The Pinenut District of the Nevada Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, honored three of its volunteers at ceremonies held during its annual fellowship dinner Feb. 21 at the Governor’s Mansion.
Three scout leaders were presented with the District Award of Merit, the highest a scout district may bestow on an adult volunteer.
Bill Boston of Dayton received the District Award of Merit for giving several years of service and leadership to Cub Scout Pack 360 of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He also served the Pinenut District as the training chairman and led a team of scout instructors in training. Boston helped form Boy Scout Troop 847 at Dayton Intermediate School and is now serving as its scoutmaster.
Marla Morris of Minden received the District Award of Merit for serving Pack 33 of Minden; she now serves the youth of Troop 33. At the district level she has been a member of the Day Camp staff for several years and served as the camp director last year, a position she will keep for 2014.
Judge Jim Wilson of Carson City is an Eagle Scout who received the District Award of Merit for serving the youth through scouting, his church and his career. He serves as a varsity team coach and as the chairman of the Pinenut District Nominating Committee. Wilson’s efforts helped the Pinenut District rate at the Silver Level in the Boy Scouts of America Journey to Excellence program for 2013, one of the highest ratings of any district in Nevada Area Council.
Two other scouters were recognized during the evening’s ceremonies. Allen Newberry of Dayton was recognized for his 45 years of service to scouting, and Ron Thornton received the Distinguished Commissioner award for his many years of service to scout units.