Annual Recognition Dinner


2020 Council Banquet
Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | Downtown Marriott.
More information coming soon



On May 1, more than 300 Scouters gathered to recognize Scouting’s elite at the 2019 Council Recognition Banquet. The “Traditions Old…Adventures New” themed event brought history to life and honored the council’s Silver Beaver Class, Units & District of the Year, Distinguished Scoutmaster of the Year, Eagle Scout Project of the Year, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scouts and the Torch of Gold Award recipient.

In a surprise presentation, council board member Tom Barnett was recognized with the BSA’s Lifesaving Medal of Merit. Tom utilized and remembered the skills he learned in Scouting as a boy while on a mission to trip to Africa. Tom's quick thinking helped resuscitate a young girl who fell into a well.

Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients. Download the complete event program below

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