Awards and Recognition Committee

 

The Monmouth Council Awards and Recognition Committee is responsible for selecting adult scouters to be presented with the various awards and recognition for distinguished or outstanding volunteer service to the youth of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.

Award Year Recipient Name
Silver Buffalo 1935 Calvin Derrick
Silver Buffalo 1959 Irving J. Feist
Silver Buffalo 1973 Joseph A. Brunton, Jr.
Silver Buffalo 1978 Dorothy Feist
Silver Buffalo 1990 Carl M. Marchetti, M.D.
Silver Buffalo 2007 Bray B. Barnes, Esq.
Silver Buffalo 2014 Robert J. Smith, Jr.

 

Award Year Recipient Name
Silver Antelope 1953 Irving J. Feist
Silver Antelope 1959 E. Donald Sterner
Silver Antelope 1967 E. Murray Todd
Silver Antelope 1971 Carl M. Marchetti, M.D.
Silver Antelope 1973 Philip C. Carling
Silver Antelope 1976 Rev. Robert S. Skinner
Silver Antelope 1985 J. Fred Billett
Silver Antelope 1998 Bray B. Barnes, Esq.
Silver Antelope 2003 William M. Kinney, Esq.
Silver Antelope 2005 Robert J. Smith, Jr.
Silver Antelope 2011 Charles A. Spitz, AIA, NCARB
Silver Antelope 2014 Gerard G. Case
Silver Antelope 2016 Alvin Zach

 

