CLARK COUNTY — Two local mentors from Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council’s Spirit Lake District were presented the Silver Beaver volunteer award during a virtual recognition ceremony on April 22.
Cara Curtland, of Vancouver, has been an adult scouter for 14 years and is now the scoutmaster of Troop 554 in Spirit Lake District. She also is assistant scoutmaster for female Troop 5554. During her seven years as a scoutmaster, Curtland has mentored 23 youth in attaining Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.
William “Bill” Walsh, of Battle Ground, has been involved with the Boy Scouts for more than 40 years. He serves as district commissioner and was an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 344.
“Since it was organized in 1910, Scouting has been dedicated to providing a fun, educational program for youths that instills values, healthy living, character development and lifelong learning,” Matt Devore, Scouting’s chief executive, said in a news release. “These mentors continue to provide outstanding service to youths, communities and families.”
The Cascade Pacific Council guides nearly 10,000 boys and girls in 18 counties in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.