After earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1983, Bruce Apgar has gone on to serve Scouting in a multitude of different roles.
Bruce has served as the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Popcorn Chair since 2011. While many people know him from that highly visible role, Bruce’s Scouting career also includes service in several different councils throughout the United States as a Shooting Sports Trainer, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Tiger Cub Den Leader, Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, and District Popcorn Chair.
Bruce received the William D. Boyce New Unit Organizer Award for his efforts in organizing Venture Crew 46 as part of the Naval Junior ROTC Program for the Chambersburg Area School District, chartered to the Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 in Chambersburg. Bruce serves as Crew Adviser, and his exceptional leadership and management of this highly successful program were recognized by the U.S. Department of the Navy, to the extent that it was commissioned as one of the few fully-funded Junior ROTC programs in the United States.
Bruce has also received numerous other Scouting recognitions, including the Scouter’s Training Award (2006), Den Leader Training Award (2005), Webelos Training Award (2007), and the District Award of Merit (2007).
Bruce has also served as a member of the Shooting Sports Staff at the 2017 National Jamboree, and he was the Pistol Range Manager at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. As a member of the Council’s Shooting Sports Committee and Training Team, NRA Training Instructor, and Certified Firearms Instructor, Bruce has provided safe shooting sports instruction to thousands of Scouts.
The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to present the Silver Beaver Award to Bruce A. Apgar, Jr.