Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock Thanks Volunteers

It’s not everyday that Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock gets the opportunity to stop by a BSA council to personally thank volunteers for their services to the organization. Yet yesterday, in Duluth, Minn., volunteers of the Voyageurs Area Council were greeted by the man himself for the first time.

“You make a difference in the lives of young people,” Brock said thanking the volunteers in attendance. “You make a huge impact on people, and you may not even know it.”

Three volunteers received the Silver Beaver award, Scouting’s highest award for leaders who have made a significant impact on youth in their council. As you can see from KBJR/KDLH-TV‘s video clip below, those honored at the ceremony included the council’s first woman president Elaine Hansen, retired Scoutmaster Daniel Bauman of Grand Marais and his brother Patrick from the Britt–Virginia Boy Scout troop. 

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Check out the full story over on Duluth News Tribune to hear more on what Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock says Scouting is all about.

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