Two Payson men were honored with one of the highest awards available to leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.
John Wilson and Roger Kreimeyer both received the distinguished Silver Beaver award during the annual Zane Grey District Scout Banquet Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver is one of the most prestigious national honors bestowed upon volunteer leaders.
As an organization whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer, the Boy Scouts of America provides this distinctive award to recognize invaluable service to youth by dedicated leaders.
Other awards presented during the banquet include:
District Award of Merit: Jim Sprinkle
Commissioner's Arrowhead: Sine Scott
District Chairman Awards: Dan Nyhus, Sherry Rheinhart
District Family Award: McWilliams Family
District Honor Awards: Kathy Arnold, Lenore White
Distinguished Scouting Service Awards: Rod Byers, Dianne Martell-Williams, Prudential Arrowhead Realty, Cucina Paradiso
Firecracker Awards: Todd A. Brahm, Steve Hatt, Nancy Guyon, Christina Hammond, John Romanowski