BSA Scouting Awards presented - Silver Beaver Awarded to Four Men
4 Honored For Service To Boyhood In-ya dichael'shhrdlu ol or dlu Lifelong "service to boyhood" by four scout leaders of the Charter Oak Council, BSA, was acknowledged Sunday evening at the annual Scouters Banquet of the council in the Last Hart ford High School. Holgar Hansen, of West Hart ford; Prescott L. Brown of Tolland; Victor G. Muzzulin Jr., ,of Wethersfield and George E. Stiles of Manchester were presented with the Silver Beaver awards, annual offerings of the council to prominent citizens of the scout world. Myers gpeaks Following the 'banquet, attended by over 400 Council leaders, guests and scouts, George K. Myers, national director of civic relationships of the Boy Scout movement, spoke on "Lifters and Leaners." He told the group that "there are only two kinds of people, in the world Lifters and Leaners. The Lifter strengthens and betters everything, he makes life worthwhile, while the Leaner sits back and lets the other guy do the work. ' He told the Council also that he was pleased with the poten tial power for good wrapped up in the people here, tonight" but warned that "for Young Amerl-f it u later than ever" and challenged the group to be Lifters or Leaners." t in rnn Scout in Council M Ailvn Wadhams. president of the Council, in a "State of tho Council" address, said "to day there are more than 10,500 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers in 270 units. This growth represents a gain of more than 1,500 boys over a year ago. Wadhams thanked unit com mittees of the Council scouts and the professional staff for their generous financial support of the scouting program during 1955 through the Greater Hart ford Community Chest or through separate campaigns. He singled out 51 communities of the Council for their support. Dnmninir Award Made Other awards given Included the Natjonal Camping awards to several troops in the council. District quota streamers were also presented to units for recruiting and holding efforts dur ing the year. Nelson A. Sly, scout execu tive, closed the banquet with a scout ceremony. The invocation was given by the Rev. John C. Smith, executive secretary of the Greater Hartford Council of Churches. Lewelen M. Stearns, chairman of the Council Activi-ties committee, was toastmas-ter.