David Olson, one of Lake Minnetonka District’s unit commissioners, was named a 2017 Silver Beaver Award recipient in Northern Star Council.
David was heavily involved as a unit volunteer for Troop 570 in Plymouth. He served as a merit badge counselor, camping coordinator, and assistant Scoutmaster. He also revamped their unit record system. He attended nearly every camping and high adventure outing. At the district level David offers his Scouting expertise as a unit commissioner and serves on the activities committee. In addition to his unit and district activities David serves as a merit badge counselor for the Scoutmaster Bucky advancement program.
Outside of Scouting David leads camping trips for inner city youth sponsored by Xcel Energy, and he is a mentor to the First Robotics program at a local high school.
- 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 David on this well-deserved honor, and make plans to attend the Council Recognition Dinner, Saturday, March 24, 2018. David will be presented with his award that evening.Registration – Council Recognition Dinner
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.