SPARTANBURG — The Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet on Jan. 25 at Morningside Baptist Church. At the banquet, volunteers from the six-county area were recognized for their service to youth.,
Also, David Harllee of Fort Mill was presented the Silver Beaver.
The Silver Beaver is the highest award a Council may bestow on a volunteer. The Silver Beaver is awarded to those who further the objectives of the Scouting program and perform community civic service through hard work, sacrifice and dedication. It is bestowed upon those who do not actively seek it, through a selection committee of past recipients.
Harllee joined Scouting as a den leader when the younger of his two sons joined Cub Scout Pack 108 in Fort Mill. Shortly afterward his older son joined Troop 108 and Harllee signed up as an assistant Scoutmaster. He was asked to serve as Scoutmaster of Troop 108, an office he holds to this day.
Under Harllee‘s leadership, the troop has sustained a membership of more than 50 boys each year and there have been no less than a dozen Eagle Scout badges awarded. He is a Palmetto Award recipient, a Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award recipient and is a Vigil Honor member of Skyuka Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.