Gravois Trail is proud of its 2013 Silver Beaver honorees, Keith Guller and Joe Vaughn. The two received their awards during the Annual Council Meeting and Recognition Dinner on May 28. Read more about each recipient below.
For more than 13 years, Keith Guller has been a leader in the Gravois Trail District’s Friends of Scouting campaign- first as a team leader, then as chairman and currently as his district’s development chairman and member of the council’s executive board. In 2007, he received the District Award of Merit.
In the St. Louis area, Keith is the chairman for the National Kidney Foundation’s board of directors, an organization he has supported for over 15 years. He initiated the Guller Family Lectureship in Preventive Cardiology for the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation and as a board member for 10 years, works to connect the hospital and a family of charitable donors.
Keith is a founding member and serves on the current board for the Institute for Private Business at the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University. This organization assists key executives and owners of family or private businesses with ways to resolve critical issues, shape the growth of their businesses and power the future of the St. Louis region. He is also an active member of the Association for the United States Army raising funds for veterans’ children to attend college.
Joe Vaughn's devotion and dedication for the Special Needs Scouting program is second to none. Joe currently serves as Special Needs Activity Chairman and has also held the position of Assistant District Commissioner–Special Needs.
A veteran who served his country in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam, Joe completed Wood Badge Training while serving on the Gravois Trail District’s Adult Leader Training staff. He also served on the staff of Xtreme2000, the council-wide camporee of 2000.
Joe has received Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow, District Award of Merit, Proficient Trainer’s Award, God and Country, National President’s Scoutmaster Award of Merit and Scoutmaster Key.