’s time to recognize exceptional contribution by Suffolk County Council’s volunteers.  Every one of us knows someone who has made a noteworthy impact on the lives of youth through service given to Suffolk County Council and our communities.  The recognition of these Scouting volunteers depends on you.

The Silver Beaver is the highest award that a BSA council can present in recognition of a scouter’s exceptional service to Scouting on the Council level, and to the community.  The National Council established the Silver Beaver Award in 1931 to recognize those who have provided distinguished service to Scouting, youth outside of Scouting, and the community.  Since then, over 50,000 scouters have been recognized nationally.  Each local council is authorized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to confer the Silver Beaver Award on those individuals who have made an exceptional and noteworthy impact on Scouting on the Council level and the community.

The Silver Beaver is where their efforts can be recognized and honored.  There are many Suffolk County Council volunteers that have been recognized and honored with the Silver Beaver Award based on their positive contributions on the Council level.  And there are many who are worthy of nomination.  Recipients of the 2022 Silver Beaver Award will be honored at the Suffolk County Council Annual Fellowship Dinner on March 24, 2022 at the East Wind, 5720 NY 25A, Wading River, NY 11792 – or another venue or occasion, subject to change due to COVID-19, as we have needed to do the last two years.

The youth of Suffolk County are blessed with many noteworthy volunteers.  In nominating a Scouter for the Silver Beaver, nomination information that is as complete as possible helps in determining who will receive this honor. The Silver Beaver Award recognizes Scouters who have provided exceptional service at the Council level. Community Service, serving youth outside of Scouting, Scouter training, and significant and noteworthy contributions are also selection criteria.  Please start thinking and take the time to nominate those who have been exceptional in giving of their time and effort to our Suffolk County Council, as well as youth outside our Council. 

 Submitted nominations must be received on the official Suffolk County Council Nomination form only, as posted on the Council Website, by Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by 5:00pm – no exceptions or extensions – by mail, email, faxing, or personally delivering to arrive to: Mark Businski, Silver Beaver Committee Co-Chair, 118 Widgeon Court, P.O. Box 926, Great River, NY 11739-0926, mbusinski@gmail.com.com.  All submitters will receive an email acknowledgement of nominations received.   

Nomination forms are available on the Suffolk County Council website, which will be the only form and format accepted for consideration at: www.sccbsa.org

Questions?  Please contact:  Mark Businski, Silver Beaver Co-Chairman at:  mbusinski@gmail.com or Don Ghee, Silver Beaver Co-Chairman at matbuff@yahoo.com

Questions within the Districts may be directed to our Suffolk County Council 2022 Silver Beaver Committee Members:

 

2022 Silver Beaver Committee Members

         

District Representatives

First
Name

Last
Name

Email

Phone

Benjamin Tallmadge

Nancy

Pallino

hobbes8798@optimum.net

631-805-7230

Matinecock

Greg

Aylmer

bsataxi@optonline.net

631-664-0089

Sagtikos

Karl

Fritch

Kfritch@aol.com

631-435-0819

Trailblazer

Martin

Minogue

mminogue4@optonline.net

631-447-3966

Council Representative &
Co-Chairman

Don

Ghee

matbuff@yahoo.com

646-483-5900

Co-Chairman

Mark

Businski

mbusinski@gmail.com

631-807-2110

 

File Name Description
Silver Beaver Nomination Form 2022 Download