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Sapona District recognizes district leadership award recipients

The Sapona District of Scouting USA recently recognized its 2019 District Leadership Award recipients during the annual program preview picnic on July 26.

The following individuals were recognized:

Cubmaster of the Year Mark Steelman Pack 448

Assistant Cubmaster of the Year Jack Godfrey Pack 328

Lion Leader of the Year Matthew Cameron Pack 308

Bear Den Leader of the Year Rebecca Moore Pack 308

Webelos Leader of the Year Linda Binkley Pack 308

Scoutmaster of the Year Becky Sides Girl Troop 4443

Assistant Scoutmaster of Year Mike Powers Troop 320

Venturing Advisor of the Year Walter Ryerson Crew 443

District Scouter of the Year Marie Licata Troop/Crew 443

District Award of Merit


Robert Anderson   Troop 442 2019 (100th recipient, since 1974)


John Barber   Pack/Troop 306/443 2019

Cub Cup – Pack 306, North Hills Christian School 2019

Scout Cup – Troop 443, St John’s Lutheran Church 2019

Special Recognitions:
Jack Kepley               Troop 448                        Kiwanis Centennial Service Award- 2020
Spencer Chandler   Troop 379                            Service Above Self Award – 2020 (High School Category)

Phil Cameron            Pack/Troop 306/443     International Scouters Award- 2019

Kevin Fuller                Pack 328/Roundtable Commissioner                Commissioner Arrowhead Honor- 2020


Sapona District has been serving youth in Rowan County for 100 years and plans to have an anniversary celebration on Jan. 30 at the Salisbury Civic Center. Since 1929, more than 1,875 youth have achieved the Eagle Scout rank in Rowan County.

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