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June 11
Silver Beaver: Edward 'Skip' Knarr

Edward "Skip" Knarr
Edward "Skip" Knarr
​Silver Beaver Awards will be presented at the council's Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner on June 14.

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a local council can present to an adult volunteer of the Boy Scouts of America. The award is presented to those volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the Scouting program. Nominations are recommended by the local council and approved by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
     Skip Knarr’s energy and enthusiasm create a positive atmosphere for Scouts, parents and leaders during events on Challenge Courses and while rock climbing. Those traits help Scouts face significant obstacles and overcome them -- and also help him coach leaders to provide a meaningful adventure for their units.
     During his last 12 years as an instructor for the council’s Challenge Course and Climbing programs, he gave hundreds of Scouters the mentoring and guidance necessary for their success during dozens of courses. He served on several National Camping School staffs as an instructor for Challenge Courses throughout the Midwest. He provided leadership for many in-school Venturing crews to take part in the Challenge Course program during the school day. Thousands of Cub Scouts learned the basics of climbing on the bouldering walls he developed for ScoutQuest 100 in 2010.
     He serves as an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 25, chartered to Concord Elementary School. He was the Advisor to Venturing Crew 25 and currently is the committee chairman.
     Outside of Scouting, he assists the GO FISH! program of the Missouri Department of Conservation, which teaches young people fishing and respect for the outdoors. He volunteered for 16 years with the Y Indian guides and served as Nation Chief for two years. He is an active member of Concord Trinity United Methodist Church.
     While an employee at Anheuser-Busch, he worked on many Friends of Scouting campaigns and is a crew leader for his districts’ Family Campaign.
     He is a Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow and received his district’s Award of Merit. He is the father of an Eagle Scout and a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient.


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