June 18, 2024

Local Scouts Honor Council & Community Volunteers at Annual Recognition Dinner

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Providence, R.I. – The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized 10 dedicated volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, January 31. The event celebrated the achievements and contributions of 10 community members who support Scouting programs in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor that a local council can bestow upon a volunteer, for their impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council.

"I am extremely proud and grateful for the six outstanding volunteers who have received the Silver Beaver Award this year,” said Narragansett Council CEO Tim McCandless. “They have demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to the Scouting movement and the youth of our communities. On behalf of the Narragansett Council, I congratulate and thank them for their dedication and commitment to the youth of our communities".

Local 2024 Silver Beaver Award recipient is:
Dana Gaebe of Seekonk, M.A. Dana received the Captain George Bucklin Award in recognition for his loyal and distinguished service to Scouting. He has demonstrated remarkable devotion to the organization and its principles for nearly 80 years. Dana led his sons' units and has coached and inspired many Scouts, helping them acquire vital life skills and a strong sense of community. Dana is a member of the Narragansett Council Executive Board.

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