Scouts honor volunteers

May 31, 2009

The Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual Volunteer Recognition dinner March 7.

The following Scout leaders were recognized for their years of service with a Veteran pin:

Jay Lauver - 25 years; Earl Selby - 35 years; Robert Podboy - 50 years.

Executive Board Member Jeannie Singer presented Steve Wachter with the William D. Boyce Award for organization of new units.

Council Advancement Chairman Tom Lowson presented the council's highest volunteer award. The Silver Beaver is based on volunteering service to the council, church and in the community. The council is eligible to give three awards per year.

This year's recipients are:

James S. Hall: Jim is the Tuscarora District Commissioner and is an Eagle Scout. He has held the following positions in Scouting: Tiger Den Leader, Cub Scout Den Leader, Cubmaster, 1993 Jamboree staff member, Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 99 in Greencastle, Pa., Associate Lodge Adviser for the Order of the Arrow, merit badge counselor and served as a leader for contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.


He is a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and has received Ad Altara Dei and Pop Pius XII religious awards.

Jim is a member of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron 902, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 6319, Retired Officer's Association, Marine Executive Association, Citadel Alumni Association, University of Virginia Alumni Association, Chambersburg chamber of commerce Board of Directors. He is a member of St. Ann Catholic church where he served as lector, eucharistic minister, choir member and soloist and CCD teacher.

Christian South: Chris is the Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 17, Williamsport, and is an Eagle Scout.

He has served in the following positions: Cubmaster for Pack 17, Scoutmaster for Troop 17, member of the Mason-Dixon Executive Board of Directors and is the Washington County Advancement Chairman. Chris has served on the Washington County District Camping Committee, has led three trips to Philmont and attended three National Jamborees, has served on staff the Wood Badge course.

He co-produced Life to Eagle presentation being used to provide Life Scouts with a plan to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Chris serves actively in his church serving on the administrative board, past resident Church Council, chairman of the pastor-parish committee, member of the finance committee and is a former member of the Zoning Appraisals Board for the town of Williamsport, booster of the Williamsport Blue Band and Sophisti'Cats.

The Mason-Dixon Council serve youths in Washington, Franklin and Fulton counties.

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