Re: Silver Beaver presentations
David G. Hills (Adcdave@AOL.COM)
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 07:13:42 -0500
In a message dated 97-02-25 23:34:44 EST, bec@PIPELINE.COM (Bruce E. Cobern)
>At 04:37 PM 2/25/97 -0500, Stoddard, Thomas C. wrote:
>>Just imagine how much more thrilled, touched, and at a loss for words
>>you would be if they had kept the confidence of these awards, per
>>procedure, and not let you know you were a recipient until the event at
>>>which the award was being presented.
Tom & I were both formerly in the East Valley Area council, and there they
gave out the Silver Beavers at the council annual awards dinner. Very few of
the Silver Beaver recipients would have attended this dinner had they not
known about the award. The names of the recipeint were publicised well in
advance to boost attendance.
We now reside in the Greater Pittsburgh Council, which covers four counties,
and the Silver Beavers are a district dinner event. The Silver Beaver
citation is read at the dinner, and everyone tries to guess who they are
talking about. When I received my Silver Beaver, my wife invited several of
my relatives from out of town, snuck them into the dinner, and kept them out
in the hall until after the reading. However, she had the district ask a
member of my Woodbadge patrol read the citation, and he does not live in our
district! A dead giveaway.
Given the choice, I would have refused to accept the honor. I no longer wear
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