Annual Council Business Meeting and Adult Recognition Dinner
Please join us for the Annual Council Business Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The program includes a picnic style dinner at the Beveridge Pavilion, Stanley Park, Westfield.
Cost per-person: $30
A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award - the highest honor a council can bestow upon adult volunteers who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.
Adult Recognition and National Silver Beaver Court of Honor
Hunter J. McCormick
Hunter J. McCormick has been an active Scouter throughout the Western Massachusetts Council now for over 25 years. During that tenure he has held numerous positions from merit badge counselor to Pack Trainer for Pack 49, Scoutmaster for Troop 23, and now Troop Committee Chair. Hunter currently serves as the Appalachian Trail District’s District Chairman.
Hunter has always thrown himself head-first into every activity he has volunteered for. As a youth he earned Eagle Scout with 9 palms and Venturing’s Bronze, Gold, and Silver Awards as a member of a Venture Crew he founded at Stonehill College. He has been an active part of the Order of the Arrow since he was a youth serving in various positions including Lodge Chief. He has also served as a District OA Advisor and as Section Staff Advisor for NE-2A. For his work with the Order of the Arrow, Hunter has been awarded the Vigil Honor and the Founder’s Award and in 2015 was named an OA Centurion. Hunter has also been involved with District Training, with fundraising, and has been awarded various recognitions for his outstanding service, including the District Award of Merit, the William D. Boyce Organizer Award, Wood Badge, and various training awards.
Although it is difficult to believe, Hunter does have other hobbies and avocations that keep him busy in addition to his Scouting work. Hunter manages and works for his own property management company, most recently has completed his MBA through Western New England University, and finds time to also be the chairman for the Great Barrington Rotary Foundation Club, is on the Advisory Council for the Berkshire Country Day School and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Hunter, we salute you for your dedication to Scouting and to the youth of the Western Massachusetts Council. Congratulations!
Mark Maloney is a tireless volunteer in Scouting within the Metacomet District and the Western Massachusetts Council. In 2009 Mark became involved in Scouting when his son Ruari wanted to join Pack 3 as a Tiger Cub. That year Mark became Cubmaster of the Pack and has now held that position for the past 12 years. Mark has also played an active role as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 5 in Greenfield.
Mark is the type of volunteer you want on your committee because you know that he will put his heart and soul into everything that he will accomplish and is a person you can count on. In 2014 Mark joined the Metacomet District Committee, helping with various Cub Scout events, camporees, and any other task that needed assistance. Mark became involved in giving Friends of Scouting presentations in the Metacomet District, which soon expanded to giving presentations anywhere one was needed. In 2015 Mark was awarded the District Award of Merit by the Metacomet District for his volunteerism. In 2020 Mark’s leadership was needed when the position of District Chairman needed to be filled. Mark stepped up to the plate and has been working hard ever since.
Mark has also given freely of his time and talents within his community. In 2001 Mark was elected to the Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals and has served on that committee for the past 19 years, the last five as chairman. He also served on the Greenfield City Council for then years from 2001 to 2011. Since 2002 Mark has served on the School Committee for the Franklin County Technical School and has also coached for Greenfield Minor League and Babe Ruth Baseball.
Mark, thank you for your time, energy, talent, and leadership. We are honored to award you this evening with the Silver Beaver Award. Congratulations!