Pacific Crest District of Boy Scouts of America’s annual awards dinner, honored adult Scout leaders in the area who have given exceptional leadership to the Scouting program.
Over 60 leaders and family members attended the banquet, held at Ramona United Methodist Church on Friday, May 7.
“Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are involved in outings, service projects and other group activities, but it takes dedicated parents and adults to help make the program successful,” said Russ Christensen, Pacific Crest District chairman. “We recognize our outstanding leaders each year at our banquet, and take time to thank all adult volunteers who support our youth in Scouting.”
The Pathfinder Award is presented by each unit to a new adult leader who has made key contributions in their unit. Award winners this year are:
Aron Pierce Pack 631 Sarah Gold Pack 635 Holly Lucas Pack 647 Becky Ferry-Rutkoff Pack 678 Kevin Collins Pack 679 Charles “Chip” Owen Pack 691 Randy Dammei Pack 692 Rachel Wann Pack 696 Victoria Kuebler Troop 130 Braidy Sommer Troop 631 Tim Gold Troop 635 Jimmy Frandsen Troop 647 Bill Stevens Troop 679 Doug Crawford Troop 768 The Red-tail Hawk Award is presented by each unit to an adult leader who has made significant contribution to the unit program and support throughout the year.
Scott Greer Pack 631 Scott Woolley Pack 635 Don Jorgensen Pack 647 Bree Berry Pack 678 James Miller Pack 679 Michele Cassan Pack 691 Jim Stemper Pack 692 John Schneider Troop 130 Bishop Lee Pierce Troop 631 Chad Heap Troop 647 Greg Creswell Troop 679 Elaine Tulving Troop 696 Larry Shepler Troop 768 Terry Tarver Varsity Team 635 The District Award of Merit, the highest award given by a district, is presented for outstanding service to youth through Scouting as an active contributor in council, district and unit responsibilities. This year’s highest recognition went to Bob Chisholm and Elaine Tulving.
Chisholm is District Advancement chair, Eagle Project counselor and active at the troop and crew level. Tulving is Scoutmaster of Troop 696 in Borrego Springs and has actively restored Scouting to the Borrego area in the past several years.
Two special awards were presented as well. Charlie Teichert was recognized for 60 years of service to Scouting. He was active as a youth and adult leader in Greenwich, Conn., for over 50 years, and has been an active member in Ramona since moving here in 2003.
Patty Andrews was recognized for her leadership in our annual popcorn fundraising program for the past seven years. She was responsible for district sales in excess of $350,000 over that period, with over $120,000 staying in the district.
The Pacific Crest District supports the Boy Scout program in Ramona, Julian, Borrego Springs and Warner Springs.
This year marks the 100th Year of Scouting in the United States. For more information on the local Scouting program, call Russ Christensen at 760-788-8180.