Joshua A. Brown – 2021 Silver Beaver Award Honoree

An Eagle Scout, many Scouters in our Council know Josh by his “Skippy” nickname. Josh devotes much of his free time to seemingly omnipresent volunteering at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation and Camp Tuckahoe. He has taken on key facilities leadership roles at council-wide events such as the Wizard Safari, Rendezvous, and 150th Anniversary Gettysburg Encampment.

A Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Josh has played a key role in continually upgrading communications and computer systems at our camps and Council Service Centers. Much of Josh’s volunteer work happens behind the scenes. Still, whenever you access the wi-fi networks at camp, pay for your purchase at our camp trading posts, or check out the video displays in our camp dining halls for any updated information, those were all projects where Josh’s leadership was instrumental.

As a result of the numerous hours he volunteers at the camps, Josh’s employer (Apple) has donated tens of thousands of dollars in his name to the Council, which has been invested in making technology and infrastructure improvements at Hidden Valley and Tuckahoe.

During summer camp, Josh provides critical IT support to our seasonal staff at both camps, and throughout the year, Josh does the same for the staff at both Council Service Centers. Josh has also assisted Pennsylvania Dutch, Hawk Mountain, and Chester County Councils with their wi-fi and point of sale systems in their trading posts.

For his dedicated service to Scouting, Josh received the Jefferson Award for Public Service by CBS Channel 21.

The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to present the Silver Beaver Award to Joshua A. Brown.