Annual Recognition Dinner

*New Date - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Downtown Marriott I 200 W 12th St Kansas City, MO 64105

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Our Recognition Banquet is held annually to recognize the volunteers of the Heart of America Council. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition presented on the council level. Additional awards such as the North Star Award, School District of the Year and District of the Year will also be presented as part of the banquet.

Event Program


 2018 Silver Beaver Award Class
The Silver Beaver is the highest award that a council may present to a registered volunteer for outstanding service to youth.


  • David Allen, Lone Bear
  • Robert Baranek, Shawnee Trails
  • Tom Barnett, Council
  • Jeremy Croucher, Council
  • Kerry DeHaan, Blue Elk
  • Timothy Helton, Golden Eagle
  • Michele Hodapp, Shawnee Trails
  • Daniel Koontz, Iron Horse
  • Gene Krahenbuhl, Spirit Trail
  • Steven Lancaster, High Trail
  • Michael Meyers, Blue Elk
  • Howard Scott, Golden Eagle
  • Irma Sue Shirk, Blue Elk
  • David Timpe, Soaring Eagle
  • James Vaca, Frontier
  • Drew Warninghoff, Kaw
  • Richard Webb, Big Muddy

 2018 North Star Award Recipients
The North Star Award is presented by councils to non-registered volunteers who have made a significant contribution to Scouting.

  • Darren Cook - VP of Operations, Kansas Speedway
  • Don Fowler - Owner, Fowler Bus Company

Other Awards

District of the Year

National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award 
Eagle Scout Project of the Year

Paul D. Arend Scoutmaster of the Year

Torch of Gold Award


2019 Silver Beaver Nomination Form

2019 North Star Nomination Form

Unit of the Year Nomination Form

HOAC District of the Year Criteria