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Volunteers to Receive Awards from Maui County Boy Scout Council

January 13, 2016, 9:33 AM HST
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Jamie Wright Ellie Leialoha Dan Baston

(Left to right) Jamie Wright, Ellie Leialoha and Dan Baston. Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America photo.

Volunteer Ellie Leialoha will receive the prestigious Silver Beaver Award and volunteers Jamie Wright and Dan Batson will receive the District Award of Merit from the Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America, in a ceremony on Jan.23, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the LDS Maui Lani Stake Center in Kahului.

The Silver Beaver was introduced in 1931 as the highest scouting award given at the local council level; the Silver Beaver recognizes volunteers for consistent, dedicated service to the area youth, both in and out of scouting, over their tenure as a volunteer.

The District Award of Merit a Council Award is presented to any registered scouter who contributes service of an outstanding nature.

“The Silver Beaver is one of the few national awards presented by the local council, we will also be recognizing our District Award of Merit for Scouters with outstanding service in there respected areas,” said Robert Nakagawa, MCC scout executive. “We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize our volunteers in this way, and grateful for their years of devoted service. It is only because of the leaders with this type of dedication that we are able to serve more than 1,000-plus local youth.”

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The LDS Maui Lani Stake Center is located at 1300 Maui Lani Parkway.


For more information about Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America, visit

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