NCAC Scouters Ron Adolphi and Rick Hillenbrand were recognized today with the Silver Antelope Award for service to the Northeast Region.
Ron Adolphi, an Eagle Scout, has been an active Scouter for more than 50 years, holding a variety of positions at the troop, district, council, regional and national level. One of his proudest achievements is organizing and serving as the first president of the National Lutheran Association on Scouting. Outside of Scouting he serves on the board of advisors for St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School, has given leadership to Wounded Warrior's support efforts through the United States Army, and supports the humanitarian efforts of Children International.
Frederick "Rick" Hillenbrand, an Eagle Scout, has more than 25 years of service to Scouting at the unit, district, council, regional and national level. One of his proudest achievements is arranging the Eagle Scout Honor Guard for President Gerald Ford's funeral. He was instrumental in starting NCAC's Commissioner College, was a leader of the commissioner staff at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, and built a team of 74 volunteers and professionals to design and test new commissioner tools.
Created in 1942, the Silver Antelope Award is BSA's regional-level distinguished service award. Related awards include the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver for service at the local level, and the Silver Buffalo for service at the national level. Recipients are selected by the National Court of Honor and must be registered adult members.
Congratulations to Ron, Rick, and all the outstanding Scouters honored in this year's Silver Antelope class!