BMC Silver Beavers
After achieving the rank of Eagle Scout 27 years ago, Stephen has remained active in the Scouting organization. As a youth, he became an Order of the Arrow member and was subsequently elected Walamootkin Lodge Chief. In 1997, Stephen served as Assistant Scoutmaster for the BMC National Jamboree contingent. He has held the positions of Assistant Scoutmaster and District Chair. Last year’s District Award of Merit recipient is also a swim team coach. Within his professional career as a dentist, Stephen mentors students interested in dental careers and participates in international health missions.
Although Kyle is an Eagle Scout and District Award of Merit recipient, he’s primarily recognized in the Scouting community as co-chair of the bi-annual Merit Badge Extravaganza. While a high school senior in January 2012, Kyle assumed the lead in planning, organizing, and running the merit badge event. In addition to two Council Merit Badge Camps he’s staffed, the January 2020 Extravaganza was the sixteenth production he has orchestrated. Kyle also has to his credit many years as an assistant coach for youth sports and plans a return to the volunteer position.
Ken’s quarter-century of facilitating outdoor adventures for Troop and Crew 190 has created unforgettable backcountry experiences for hundreds of youth. Scouts and Venturers have navigated open country over challenging terrains in various weather conditions, traversing the snow-covered Cascades and safely summiting Mount Hood and Mount Rainier. His mentorship and guidance continue to make such opportunities a reality for young men and women. In the local community, Ken has been a Youth Soccer volunteer, an active member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, and a long-time member and volunteer of Friends of Badger Mountain.
Bill is an Eagle Scout who re-engaged in Scouting as Den Leader when his sons reached Pack age and then as Assistant Scoutmaster. Upon moving to the Tri-Cities, Blue Mountain became his fifth Council association. He serves as an OA Advisor, attended NOAC, and transformed Walamootkin Ceremonies Team into a functioning troupe. He also fulfills positions of Troop 228 Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor. For his 2019 Wood Badge ticket, he’s organizing a STEM event at WSU Tri-Cities. A PNNL scientist, Bill is also an involved member of the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society.
A Scouter for nearly 25 years, BJ has been a Den Leader, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Unit Commissioner. After chairing White Bluffs’ 2014 Camporee, he now serves on the Council Camporee committee. He’s a 2013 Wood Badge alum, was a two-time course staffer, and is set to provide training for the 2020 session. A retired Marine with 20 years of service, BJ is currently a Sheriff’s Deputy with the Benton County Corrections Department where he and fellow officers volunteer for Shop with a Cop, the Autism Center Trunk-r-Treat, and Tip a Cop.