Published March 19, 2015

Scouts honor

MC’s Kathy Mainz receives prestigious award from Boy Scouts of America
Kathy Mainz, Monmouth College’s biology laboratory manager, received a prestigious award from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) earlier this month.
 
Mainz, who has directed the college’s successful Merit Badge University the past four years, was presented the Silver Beaver Award, a council-level distinguished service honor from the BSA. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. Introduced in 1931, the award is given to those who implement the scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service.
 
Under Mainz’s leadership, Merit Badge University has grown each year, and the more than 400 scouts on campus earlier this month represented more than a 100 percent increase from the college’s first session in 2012.
 
Mainz has been a registered adult volunteer for 14 years, a district committee member for eight years and a scoutmaster for six years. Other scouting honors she has received include the Scouter’s Key, the Scoutmaster Award of Merit, the Distinguished Commissioner Service Award and the District Award of Merit.
 
In addition to Mainz’s exemplary work with the Boy Scouts of America, she has also directed Monmouth’s talented and gifted student program, College For Kids, since 2008.
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