Boy Scouts California Silver Beaver
John has been active in Scouting since his youth, including earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He has held a variety of positions as an adult in Scouting, including his current positions as Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 16 in Clovis and District Committee Chairman for the San Joaquin District. John attended the 1971 World Scout Jamboree in Japan where he hiked Mt. Fujiyama during a typhoon. John graduated from Brigham Young University in 1978 with a degree in accounting. He later went on to graduate from the University of Washington with a Masters in Business Administration in 1979, and Brigham Young University Law in 1985. John Met his wife, Ana Leesa in 1968. They didn't begin dating until 1977 and were married in 1978 in Provo, UT. They have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. John enjoys speaking French, playing the flute, and hiking., Don attended Porterville High School where he met his wife Mariom. They were married in Porterville in 1969. Don attended college while in the military, in addition to attending Porterville College, and Fresno State University in 1990. Don has been involved in Scouting since becoming a Den Leader in 1987. Since then Don has been a Webelos Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner, Wood Badge Staff member, and a Wood Badge Course Director. Don did not have the opportunity to participate in Scouting as a youth and has made up for lost time as an adult. Don has told his grandsons that he refuses to grow up and will always be a Scout., Bert was a Cub Scout and earned the Arrow of Light I 1965. He was in Boy Scouts from 1966 to 1972 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Since then Bert has been a Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner, Friends of Scouting Chairman for the Mt. Whitney District, and currently serves as a merit badge counselor, Eagle Project Coach, and committee member for Troop 405. Bert graduated from Selma High School in 1972, Reedley College in 1974, Brigham Young University with degrees in Zoology and Microbiology in 1978 and 1981, Washington university School of Dental Medicine in 1985, and University of Utah General practice Dentistry in 1986. Bert met his wife Eileen in 1978 at Brigham Young University. They were married in 1979 in Oakland, CA. They have 6 daughters, 3 of which are married to Eagle Scouts., Sheldon has been involved in Scouting since his youth, and achieved the rank of Life Scout as a Boy Scout. Since then he has been a Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, Varsity Scout Coach, Venture Crew Advisor, District Committee member, Jamboree Scoutmaster, Wood Badge Staff member and Wood Badge Course Director. He currently hold the position of Scoutmaster in Troop 302 in Sanger, CA and is the Council Advancement Chairman. Sheldon Graduated from Sanger High School in 1982 and went on the graduate from Brigham Young University in 1989, and Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992. Sheldon met his wife Stacey in the 6th grade, they were married 12 years later in 1987. They have 5 children., Scott joined Cub Scouts in 1972 and went on the earn the rank of Eagle Scout in 1980. Scott has been active as an adult in Scouting since 1988, most recently as the District Committee Chairman in the Kings River District. Scott has also been a Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, Pack Committee Chair, Order of the Arrow Chapter Advisor, Assistant District Commissioner, and District Commissioner. Scott Attended Norco Senior High School and went to attend San Joaquin Delta College, Bakersfield College, and CSU Bakersfield. Scott Completed an apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Lineman in 1990. Scott met his wife Shelly in Bakersfield in 1986 at a church sponsored dance. They were married in 1987 and have 2 daughters., Stephen joined Scouting as a youth in 1965, earning the Arrow of Light award. He continued on in Scouting for the next few years, achieving the rank of First Class Scout. Stephen graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy in 1970, and went on to join the Navy, retiring from active duty in 1998. As an adult Stephen has held a variety of position in Scouting, including: Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, District Camping Chairman, Council Camping Committee member, Unit Commissioner, District Training Chairman, Assistant District Commissioner, Wood Badge staff member, and has been on staff a many trainings and events. Stephen met his wife Arla 1989 in Visalia at a square dance. They were married in 1991 and have a son and a granddaughter., Paul was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout and completed the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout just prior to his 13th birthday as a member of Troop292 in Inglewood, CA. Paul is currently the Scoutmaster of Troop390 in Fowler, CA. He has also been a Tiger Den Leader, Wolf/ Bear Den Leader, Webelos Leader, Pack and Troop Committee Member, Crew Advisor, and Charter Organization Representative. Paul graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1978 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from UCLA in 1983, a Master of Science Candidate in Ag Chemistry at CSU Fresno 1983-1985, and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of Pacific in 1988. Paul met his wife Connie in high school and they were married in 1984. They have 5 sons, 3 of which are Eagle Scouts, the 4th is currently a Life Scout, and the 5th is a 2nd year Webelos., Jim was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout in Salinas, CA and Earned the Rank of Eagle Scout. Jim has served as an Assistant Scoutmaster both in Salinas and in Fresno, a Cubmaster, Jamboree Assistant Scoutmaster, and is currently serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 35 in Fresno and Order of The Arrow Lodge Advisor. Jim graduated from North Salinas High School in 1982 and is also a graduate of Hartnell College class of 1986, and CSU Fresno class of 1988. Jim met his wife Debbie while working at J.C. Penny Co. in Salinas in May 1984. They were married in December 1987. Jim and Debbie have 4 children. Their 2 sons, Tyler and Kyle are both Eagle Scouts., Has been active in Scouting for a number of years and currently serves as the Council Camping Committee Chair and a Unit Commissioner. Lora has held a variety of positions in Scouting and has been on staff at numerous trainings and events. Lora was born right here in Fresno and grew up on a ranch west of Kerman. Lora Graduated from Kerman High School 1971 and after that spent a year at Fresno City College before transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Lora graduated from CSU Northridge in 1978 with a degree in Business Management. Lora met her husband Thad while at Cal Poly in 1973. They were married in 1975. Their son Walter is an Eagle Scout., Don was a Boy Scout as a youth in Oakland, CA. As an adult Don has served as a Webelos Den Leader, Troop Committee Chair, and is currently serving as a member of the Troop Committee for Troop 116 in Madera, CA. Don Graduated from Castlemont High School in 1959 and San Jose State University in 1964. Don has been a board member of Madera Camp Fire USA for over 20 years as well as an active Rotarian for 23 years, including a term as club president and a term as Assistant district governor. Don is active with the Rotary's Interact Club and assisted in the construction of over 80 playgrounds in Mexico. Don met his wife Cathi while at San Jose State University and they were married in 1965. They have 3 children. Their son Kenny is an Eagle Scout.
Kim is extremely active in Scouting in the Mt. Whitney District since 1993. She has served as Assistant Den Leader, Den Leader, Cubmaster, Webelos Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Chairman, Assistant Explorer Adviser; Explorer Committee Chair and Venturing Committee Chairman. In our Council, Kim has also served as a Unit Commissioner, District Roundtable Commissioner, District Committee Member and Chapter Advisor for the Order of the Arrow. She has been awarded the Cub Scouter Award, Scouter's Training Award, Commissioner's Arrowhead Honor, and College of Commissioner Science Doctorate Award. Kim received the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor in 2004 and received the Founders Award in 2007., Dean has a long history of Scouting in the Visalia Area. He has served as a Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster for Pack 344; Committee Member and Associate Advisor for Crew 344, Assistant Varsity Coach for Team 344, Assistant Scoutmaster and eventually Scoutmaster for Troop 344. He has earned the Den Leader Award, Webelos Den Leader Award and the Cub Scouter Award. Dean completed Wood Badge in 2008 and continues to "Lead by Leaps and Bounds".
Dean has been very active and an integral part of the continued success of the National Youth Leadership Training Course that is offered each year by our Council. His ability to assemble a dynamic core of both youth as well as adult trainers has led to our Council having one of the most successful youth training courses in its history., Greg earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1989 while living in the Philippines and is a third generation Eagle Scout. Greg was once offered the opportunity to play Pro Basketball in the Philippines but he declined that opportunity. His family eventually returned to California and Greg was able to attended Fresno City College and eventually earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Greg has many active years with Scouting, including his current role as an Associate Adviser with the Order of the Arrow. Greg enjoys coaching baseball, football, and basketball to elementary school age youth. He also served as the Council Centennial Camporall Committee Chairman in 2010 leading the largest Camporall in Council history., Chris has been an active member of his Church serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Elder's Quorum Counselor, Bishopric Counselor, High Priest Group Leader, Secretary, Counselor in the Stake Young Men's Organization and Stake Finance Clerk.