The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.
So many ways, so many programs
The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.
My name is Emily McGowan, and I am the new Development and Communications Coordinator with the Greater Colorado Council, BSA! As a Colorado native, I am thrilled to be working with an organization that does so much good for local Youth. A little information about me is that I grew up in Boulder! I absolutely love to enjoy the outdoors skiing, hiking, camping, exploring, and playing sports. As a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, I have found myself right back in Colorado enjoying the snow. Again, I am beyond excited to have joined the GCC team!
Charlie Mauro has just recently moved to the Denver area from Long Island, NY. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He graduated with a BA in Economics from Cornell University with minors in both Business and History. In his free time, he likes to hike wherever he can find a path and sets the goal of reading a book a week!
Charlie is excited to work as the newest District Executive in the Alpine District., both learning from and assisting with volunteers across all of our programs. He hopes to ensure no barrier stands in the way of local youth and this amazing program.
Hi, I’m Katie! I’m from Corpus Christi, TX, which means I traded in the beach for the mountains. I graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Advertising and have been using it in marketing and public relations roles ever since. I love skiing, hiking, cooking, and live music! I’ve been in Denver for a little over 2 years and I’m excited to be the new Centennial District Executive. I’m looking forward to working with the city’s youth and to be part of their journey to becoming the best versions of themselves!
Hey there, my name is Jack Loats and I’m the new Ranch Director at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley. I’m originally from Overland Park, Kansas and have been a part of scouting for a majority of my life. It just so happens that the first Scouts BSA camp I attended was Cris Dobbins! It’s easy for me to say I’m happy to be back.
For the past eight summers I have worked at a Scouts, BSA camp in Northern Minnesota. I hope to bring my knowledge and values to a camp I admired so much as a Scout. I’m excited to get to work and lead the MSRPV staff from the front. We have a lot going on here at camp and I hope to see some of you this summer!
Angela Garland counts being a wife, mother, daughter and friend
among her many roles. She has a history of public and community
service which is rooted in her family’s legacy. Angela has worked
on many causes, her heart rests in being a fierce proponent of
Angela has joined the Greater Colorado Council as a Development Director. She looks forward to bringing her skills in nonprofit management and fundraising to her role to move the Council forward.