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Patterson honored with award from Boy Scouts
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Frank Patterson, right, receives the Commissioners Award from Peter Mastopoulos. - photo by Photo provided

The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America recognized outstanding community leaders and volunteers at the annual Silver Beaver Banquet on Feb. 22.

The 2013 Commissioner’s Award was presented to Frank Patterson, while Lanny Rhodes received the President’s Award. Patterson and Rhodes were recognized for their outstanding leadership in scouting and for their performance of community service through many years of hard work, self-sacrifice and dedication.

Four individuals received the distinguished Silver Beaver award: Alan L. Stewart, Ray Perigard, Robert Missroon Jr.  and Thomas C. James Sr. The Silver Beaver award is a council-level distinguished service award for registered adult Boy Scout leaders who have made a significant impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

Two Venturing youth members were recognized for their leadership during 2013, Hannah Horton with Venture Crew 1 and Andrew Martinez with Venture Crew 400.

“We are proud to recognize each of these fine individuals who have displayed excellence in leadership and dedicated countless hours helping our area youth,” said Tom Cardiff, Scout Executive. “We can’t thank them enough for the many services they perform that allow us to provide quality programs that teach young people the life skills necessary to becoming successful adults. These awards are but small tokens in comparison to the great impact that these and all our fine Boy Scout volunteers and leaders are having in our community every day.”

Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America serves more than 9,000 young men and women annually through traditional scouting, inner-city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs.