As the Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America, celebrates it’s 100th year of Scouting in Northwest Ohio, the Council will honor their adult volunteer Scouters for their time and talent in working with the youth of Northwest Ohio and also honor some of the youth who have earned special recognitions this past year. The programs and activities of the Erie Shores Council work to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential and becoming valuable citizens of our communities. The annual Scouter Recognition Dinner will be June 7 at historic Camp Miakonda, 5600 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the program following at the outdoor Council Ring at 7 p.m.
Roger Carpenter from Oak Harbor will receive the John Haar Lifetime Volunteer Service Award. The John C. Haar Lifetime Volunteer Service Award was established in 2009 to honor John C. Haar, who also served his community through exemplary lifelong volunteer service. The Haar Award is intended to honor direct support of community activities and indirect support provided through leadership roles in civic and community organizations. Roger has been a major influence and mentor as a Scoutmaster for 61 years, and a strong supporter of the Oak Harbor and Ottawa County community.
Another local, John Blodgett of Oak Harbor, will be presented with one of six Silver Beacer Awards. This is the highest award the council can bestow on an adult volunteer. It is given in recognition of noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth both in and out of Scouting.
Also recognized will be the over 2,000 adult volunteer leaders in Northwest Ohio who work with our young people, boys 7-21 and young men and women ages 14-21.
The Erie Shores Council is very proud to recognize and honor our leaders and Scouts.