Scouting Recognitions

After over almost five decades on the BSA trail, I’ve been honored in so very many ways…most don’t come with a “trinket”, just the satisfaction that I’ve made a true difference in someone’s life.



The day my brother Jeff received his Eagle Badge

Eagle Scout with 3 palms

Philmont Arrowhead twice

Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow

CSE’s Winners’ Circle 6 times

Professional Training Award

Cubmaster Training Award

Cub Scouter’s Training Award

York District Cubmaster of the YearSR-511 Eagles

York District Howard Hunter Award

Wood Badge Trained

W.D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award

Scouter’s Training Award for Boy Scouting & Venturing

God & Service Award from Grace Presbyterian Church

Rick  Melody Diles
The night I received the Silver Beaver

Commissioner’s Arrowhead HonorJames E. West Fellow

District Award-of-Merit

Silver Beaver Award

Horton Community Service Award from Alpha Phi Omega

CSE’s Silver Compass Award and Silver Benchmark Award

Shofar Award from the National Jewish Committee on Scouting