Meet your 2013 Silver Buffalo class

Words can’t adequately describe our gratitude for the sacrifice that Silver Buffalo recipients have made to Scouting over their lives, but I’ll offer two anyway: Thank you.

Thank you to the 12 men and women who will receive Scouting’s highest honor for adults. The distinguished dozen will get their medals in a special recognition ceremony at the National Annual Meeting in May in Grapevine, Texas.

And they’ll join a prestigious list that includes Jimmy Stewart, Yogi Berra, Bill Gates, Robert Baden-Powell, and many more who have kept Scouting strong for more than a century.

Here are the 2013 recipients:

The Silver Buffalo Award square knot and medal.

The Silver Buffalo Award square knot and medal.

Carlos J. Arboleya — Miami, Fla.

Jean Arnold — Lebanon, Pa.

George N. Boulukos — Freeport, N.Y.

Jack S. Butler II — Blairsville, Ga.

Raymond Capp — Nashville, Tenn.

Ralph De la Vega — Alpharetta, Ga.

Russ Hunsaker — Salt Lake City, Utah

William Keeler — Timonium, Md.

Steve McGowan — Cross Lanes, W.Va.

Ellie Morrison — Waco, Texas

John F. Pyfer, Jr. — Lancaster, Pa.

James Wilson — McLean, Va.

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19 thoughts on “Meet your 2013 Silver Buffalo class

  1. Awesome – I know George Boulukos, and in his quiet way, has volunteered for over 50 years, I guess. Especially helpful and generous to his Council on Long Island and as national Chairman of our Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting. AXIOS! (He is worthy)

  2. Congratulations to Baltimore’s Cardinal Keeler!! We are so proud that he is receiving this great honor!!

    • Probably the same reason I wouldn’t call my Congressman, Commanding Officer, or anyone else by their professional title if we’re both volunteers within Scouting. We’re all on the same level as volunteers and not all of us are Catholic, military subordinates or in a capacity that requires us to refer to each other by title. This doesn’t mean we hold each other in any less regard.

      • To both Mike and Brad…I meant neither a thumb’s “up” or “down” but I do wonder about the appropriateness of omitting any title, but especially that of an ordained priest/cardinal/bishop, etc. I don’t know. I think if you’re in a conversation among peers, certainly you wouldn’t refer to someone by their title but if you’re being recognized in a formal ceremony or on a list announcing you’ve been selected, formality would be in order.

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