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Vogt presented with Silver Beaver award

Dan Vogt, Pine Tree district commissioner, was one of three Central Minnesota Council leaders to be recognized for their service by being presented with the Silver Beaver award.

Dan Vogt, Pine Tree district commissioner, was one of three Central Minnesota Council leaders to be recognized for their service by being presented with the Silver Beaver award.

"The Silver Beaver is the most prestigious award we can present at the council level and is an award that comes from the volunteers through a nomination process," said David Trehey, Central Minnesota Council Scout executive.

According to scouting.org, the Silver Beaver was originally introduced in 1931 and is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.

The award was presented to Vogt during the Central Minnesota Council annual recognition dinner and was presented to him by his family and Pine Tree district committee chair Loren Meinke.

Vogt has served in numerous positions throughout scouting, starting out as a tiger cub parent, moving on to later serve as an assistant cubmaster, cubmaster and committee positions. He currently serves as the Pine Tree District commissioner, which is part of the District Key 3, making him responsible for the scouting program in all the units throughout the district. Vogt is also active in other organizations, including St. Francis Catholic Church, Buckmasters Deer Association, Brainerd Jaycees, Sertoma and snowmobile clubs. He has previously received Cub Scouter of the Year, Scouter's Training Key and the District Award of Merit.

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The Silver Beaver is known as an award that is not just presented for things done by a person but also as an award that is presented to those who will continue to serve.

In the last 10 years, Pine Tree District recipients have included: Diane Buchite, Rocky Wells, Aurora Burgstaler, Louis Hoffman, Charles Albrecht, James Bedard, Richard Beal, Roy Egstad, Susan Roring and Warren Williams.

The Pine Tree District of Central Minnesota Council serves several communities in the lakes area, including: Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa, Pine River, Aitkin, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and McGregor.

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