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Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner
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Whites of Westport 66 State Road
Westport, MA 02790, US
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WHO - This event is for all Scouting volunteers and their guests who wish to join in recognizing the many outstanding and dedicated leaders in the Narragansett Council.


Outstanding Volunteers to be Recognized at Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Announcing our Silver Beaver, Torch of Gold, Spurgeon Award & George Bucklin Award Recipients


The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award that a council can present to a volunteer for outstanding service to youth at a council level.  The Narragansett Council’s High Court of Honor chaired by executive board member Peter Ham is pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Silver Beaver Award: 

  • Robert Bitgood, Northwest District
  • Len Bradley, Northwest District 
  • Carol Feeney, Southwest District
  • Christian Jenner, Southeast District and Executive Board
  • Michael Kenyon, Northwest District
  • Chad Mellen, Southeast District and Executive Board
  • Jim Tusino, Southeast District


The Torch of Gold Award is presented to a Scouting volunteer who has done exemplary work at bringing Scouting to youth with disabilities.  The High Court of Honor has chosen to present the Torch of Gold Award to: 

  • Russ Milham, Southeast District


The Captain George Bucklin Award is presented for “long and faithful service” that is head and shoulders above the average in loyalty and devotion to Scouting.  The High Court of Honor has selected this year’s recipient: 

  • Steve Hinger, Southwest District and Executive Board


The William H. Spurgeon III Award is the highest award that is presented to volunteers that contribute significant leadership to the Exploring Program.  We will present the Spurgeon award to: 

  • Ann Marie Peckham, Fire Exploring Post 774


Distinguished Service to Safety Award 

  • John Blanchard


WHAT - The Annual Narragansett Council Dinner is to recognize all recipients of the Silver Beaver, Torch of Gold, William T. Hornaday awards and give recognition to all districts for all their Scouting achievements. 

WHERE - Whites of Westport 66 State Rd. Westport, MA 02790

WHY - Come recognize the Narragansett Council's outstanding Scouting leaders.

WHEN - Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 

Check-in - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

Dinner and Program - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

HOW - Register online today!

Dinner will be provided. 

Dress attire is Business Formal or Full Uniform.

$55.00 per Chicken Picatta
$55.00 per Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus
$55.00 per Vegetarian
Late fee
After 1/21/2023 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Chicken Picatta Registrants.
After 1/21/2023 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus Registrants.
After 1/21/2023 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Vegetarian Registrants.



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