Rob Houts, Crew Advisor of Venturing Crew 283, Wayzata, was selected as a 2016 Silver Beaver Award recipient in Northern Star Council. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest adult recognition presented at the council level. Honorees are selected based on volunteer service to youth, our communities, and Scouting.
Before serving as Crew Advisor, Rob was Scoutmaster of Troop 283, also in Wayzata. In addition has been a den leader, Cubmaster and merit badge counselor; and he served on Wood Badge staff as a troop guide.
Rob is an avid high adventure camper and he has attended Philmont, Northern Tier Canoe Base, and Florida Sea Base. He is an Eagle Scout, a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and he is a District Award of Merit recipient.
In the community Rob is a volunteer with the Minnetonka Fire Department and the Hennepin County Fire Inspection Team. He also serves as lead usher at Wayzata Community Church.
- The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council, other non-Scouting youth organizations, and community organizations. It’s given to those who do not seek it, but implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.
Please take a moment to congratulate Rob on this well-deserved honor, and make plans to attend the Council Recognition Dinner, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Rob will be presented with his award that evening.
In addition to the Council Recognition Dinner, make plans to attend our District Recognition Dinner during our May Roundtable on May 4, 2017. It’s catered event at the Wayzata Country Club, and promises to be a great time. More importantly, it gives us a chance to recognize our outstanding District Scouters for a job well done.
From all of us at Lake Minnetonka District, congratulations, Rob!