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A Century of Local Scouting 1919-2019

Silver Beaver & Silver Fawn Recipients

The Silver Beaver and Silver Fawn awards are council-level distinguished service awards of the Boy Scouts of America. Upon nomination by the local Scout council and with the approval of the National Court of Honor, recipients of these awards are adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. Silver Beaver and Silver Fawn recipients are those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. The awards are given to those who do not seek them.

While all of the recipients listed here have connections to Tay House, the award recognizes their commitments to all levels of local Scouting in the Rochester area.

Silver Beaver

The Silver Beaver was introduced during the 1930's and was originally only awarded to men. It became available to both men and women scouters starting in 1974. The award consists of a silver beaver pendant suspended from a blue and white ribbon worn around the neck. Recipients may also wear a blue and white square knot over the left pocket of their uniform.

  • Harold G. Dye
    1930
  • Robert H. Link
    1937
  • J. Taylor Howard
    1940
  • Howard T. Cumming
    1945
  • John H. Stern
    1948
  • William J. Maxion
    1953
  • Cleland Ross
    1953
  • Melvin B. Neiser
    1957
  • Louis Langie Jr.
    1960
  • Alex M. Beebee Jr.
    1965
  • Robert C. Ross
    1965
  • Lawrence P. Doty Jr.
    1972
  • Robert S. Elwell
    1974
  • H. Bruce Russell
    1978
  • George H. Elferink
    1985
  • Robert W. Ball Jr.
    1990
  • Kenneth W. Frankel
    1990
  • Robert Hart
    1999
  • Frank T. Crego
    2001
  • Robert L. Lewis
    2004
  • Robert Mecredy
    2005
  • Thomas G. Hanley
    2007
  • Lambert Hoch
    2008
  • Mark Rugaber
    2010

Silver Fawn

The Silver Fawn was introduced in 1971 as an equivalent of the Silver Beaver for women. It was discontinued in 1974, when the Silver Beaver was made available to all scouters. The award consisted of a silver fawn pendant suspended from a blue and white or green and white ribbon.

  • Arlene L. Hanley
    1974