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Announcing the honorees from the 2020 Pathfinder District Awards & Recognition Dinner!

2020 Pathfinder District award winners group photo.
On Saturday, February 8, 2020, many of the Scouts and Scouters of Pathfinder District gathered together to celebrate the achievements of ALL of our District's volunteers, as well as to honor 17 individuals and organizations for their efforts in support of the District, our Scouts and Scouting overall.

We are honored to now present to you Pathfinder District's award recipients from the 2020 Pathfinder District Awards & Recognition Dinner. The next time you see one of these Scouts & Scouters, please joining us in congratulating them!

District Award of Merit

The District Award of Merit is the highest honor a District may present to a volunteer, given to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature to the youth of our District. A Council award presented by Districts in the same manner the Silver Beaver is a National award presented by Councils, the District Award of Merit is only made available annually on the basis of one for each 25 traditional units in a District (or fraction thereof). This year, we were honored to award this distinction to three recipients:

Steve Heath

Assistant Scoutmaster, Scouts BSA Troop 564
District Committee Member-at-Large
District Advancement Committee Member
District Eagle Project Approval Chair
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Counselor

Matthew Kennedy

Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 499
Advancement Chair, Scouts BSA Troop 499
District Committee Vice Chair
District Communications & Marketing Chair
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Counselor

Robert Weber

Scoutmaster, Scouts BSA Troop 263
Associate Advisor, Venturing Crew 209
Committee Member, Cub Scout Pack 260
District Committee Member-at-Large
District Camporee Committee Member
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Counselor

Pathfinder District Guiding Light Award

The future of Scouting depends on the light of the Unit leader to follow the path of the Scouting ideal. Lord Robert Baden-Powell said that, "the role of the leader is to lead our youth to ever-increasing roles and responsibilities to become great leaders." The Pathfinder District Guiding Light Award is given to volunteers in our District's Units - Packs, Troops, Crews & Ships - to honor their exemplification of Scouting Spirit in their actions, and their overall commitment to Scouting. A total of six Scouters were honored for their service:

Jennifer Bowman

Webelos Den Leader & Summer Camp Chair,
Cub Scout Pack 499

Pamela Dobbs

Treasurer & Committee Member, Scouts BSA Troop 499
Charter Organization Rep, Scouts BSA Troop 139
Scouts BSA Merit Badge Counselor

Nicole Downton

Cub Scout Pack 104

Ken Koziol

Popcorn Kernel & Committee Member,
Cub Scout Pack 245

Jennifer Taylor

Membership Chair, Fundraising Chair, First-Year-Scout Chair & Committee Member,
Scouts BSA Troop 245

Aaron Young

Committee Chair, Scouts BSA Troop 228

Pathfinder District Cubmaster of the Year

This award recognizes one outstanding Cubmaster each year for their dedication to the Scouts in the Scouting program. This individual provides the best possible program for the Scouts in their Pack.

Jason Kephart

Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 210

Pathfinder District Scoutmaster of the Year

This award recognizes one outstanding Scoutmaster each year for their dedication to the Scouts in the Scouting program. This individual provides the best possible program for the Scouts in their Troop.

Scott Blackwell

Scoutmaster, Scouts BSA Troop 245

Pathfinder District High Adventure Leader of the Year

This award recognizes one outstanding Venturing Advisor or Sea Scout Skipper each year for their dedication to the Scouts in the Scouting program. This individual provides the best possible program for the Scouts in their Crew or Ship.

Chad Gilles

Lead Advisor, Venturing Crew 316

Partners in Scouting Award

An inaugural award recognizing the unique efforts by married couples where both spouses are involved in leadership positions in Scouting.

Scott & Bethany Strother

Scouts BSA Troop 2720

Pathfinder District Eagle Project of the Year

Richard Arkanoff

Scouts BSA Troop 245

30-Year Veteran Service Award

Danny Bachman

Asst. Den Leader, Cub Scout Packs 226 & 227

The Pathway Award: Outstanding Charter Organization of the Year

This award recognizes a Charter Organization which has gone beyond the charter agreement in their support of Scouting, recognizing the work of our Charter partners.

Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church

Charter Organization,
Cub Scout Pack 245 & Scouts BSA Troop 245

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