Kirk Boyer and John Young, Boy Scout leaders from Jefferson City, received the Silver Beaver award from the Great Rivers Council.
This is the highest honor a council can bestow on a volunteer.
Boyer, an Eagle Scout, has been registered with the Boy Scouts of America for 33 years and has been ... <!-- a Scouting leader for more than 20 years in three different councils. He was an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 11 in Jefferson City from 2001-09 and is currently the charter organization representative with Venturing Crew 111 at Wesley United Methodist Church.
He earned the God and Service award, District Award of Merit, the Boyce New Unit Organizer award and the doctorate in commissioner science. Boyer has served as local Five Rivers District commissioner the past two years.
Boyer has been an active district leader, serving as Eagle Scout board chair, assistant district and unit commissioner and vice committee chair for finance. He assists with Friends of Scouting campaigns and serves as the instructor for the Great River Council Commissioner College, Life-to-Eagle seminars and Outdoor Leader Training.
Young is also an Eagle Scout and currently is an assistant council commissioner for the districts of Kinderhook, Osage Trails and Five Rivers. He served as a 2011 chairman of the Five Rivers District Scouting for Food drive and district Recognition Dinner. He is also an assistant to the den leader in Boonslick District's Pack 5.
He was pack Cubmaster for Pack 5 in Jefferson City. He was assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster in Troop 1. Young completed the Wood Badge Course, an advanced training program for adult leaders in 2002 and served on staff in 2003, 2006 and 2008. He has been a unit commissioner and was the Five River's District commissioner for two years.
Young has been involved with the Family Friends of Scouting for six years and served a term as the district advancement chair. -->