2015-06-10 / Features

Bowes awarded Silver Beaver

BSA Troop 239 Scoutmaster Tony Bowes was awarded the Silver Beaver during the Old North State Council banquet held on March 19 in Greensboro.

The Silver Beaver is the highest award a Council can bestow on a Scouting volunteer.

Bowes began his volunteer career as a Webelos leader in the 239 Cub Scout program and moved into the Boy Scout program at Roger Nece’s request when Bowe’s son crossed over to Scouting.

Bowes has been the scoutmaster of Troop 239 for 24 years.

Bowes has served as a scoutmaster for national Jamborees and served both the Cherokee District and the council in various responsibilities. Along the way, he was awarded the District Award of Merit, the Scouters Training Award and the Adult Religious Award and is also Woodbadge trained. He is also a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society. In addition to his Scoutmaster duties with Troop 239, Bowes also currently serves as an assistant district chairman for the Person, Caswell and Rockingham BSA District.

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