ADA — Harry Miller District Annual Awards Banquet was held at First Christian Church Jan. 17. Area leaders and scouters honored for their service to Boy Scouts include Tamara Quaid, Pack 14, Best Start Award for her first year as a den leader. Sada Jones was recognized for outstanding work as a Tiger Cub Leader with Pack 14; Alice Garber, doing a second tour of duty with Pack 13, received the award for Outstanding Den Leader; and Tawana Townsend, completing her second year with Pack 4, was named Outstanding Cubmaster.

David Painter, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 4, received the Extra Miler Award for his promotion of and service to Wisawanik Lodge, Order of the Arrow, in addition to his role as scoutmaster of his troop at Camp Simpson for the past five years.

Mike Musgrave, former ranger at Camp Simpson, was presented the Superior Service to Scouting Award for his excellent work as manager of the council campground.

A special commendation, Exceptional Contribution to Scouting, was presented to David Crisp, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 4, for exemplary service in many positions on the troop, district, and council levels.

George and Sue McCoy, Coalgate, were honored for a Lifetime of Dedicated Service to Scouting. For two decades, George held numerous leadership positions in the Los Angeles and the Inland Empire councils in California. He was Cubmaster and/or Scoutmaster of packs and troops in both councils and held terms as Roundtable and District Commissioner. In the fifteen years since they moved to Oklahoma, he has been Cubmaster of Pack 177 and Scoutmaster of Troop 177 of Coalgate. He has received two District Awards of Merit for his service in California (1976) and Oklahoma(1999). Sue was presented the Sustaining Scouting Certificate of Appreciation in 2001 in recognition of her role as George’s Scouting teammate and supporter.

The District Award of Merit was presented to Chuck Webber, Atoka. Chuck has been Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 92 for five years. During this time he has helped with troop activities, encouraged scouts to seek new challenges, and taught merit badge classes at summer camp. He has also assisted with Cub Scout events such as Roundups and Pinewood Derby races. Chuck worked with the committee which planned the logistics for the Arbuckle Council Contingent Boy Scout Troop to attend the 2005 National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, near Washington, D.C.

John Wilson, district chairman, was inducted into the Harry Miller District Hall of Fame. John’s tenure as an adult scouter began in 1983 as Cubmaster of Pack 2. He has served as commissioner, trainer, day camp program director, and coordinator for many district events such as Pinewood Derby and Cubs in Action. John also is registered as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 4 and has participated in high adventure trips to Boundary Waters, Canada and Green River, Utah. He received the Harry Miller District Award of Merit in 1989 and the Spirit of Scouting citation in 2006.

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