Adult Recognition Awards

50 Years of Service

Matthew J.Linkel 2001 Presented by Conewago District
Earl Hertz Earned in 2014 Presented by Troop 103 – June 16,2018
Richard E. Crouse Earned in 2017 Presented by Troop 103 – June 16, 2018
Keneth E. Zinn Earned in 2017 Presented by Troop 103 – June 16, 2018
William Klein Earned in 2021 To be Presented by Troop 103 – 2022

Service to the Troop

Silver Beaver Award

Established in 1931, the Silver Beaver Award is presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council. A recipient must be a registered adult member of the BSA. The awards are bestowed at appropriate local functions. Silver Beaver Awards are presented on the basis of the number of units in a council.

1988 Richard E. Crouse
1987 Loretta M. Sellman
1956 Nicholas D. Murphy
1949 Charles L. Weaver

District Award of Merit

The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present

all the awards to which it is entitled each year.

1949 Nicholas D. Murphy Troop 103 SM
1949 Walter Blettner 103 ?
1964 Lawrence H. Cummins Troop 103
1965 John H. Riley
1977 Dr. Henry Hoffacker 103 ?
1982 William A. Klein, Jr. Troop 103
1983 John Markle Troop 103
1984 Loretta M. Sellman Pack 103 CM
1985 Richard E. Crouse Troop 103
1988 Matt Linkel Troop 103
1989 Frank W. Sanders Troop 103
1990 Earl H. Hertz Troop 103
1992 Kenneth Zinn Troop 103
1993 Richard P. Arigo Troop 103
1994 Mary Bohrer Pack 103 CM
2001 Steve Baker District
2002 Peter B. Slusser, Jr. Troop 103
2003 Andrew J. Groft Troop 103 SM
2003 John E. Helfrick Troop 103
2008 Richard C. Slusser Troop 103
2015 Jeff Rosenzweig Troop 103
2018 Robert L. Zinn Troop 103

District Service Award

The award is available to Scouters who render exemplary service at the district level.


1962 Lawrence H. Cummins Troop 103
1965 Charolette Wolfe Pack 103
1966 Mary Jane Henry Pack 103
1969 Nancy Crouse Pack 103
1970 Germanus Orndorff Pack 103
1972 Mary Jane Henry Pack 103
1977 John Markle, Jr. Pack 103
1979 Loretta M. Sellman Pack 103
1979 William A. Klein, Jr. District
1980 Linda Livelsberger Pack 103
1980 Russell H. Zimmerman Troop 103
1982 Thomas O’ Hara Troop 103
1985 Frank W. Sanders Troop 103
1986 Rita Elliot Pack 103
1988 Steve A. Sabaka Pack 103
1989 John Hicks Troop 103
1991 Dennis W. Kelly Troop 103
1995 John Kruger Pack 103
1997 Carl M. Cessna Troop 103
1997 Gail Kruger Pack 103
1997 Peter B. Slusser, Jr. Pack 103
1998 Anthony A. Smith Pack 103
1998 John Curt Hooper Troop 118
1998 John E. Helfrick Pack 103
1998 Thomas A. Staub Pack 103
1999 Charles A. Grove Pack 103
1999 John B. Zinn Pack 103
2000 David E. Smith Pack 103
2001 Andy J. Groft Troop 103
2001 Pete Monaghan Troop 103
2008 Jeffrey A. Rosenzweig Troop 103
2008 Robert L. Zinn Troop 103

St. George Adult Recognition Award

  • The National Catholic Committee on Scouting┬«, acting through the local diocese or eparchy, may award the St. George emblem to members of the laity and clergy, Scouters and non-Scouters alike, who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting.
  • The recipients of the emblem are to be sought after and selected by an active committee of the (arch)diocese/eparchy. This committee is to be newly-appointed each year by the diocesan Scout chaplain or chairperson.
  • Nomination forms should give a detailed description of how the nominee provides outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting in the Catholic Church. It is improper to nominate oneself or one’s spouse.
  • General Scouting achievements do not qualify a person to receive the St. George emblem. The Boy Scouts of America has district, council, regional and national awards for such recognition.


1979 Richard E. Crouse
1990 Earl H. Hertz
1981 George L. Hoke
1992 William A. Kline, Jr.
1992 Francis W. Sanders
1994 Loretta M. Sellman
1981 Russell H. Zimmerman

BSA Lifeguard

  • To recognize Boy Scouts and Venturers age 15 and older, and adult volunteers who have successfully completed the BSA Lifeguard course and demonstrated the ability to perform each of the skills taught in the course.


1978 Robert L. Zinn

Memorial Mall at Camp Tuckahoe

The following individuals have been honored at the Camp Tuckahoe Memorial Mall

4/14/1935 Louis Smith Jr. Scout – Second Class Rank
7/25/1959 Robert C. Myers Council Executive Board
7/11/1964 John L. Ratti Scout – Second Class Rank
7/13/1968 Thomas B. Murphy Scoutmaster
7/10/1971 Lawrence H. Cummins Committee Member
7/8/1983 William E. Rhodes Jr. Committee Member
7/10/1987 6/16/1986 David E. Sanders Scout – Star Rank
7/10/1992 12/26/1991 Norbert G. Neiderer Committee Member
7/16/1993 11/20/1992 Russell H. Zimmerman Committee Member
7/8/1994 4/14/1994 George L. Hoke Committee Member
7/11/1997 10/5/1996 Jonathan L. Groft Scout – Eagle Rank
7/11/1997 3/29/1997 Laddie J. Marchio Scouting Coordinator
7/12/2002 3/14/2002 Henry J. Snyder Committee Member
7/9/2004 8/27/2003 Loretta M. Sellman Committee Member
7/13/2007 2/13/2007 Dennis W. Kelly Committee Member
7/8/2016 11/8/2015 Robert (Toby) Crook Scoutmaster
8/14/2021 8/12/2019 Earl Hertz Troop Committee Member, Cub Pack Master