Scouts Honor SVT's Dan Stimson
The Mayflower Council of the Boy Scouts recently surprised SVT's Dan Stimson with an Award of Appreciation.
Dan, our Assistant Director of Stewardship, frequently advises area scouts who are interested in pursuing an Eagle project. He has mentored them as they develop project proposals, present those proposals to local conservation commissions, obtain permits, recruit volunteers, and obtain funding and supplies.
“In doing an Eagle project, there is lots of stress to manage complex planning, fundraising, benefactor goals, leadership, and doing the work,” said Bryan Corrigan, Post Road Advancement Team Mayflower Council. “Dan’s commitment to giving his time day and night to scouts is a great example of kindness, caring, and commitment to all involved.”
Over the years, scouts have improved the visitor experience at SVT conservation areas by clearing new trails, building boardwalks over wetlands, and designing and installing kiosks at trail heads.
“Great mentors guide you to solutions, stepping back early and stepping in when needed,” continued Mr. Corrigan. “Dan Stimson stands out among mentors in his ability to work with scouts in three areas: kindness, leading by example, and community service. The scouts of the Mayflower Council cannot thank Dan enough.”
Dan responded, "I'm honored by the Mayflower Council's recognition; it's such a pleasure to work with scouts as they plan their leadership projects, and inspiring to see the deep commitment that so many have to conservation in their communities."