Award Year Recipient Name
Silver Beaver 1932 Arthur Brisbane
Silver Beaver 1933 Calvin Derrick
Silver Beaver 1934 W. Warren Barbour
Silver Beaver 1939 Frederick Housman
Silver Beaver 1940 William A. Gassin
Silver Beaver 1940 Stanley E. Manchee
Silver Beaver 1941 Harry W. Mountz
Silver Beaver 1941 Edwin F. Stewart
Silver Beaver 1942 Henry Ackerson, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1942 Amory L. Haskell
Silver Beaver 1942 Claude J. Merchant
Silver Beaver 1943 Monroe Eisner
Silver Beaver 1943 Charles Hogate
Silver Beaver 1943 G. Harold Nevius
Silver Beaver 1944 Sanford C. Flint
Silver Beaver 1944 Russell L Tetley
Silver Beaver 1944 William B. Bamford
Silver Beaver 1945 Harry Feldt
Silver Beaver 1946 Walter G. Burkhardt
Silver Beaver 1946 E. Donald Sterner
Silver Beaver 1947 William Buchsbaum
Silver Beaver 1947 Louis E. Cooke
Silver Beaver 1948 J. Townley Carr
Silver Beaver 1948 Theodore D. Parsons
Silver Beaver 1949 Amos E. Kraybill
Silver Beaver 1949 Wilfred F. Pine
Silver Beaver 1950 James F. Flynn
Silver Beaver 1950 Kendall H. Lee
Silver Beaver 1951 Stanley H. Green
Silver Beaver 1951 Edgar O. Murphy
Silver Beaver 1952 Francis Bruce
Silver Beaver 1952 Irving J. Feist
Silver Beaver 1952 Taylor Gregory
Silver Beaver 1953 Darlington La Barre Asbury
Silver Beaver 1953 Edward Thompson Milburn Carr
Silver Beaver 1953 William F. "Bill" Mattison
Silver Beaver 1954 Lawrence A. Heppa
Silver Beaver 1954 Malcolm Severance
Silver Beaver 1954 Carl A. Thunnell
Silver Beaver 1955 Frederic A. Fitch
Silver Beaver 1955 L. Vance Jefferis
Silver Beaver 1955 Morgan C. Knapp
Silver Beaver 1955 Charles S. Smith
Silver Beaver 1955 Isaiah T. Young
Silver Beaver 1956 Frank G. Fleming
Silver Beaver 1956 Thomas B. Morley
Silver Beaver 1956 Howard W. Roberts
Silver Beaver 1957 Herbert W. Brockel
Silver Beaver 1957 Warren DeBrown
Silver Beaver 1957 Ernest E. Peseux
Silver Beaver 1957 Howard L. Smith
Silver Beaver 1958 Lloyd S. Cassel
Silver Beaver 1958 Amos T. Henderson
Silver Beaver 1958 Albert R. Quackenbush
Silver Beaver 1958 Albert W. VanNostrand
Silver Beaver 1959 Robert Herman
Silver Beaver 1959 Oscar A. Newquist
Silver Beaver 1959 E. Murray Todd
Silver Beaver 1960 Walter J. Beyer
Silver Beaver 1960 Earl W. Huber
Silver Beaver 1960 Theodore J. Labrecque
Silver Beaver 1960 Norman T. Sauer
Silver Beaver 1960 J. Peter Schafer
Silver Beaver 1961 Everett H. Antonides
Silver Beaver 1961 Herbert W. Henningsen
Silver Beaver 1961 J. Leon Schanck, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1961 William A. Sweetland, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1962 William E. Firth
Silver Beaver 1962 LeRoy A. Johnson
Silver Beaver 1962 Ross C. Thompson
Silver Beaver 1962 Alfred E. Westerfield, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1964 William A. Dinger
Silver Beaver 1964 Andrew J. Lennert
Silver Beaver 1964 John O. Pearce
Silver Beaver 1964 Hunter Pollock
Silver Beaver 1965 Rev. Robert S. Skinner
Silver Beaver 1965 Herbert C. Smith
Silver Beaver 1965 Merrill H. Thompson
Silver Beaver 1965 Dr. Edward Vopicka
Silver Beaver 1965 Harold N. West
Silver Beaver 1966 C. Earl Bennett
Silver Beaver 1966 Dominick A. Cerrato
Silver Beaver 1966 Edward Ferrari, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1966 T. Leslie Grace
Silver Beaver 1966 Leonard E. Hofman
Silver Beaver 1966 John J. Byk
Silver Beaver 1966 David J. Minott
Silver Beaver 1966 J. Allen Mohn
Silver Beaver 1966 William J. Rahill, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1966 Charles H. Vreeland
Silver Beaver 1967 Seymour R. Burke
Silver Beaver 1967 Philip C. Carling
Silver Beaver 1967 W. Allen Turner
Silver Beaver 1967 Edward G. Walder
Silver Beaver 1968 Thomas J. Devlin
Silver Beaver 1968 George P. Engleldrum
Silver Beaver 1968 Albert N. Hulick
Silver Beaver 1968 William Knuckles
Silver Beaver 1968 John T. Moore
Silver Beaver 1968 Gen. W. Preston Corderman
Silver Beaver 1968 Paul Sommers, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1968 Dennis Charles Wood
Silver Beaver 1968 James A. Noddings
Silver Beaver 1968 Walter R. Voorhees
Silver Beaver 1968 Henry Young
Silver Beaver 1970 Edwin M. Ambler
Silver Beaver 1970 Augustus Bogart
Silver Beaver 1970 Junior Bouk
Silver Beaver 1970 Thomas M. Dunlap
Silver Beaver 1970 Alex Goldfine
Silver Beaver 1970 Dr. Carl M. Marchetti
Silver Beaver 1970 Russell Minton
Silver Beaver 1970 Keith Otto
Silver Beaver 1970 Israel Rogosin
Silver Beaver 1971 William P. Berryman
Silver Beaver 1971 William H. Bishop
Silver Beaver 1971 Evelyn F. Forsberg
