Boy Scouts Award The Silver Beaver to Beesley
Houston, Texas: James Beesley, Galena Park ISD Director of Transportation, was selected to receive the Silver Beaver Award from the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. The Award is presented to those Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of young people through “noteworthy service of exceptional character…within the territory under the jurisdiction of this [regional] council.” The announcement of the award surprised Beesley, a volunteer Scouter for nearly 40 years and current committee chair for Raven District. “It's humbling to receive something like this. We [Scouters] are not in it for the awards, we're in it for the kids. [To me, Scouting] is all about taking care of the youth in our community,” said Beesley. The term “giving back” bares its true meaning with Beesley, who grew up in a single parent household. “My father died when I was very young. Scouting helped give me direction and gave me many critical life skills,” recalled Beesley. As a volunteer Scout, Beesley has been positively affecting the lives of countless children, giving them direction and critical life skills, much like he received when he was a child. The Silver Beaver Award was well earned.
Pictured: Jim Beesley
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