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Celebrating 100 Years of Boy Scouts Locally

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Leadership, service, achievement, outdoors and character will be highlighted during a special celebration when The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council hosts a banquet during the national organization’s 100th anniversary honoring their top volunteer leadership and Scouting supporters on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Central, 3321 South 72nd Street, Omaha.



The C.L. Werner Family will be recognized as the Centennial Citizen of the Year. An individual or family can be recognized for this honor when they exemplify the core values of Scouting through their community volunteerism. Union Pacific Railroad will be honored as the Centennial Corporate Partner of the Year. An organization can be selected for this recognition for demonstrating remarkable support for youth in our community. Seventeen volunteers will be awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the most prestigious national award handed out by the Boy Scouts of America and the Mid-America Council.

For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth. The Mid-America Council’s history began locally in 1916 and currently serves 30,972 youth in 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Additionally, the Durham Scout Center celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and the Durham family will be recognized at the event for their long-time and continued dedication to youth and Scouting in our community.

Registration for this event is $100 per person. A private reception honoring John Gottschalk and his service as national president of the BSA will begin at 6:00 p.m. Register online at www.mac-bsa.org, just click on the 100th Anniversary logo. 

2010 SILVER BEAVER Selections

  • Cheryl Smith, Omaha, NE
  • Dave Ladenthin , LeMars, IA
  • Doug Cutter, Bellevue, NE
  • Doug Schlickbernd, Tekamah, NE
  • John Milroy , Hawarden, IA
  • John Shores , Omaha, NE
  • Joni Jeager, Windside, NE
  • Kendall Christensen , Columbus, NE
  • Mark Versch , Council Bluffs , IA
  • Mark Wiesman , Omaha, NE
  • Marlene Lucht , Blair, NE
  • Mary Thunhorst, Spirit Lake, IA
  • Mike Mayne, Council Bluffs, IA
  • Ron Ward , Bellevue, NE
  • Terry Jordan , Ralston, NE
  • Trish Place , Omaha, NE
  • Wally Farley , Omaha, NE

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