The Chuck Smith Scoutmaster of the Year Award

In 1974 the San Diego Imperial County Council Boy Scouts of America and the San Diego Eagle Scout Alumni Association began awarding the Scoutmaster of the Year award in recognition of outstanding service.  This Award was renamed the Charles Lewis “Chuck” Smith Scoutmaster of the Year Award in 2003 after Chuck Smith.  Chuck was a Scouter who dedicated 70 Years to Scouting, of which 41 were in our council both as a member of the Executive Staff and as a volunteer.  In 2003, the ESAA board agreed to change the name to the Chuck Smith Scoutmaster of the Year award.

Each year the Eagle Scout Alumni Association accepts commendations for the Chuck Smith Scoutmaster of the Year Award.  Each candidate must me a registered, seasoned Scoutmaster who exemplifies Scouting ideals of character and who has mentored a significant number of his/her Scouts in their advancement to the rank of Eagle.

Nominations open October 1 and close December 31 for the 2018 award.
Get the award application: PDF or MS Word.

 

Year Recipient Troop
2017 Don Drzal 319
2016 Jimm Hoffmann 681
2015 Dr. Bryon Solberg 301
2014 Darrel Timan 384
2013 John McCutchen 685
2012 Ron Lawrence 648
2011 Lt. Col. Kirk Willie 789
2010 Thomas Andrews 130
2009 Robert Drew 324
2008 Dave Hendron 709
2007 Randy Seefeldt 959
2006 Art Carpenter 709
2005 Larry Ashbacher 362
2004 Eldon Jennings 681
2003 Steve Lerner 752
2002 Greg Deering 355
2001 Scott H. Bernet 506
1990 Roy Archer 649
1989 Donald Estes 53
1985 Wayne Lavaliere 280
1984 Keith C. Fink 874
1983 Donald E. Lindsley Sr 304
1982 Leo B. Clark 673
1981 Reginald G. Sauls IV
1980 William E. Donovan 748
1979 George C. Thornburg 950
1978 David C. Woodward 680
1977 C. Robert Niderost 208
1976 William T. Olive 930
1975 Thomas P. Emery 610
1974 Hubert C. Watton 920