Silver Beaver 1971 Roy Miles Forsberg
Silver Beaver 1971 Dr. William Goldfine
Silver Beaver 1971 Charles W. Houston
Silver Beaver 1971 Robert A. McCue
Silver Beaver 1971 William J. Miners
Silver Beaver 1972 Hildur Abrams
Silver Beaver 1972 Mary Allocca
Silver Beaver 1972 Jean Berg
Silver Beaver 1972 Ludevit Cerven
Silver Beaver 1972 Elmer H. Cook
Silver Beaver 1972 Manuel Gale
Silver Beaver 1972 William R. "Ed" Kiely, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1972 Harry P. Seamen
Silver Beaver 1972 Robert L. Stickle
Silver Beaver 1973 Chester A. Charles
Silver Beaver 1973 Lloyd F. Christianson
Silver Beaver 1973 Marshall W. Errickson
Silver Beaver 1973 Robert S. Hopkins
Silver Beaver 1973 Robert P. Lawrence
Silver Beaver 1973 Eugene C. McLaren
Silver Beaver 1973 Dorothy Prochnow
Silver Beaver 1973 Francis Starnick
Silver Beaver 1974 John Cox
Silver Beaver 1974 Virginia Dick
Silver Beaver 1974 Robert O. Mayberry
Silver Beaver 1974 Donald S. McCoach, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1974 Robert Pfleger
Silver Beaver 1974 Curtis F. Tinker, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1974 Marian Todd Smith
Silver Beaver 1974 Edward R. Weickel
Silver Beaver 1975 J. Crawford Compton
Silver Beaver 1975 John R. Fenton
Silver Beaver 1975 Edward Furlong
Silver Beaver 1975 Lester H. Grubman
Silver Beaver 1975 Sanford M. Tallman
Silver Beaver 1975 Leon "Spot" White
Silver Beaver 1976 Frank Dargue
Silver Beaver 1976 George Leavy
Silver Beaver 1976 Francis Norkus
Silver Beaver 1976 George M. Pope
Silver Beaver 1976 Joan Wyman
Silver Beaver 1976 H. Ray Young
Silver Beaver 1977 Frank Allocca
Silver Beaver 1977 Richard Bonello
Silver Beaver 1977 Jean May
Silver Beaver 1977 N. Ward Miles
Silver Beaver 1977 Jay Petersen
Silver Beaver 1978 Joseph L. Arata
Silver Beaver 1978 Lloyd H. Belton
Silver Beaver 1978 Kathy LaFalce
Silver Beaver 1978 William A. Smith
Silver Beaver 1978 William P. Walton, III
Silver Beaver 1979 Michael Badal
Silver Beaver 1979 Thomas Galvin
Silver Beaver 1979 Keith Garling
Silver Beaver 1979 James A. Milton
Silver Beaver 1979 Harold Walthers
Silver Beaver 1980 Roy W. Bradbury
Silver Beaver 1980 Walter Litowinsky
Silver Beaver 1980 Harry O’Connor
Silver Beaver 1980 Robert C. Stanley, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1980 Louanne J. Whitlow
Silver Beaver 1981 Gen. Paul A. Feyereisen
Silver Beaver 1981 Robert Greene
Silver Beaver 1981 George J. Heidemark
Silver Beaver 1981 Jerome Jarger
Silver Beaver 1981 Charles “Buck” Smith
Silver Beaver 1981 John W. Wesner, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1982 Walter Barnes, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1982 Walter T. Downing, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1982 Guy Geoly
Silver Beaver 1982 Robert Hurley
Silver Beaver 1982 David B. Nugent
Silver Beaver 1983 Albert P. Aszman
Silver Beaver 1983 William P. Hynson
Silver Beaver 1983 Ronald M. Maslo
Silver Beaver 1983 Benedict Mazzucco
Silver Beaver 1983 James Nickels
Silver Beaver 1983 Mary Nugent
Silver Beaver 1983 Carl J. Unsinn
Silver Beaver 1984 Richard Callinan
Silver Beaver 1984 John Cavanaugh
Silver Beaver 1984 Lou Erb
Silver Beaver 1984 Evelyn Johansen
Silver Beaver 1984 John W. Ludi
Silver Beaver 1984 Ronald R. Schmidt
Silver Beaver 1985 William A. Counterman
Silver Beaver 1985 James C. Ewin
Silver Beaver 1985 Vivienne McCoach
Silver Beaver 1985 William C. Schroeder
Silver Beaver 1986 Charles Fenton
Silver Beaver 1986 Marilyn Kreider
Silver Beaver 1986 Janice M. Marchetti
Silver Beaver 1986 Don R. Morris, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1986 Joyce Scanlon
Silver Beaver 1986 William H. Lucas
Silver Beaver 1987 Edward G. Fiedler
Silver Beaver 1987 Frank A. Fine
Silver Beaver 1987 J. T. Kwon
Silver Beaver 1987 William Levy
Silver Beaver 1987 Alva “Bud” Perrine
Silver Beaver 1987 John Tumpey
Silver Beaver 1988 Edwina Howell
Silver Beaver 1988 Paul Kolodziej
Silver Beaver 1988 Harold William Scott, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1988 Charles Stratton
Silver Beaver 1988 William F. Sweetnam
Silver Beaver 1989 William Bellars
Silver Beaver 1989 Michael A. Homoky
Silver Beaver 1989 Frank W. Kakol, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1989 Lee Pannebaker
Silver Beaver 1989 Michael N. Wyman
Silver Beaver 1990 Donald B. Dellett
Silver Beaver 1990 Richard Goldman
Silver Beaver 1990 John Kay
Silver Beaver 1990 William J. Quakenbush, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1990 Patricia Straniero
