- Subject: NATIONAL-NEWS-RELEASE: Forest Service Employee Honored at Centennial Boy Scout Jamboree
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- Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:46:02 -0400
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USDA FOREST SERVICE
201 14th Street, SW
Washington, D.C., 20024
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Contact: Press Office, 202-205-1134
Forest Service Employee Honored at Centennial
Boy Scout Jamboree
WASHINGTON, August 10, 2010 -- USDA
Forest Service employee Tim Beaty was awarded the Boy Scouts' William T.
Hornaday Gold Medal, at the recent 2010 Centennial Celebration of the Boy
Scout National Jamboree, for his decades-long association with the Jamboree.
Beaty received the award for his tireless
efforts to influence and educate young people in the complexities and challenges
of land management and natural resource conservation. He has served as
the Forest Service liaison to the Jamboree over the past 24 years and is
the lead organizer for the exhibits, displays, and volunteers and staff
who construct and run the Decision Trail and Jamboree National Forest at
the Jamboree site.
Beaty was instrumental in the development
of the Jamboree's Conservation Trail, a large segment of the Jamboree devoted
entirely to conservation education with venues created and staffed by state
and local government agencies and environmental and conservation group
"I heartily congratulate Tim as
he joins quite a list of Forest Service luminaries in receiving this prestigious
award from the Boy Scouts," said USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.
"By getting kids into forests at an early age, we are instilling
a lifelong appreciation and stewardship of our nation's precious natural
Beaty joins a small group of only 50
honored recipients since the award's inception in 1914, among those a few
highly-distinguished Forest Service employees, including wilderness advocate
and Forest Service pioneer Aldo Leopold. Another former recipient, former
Forest Service Chief Max Peterson, placed the Gold Medal on Beaty at this
Founded by Dr. Hornaday, the director
of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo in Washington,
D.C., the Hornaday Gold Medal is the highest individual conservation award
presented to an adult scout for outstanding service in natural resource
conservation and youth education on a multistate or national basis.
The mission of the USDA Forest Service
is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests
and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The
Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to
State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research
organization in the world.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider,
employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272(voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
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