Silver Moose Award

The Silver Moose Award recognizes those Arrowmen who have made distinguishing contributions to the section over a period of time. Nominations for the Silver Moose are made annually by members of the council of chiefs and recipients are selected by the section key three. The award is presented to the recipients on Saturday evening of each conclave. To this day, we are proud to have four recipients of this prestigious award.

 

2013 Recipients:

 

Joan Armstrong

 

Joan was the first adviser for Section W-5S from 2011 to 2012. She is a Vigil Honor member of Tupwee Lodge.

 

Kevin McKernan

 

Kevin was the first secretary of Section W-5S from 2011 to 2012. Prior to his involvement at the section level, he served as a lodge officer for the Tahosa Lodge and spent many summers on camp staff at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert, CO. He was an NLS participant in 2009, as well as an NLS staff member for the Western Region. On the national level, he has been a NOAC participant, and also served on NOAC staff. To this day, he continues to support the section via website and social media. He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor member, and a recipient of the Founders Award.

 

2014 Recipients:

 

Zach Herzog

 

Zach was the 2012 Tahosa Lodge Chief. In 2009, he participated in NLS, and since then has served as an NLS staff member for the Western Region. He was a NOAC participant in 2012 and helped support the inaugural section leadership retreat in 2013. To this day, he continues to serve the region as the social media chairman. He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor member, and a recipient of the Founders Award.

 

Bryan Melonis

 

Bryan was the second chief of Section W-5S from 2012 to 2013. Prior to his involvement at the section level, he served as the vice chief of service and activities for the Tahosa Lodge. He was an NLS participant in 2009, as well as an NLS staff member for the Western Region. He was a NOAC participant in 2012 and an OA Trek Guide leader at the 2013 National Jamboree. It was under his leadership that we began our annual section leadership retreats. To this day, he continues to serve the region on the communication team. He is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor member, and a recipient of the Founders Award.