Silver Beaver 1991 Bray B. Barnes, Esq.
Silver Beaver 1991 Dr. John K. Bixby
Silver Beaver 1991 William Koehler
Silver Beaver 1991 John J. Kozlowski
Silver Beaver 1991 Robert D. Shea
Silver Beaver 1992 Jane G. Clayton
Silver Beaver 1992 William M. Kinney, Esq.
Silver Beaver 1992 John F. Malcolm
Silver Beaver 1992 Herbert A. Neuhaus, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1992 M. Alice Quakenbush
Silver Beaver 1993 June C. Fine
Silver Beaver 1993 Linda Joan Gumina
Silver Beaver 1993 William E. Kayal
Silver Beaver 1993 Catharine S. Oliver
Silver Beaver 1993 Charles A. Spitz, AIA, NCARB
Silver Beaver 1994 George Applegate
Silver Beaver 1994 Thomas J. Kononowitz
Silver Beaver 1994 Gordon R. Prochnow, Sr.
Silver Beaver 1994 Henry E. Van Dyke
Silver Beaver 1994 Herbert R. Werth, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1995 Cortlandt W. Best
Silver Beaver 1995 J. Fred Billett
Silver Beaver 1995 Pierce R. Capell
Silver Beaver 1995 Rheinhardt "Bud" H. Hassler
Silver Beaver 1996 Dolores Heller
Silver Beaver 1996 Milton G. Hughes
Silver Beaver 1996 Ronald L. Jacobson
Silver Beaver 1996 Denis Longo
Silver Beaver 1996 Peter S. Reinhart, Esq.
Silver Beaver 1996 John L. Reng
Silver Beaver 1997 Vincent J. "Vinnie" Heller
Silver Beaver 1997 Christopher Hughes
Silver Beaver 1997 Harvey C. Noschese, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1997 Thomas K. Rospos, PE
Silver Beaver 1997 David A. Wolverton
Silver Beaver 1998 Sanford D. Brown, Esq.
Silver Beaver 1998 Albert “Wes” W. Olson
Silver Beaver 1998 Thomas E. Ritchie
Silver Beaver 1998 Robert J. Smith, Jr.
Silver Beaver 1998 Thomas P. Turner
Silver Beaver 1999 Maj. Gen. David Gust
Silver Beaver 1999 William J. Mayer
Silver Beaver 1999 Susan Louise Wagner
Silver Beaver 1999 Richard Wheeler
Silver Beaver 1999 William E. Wilson
Silver Beaver 2000 David Dellett
Silver Beaver 2000 Charles V. Messina
Silver Beaver 2000 William H. Pearce
Silver Beaver 2000 Paul Switaj
Silver Beaver 2000 Beverly Yackel
Silver Beaver 2001 Tod Brogowski
Silver Beaver 2001 Dominic A. D'Orazio
Silver Beaver 2001 Edwin T. Rogers
Silver Beaver 2001 Edmund C. Semple
Silver Beaver 2001 John P. Surrette
Silver Beaver 2002 Gerald V. Ceres
Silver Beaver 2002 Richard M. Edwards
Silver Beaver 2002 Kevin Keiser, Sr.
Silver Beaver 2003 Kenneth A. Bonnell
Silver Beaver 2003 James H. Brown
Silver Beaver 2003 David R. Legg
Silver Beaver 2004 Allen Andreatch
Silver Beaver 2004 Michael Applegate
Silver Beaver 2004 Philip Burnet Crichton, Sr.
Silver Beaver 2005 Thomas Bogart
Silver Beaver 2005 David A. Crow
Silver Beaver 2005 Michael J. Elton
Silver Beaver 2005 Kathleen C. Koping
Silver Beaver 2005 Randall B. Smith
Silver Beaver 2005 Jan L. Wouters, Esq.
Silver Beaver 2006 Margaret N. "Peggy" Crow
Silver Beaver 2006 Wayne J. Mason
Silver Beaver 2006 Fred M. Stringer
Silver Beaver 2006 Francis J. "Frank" Wood
Silver Beaver 2007 Chester "Chet" Apy, Esq.
Silver Beaver 2007 Frank A. Davidson
Silver Beaver 2007 Carl Philip Gross, Esq.
Silver Beaver 2008 Steven D. Buckley
Silver Beaver 2008 Timothy A. Knotts
Silver Beaver 2008 Brian J. Valentino
Silver Beaver 2009 Kurt Kalafsky, AIA
Silver Beaver 2009 Spencer Morasch
Silver Beaver 2009 William "Bill" Bishop
Silver Beaver 2009 Sandy-Matthew Reisig
Silver Beaver 2010 Duncan Thecker
Silver Beaver 2010 William F. Mollica, Jr.
Silver Beaver 2011 Mary Anne DeVarti
Silver Beaver 2011 M. Claire French
Silver Beaver 2011 Adam Puharic
Silver Beaver 2011 Maurice Zagha
Silver Beaver 2012 Sandra T. Byard
Silver Beaver 2012 William F. Faverzani
Silver Beaver 2012 Thomas A. Kraeutler
Silver Beaver 2012 William A. Meyler
Silver Beaver 2013 Richard Hough, III
Silver Beaver 2013 David Tinker
Silver Beaver 2013 Donald Schaffner
Silver Beaver 2014 Daniel J. Dunn
Silver Beaver 2014 Rosalind Seawright
Silver Beaver 2015 Richard Kelly
Silver Beaver 2015 James Phillips
Silver Beaver 2015 Wendy Weiss
Silver Beaver 2016 James Anastasio
Silver Beaver 2016 Joseph Csatari
Silver Beaver 2016 John Kilduff
Silver Beaver 2017 Don Antenucci
Silver Beaver 2017 Gerard Bolger
Silver Beaver 2017 Drew Kimberlin
Silver Beaver 2017 Peter Grasso
Silver Beaver 2018 Timothy J. Hogan
Silver Beaver 2018 Anthony Buccigrossi
Silver Beaver 2018 Leni Hughes
Silver Beaver 2018 Karl Weiss
Silver Beaver 2018 Stacey Stefanski
Silver Beaver 2018 Kim Guadagno
Silver Beaver 2019 Ken Brockel
Silver Beaver 2019 John Bruns
Silver Beaver 2019 Todd Columbia
Silver Beaver 2019 Douglas Eichorn
Silver Beaver 2019 Jeffery Rumen

