VERDUGO HILLS, CA–Varooj Mirzaians, one of the founding members of Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter and its first Scout Leader, will receive the 2009 “Silver Beaver” Award from Boy Scouts of America, the Verdugo Hills Council.
The Silver Beaver is one of the highest awards a council can present to a member. Silver symbolizes the hair color of the wise scout who receives the award.
Varooj held an instrumental role in joining Homenetmen Western Region as a district in the Verdugo Hills Council, creating more membership in the Council, while establishing a permenant presence for Homenetmen members in the Boy Scouts of America.
Varooj earned his Wood Badge beads in 1989. Later he joined the Wood Badge staff and continued his activities with the Verdugo Hills Council where he became the Course Director in 1997. Varooj was nominated by his fellow scouts who fully appreciate his accomplishments and recognize him worthy of this prominent award. He is the first scout from Homenetmen to receive such an honor for his unyielding dedication to scouting and community service, over the past thirty years.
The Silver Beaver Award will be presented at the Verdugo Hills Council Annual Banquet on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the La Canada Country Club.
We salute and congratulate Varooj Mirzaians and also hope that many more of our young scouts will follow in his footsteps.