Beverly F. Taylor – 2021 Silver Beaver Award Honoree

Bev Taylor has done an awful lot of Scouting in his 40-year career as an adult leader in the National Capital Area Council and the New Birth of Freedom Council.

At the unit level, he’s been a member of unit committees and Committee Chair. He’s also been a Scoutmaster (four years) and an Assistant Scoutmaster (two years).

At the district level, Bev has served as a Unit Commissioner (seven years), Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner/Staff (nine years), and Assistant District Commissioner (two years). He also served as Order of the Arrow chapter adviser for five years.

Bev also served as a member of the Council Camping Committee for five years in NCAC and was involved in the Goshen Bears—a service organization for the camp.

A recipient of the District Award of Merit in 1990, Bev has also received numerous other awards, including the Arrowhead Honor (1989), Distinguished Commissioner Service Award (1993), three Scouter’s Keys, three Scouter’s training awards, and the Order of the Arrow’s Vigil Honor in 1990.

Bev completed his Wood Badge training in 1982 and has served on staff for numerous BSA training courses.

One of Bev’s Scouting colleagues said, “While he sometimes tries to hide it behind his shaggy beard and gruff exterior appearance, I’ve come to know Bev as one of the most caring, thoughtful individuals I’ve met during my time with the organization.”

The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to present the Silver Beaver Award to Beverly F. Taylor.