 

 

The nomination forms for each of above awards will be available on this website in early January of each year. Nominations for most council level awards will be due in late April of each year. Each nomination form will include the guidelines for the nominator, as well as the deadline for the nomination.

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Council Annual Recognition & Awards Banquet

Award Information


Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award

The Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award is a new BSA award with real potential to result in membership growth.

The Outstanding Educator Award — also referred to as the Fretwell Award, after Elbert Fretwell, the BSA's second Chief Scout Executive and a former professor of education at Columbia University — is presented to teachers, educational support staff, and school administrators who instill Scouting values in their students. It recognizes a person’s work for students in his or her professional role — not for what the person does directly for Scouting.

The award can be presented at the district, council, area, regional and national levels. There’s no minimum or maximum number of awards that can be presented per school year.

For more information please visit the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award page.

New Award Information

The release of a new square knot is always cause for celebration. But one square knot that combines five different awards? It’s party time.

Square knots, which are primarily earned by adults, recognize an individual’s service and commitment to Scouting. There are more than 30 different knots recognizing leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Sea Scouting.

The new Scouting Service Award recognizes adult volunteers who have earned one of five different awards, each celebrating a leader’s dedication to a special segment of Scouting.

The new knot recognizes Scouters who have earned one of these five awards:

  • Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award*
  • ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award*
  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award*
  • American Indian Scouting Association Grey Wolf Award
  • Special Needs Scouting Service Award

Each of the awards marked with a * above currently has its own square knot. But once supplies of those knots run out, the new Scouting Service Award knot will be used to recognize recipients.

The Scouting Service Award knot has khaki and white loops on a black background with a yellow-and-red border. You can purchase the $1.99 knot by bringing proper documentation to your local Scout shop.

How to earn the Scouting Service Award

There aren’t really any requirements for the Scouting Service Award. The knot is presented to recognize Scouters who earn one of the five awards listed above — each of which has its own special set of requirements that I link to below.

Each award has other recognition items — some combination of a certificate, letter, plaque, ribbon, lapel pin and medal — but the square knot is the item honorees can wear on their uniform.

The knot goes on the official field uniform (informally known as the “Class A”). Like all square knots, it’s worn over the left pocket, as seen from the wearer’s perspective.

Line them up in rows of three in any order you choose. Typically, the knot you deem most important is worn on the bottom row on your right, but that’s your call. If your knot total isn’t divisible by three — aka you have a row of one or two knots — you can either center them in the row or keep them aligned to your right. The latter method means you won’t have to re-sew those knots if you get a new one.

Notice how one loop on the square knot appears to be on top of the other? The knot should be oriented so that the top loop is on the wearer’s right.

Learn more about square knots and how to wear them in this post.

Details about the five qualifying awards

  • Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award: Honors an adult or an organization for bringing Scouting opportunities to Asian-American youth. Learn more here.
  • ¡Scouting…Vale la Pena! Service Award: Honors an adult or an organization for bringing Scouting opportunities to Hispanic/Latino youth. Learn more here.
  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award: Honors an adult or an organization for bringing Scouting opportunities to youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. Learn more here.
  • American Indian Scouting Association Grey Wolf Award: Honors an adult for bringing Scouting opportunities to American Indian youth. Learn more here.
  • Special Needs Scouting Service Award: Honors an adult (volunteer or professional) for bringing Scouting opportunities to Scouts with special needs. The nomination form is available here.

If there are any questions about any adult Scouter awards you can contact the Chairman of the Committee, Bill Mollica.