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George D. Hedrick Volunteer Service Award

Created in 1995 and awarded by the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. (SAA)'s Board of Directors, the George D. Hedrick Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals whose service and dedication to the Northern Tier National High Adventure Program is noteworthy in terms of both its impact and/or duration. The award honors former Region Ten Executive and ardent Canoe Base supporter, George Hedrick.

Recipients are presented with a plaque, as well as having their names inscribed on a permanent plaque, which hangs in the Charles L. Sommers Lodge.   Additionally, those recipients who are registered BSA members are entitled to wear the Community Organization Award (COA) square knot on their Scout uniform.

Nominations may be submitted to the SAA Board of Directors using the Hedrick Volunteer Service Award Nomination Form.

Award Recipients

Name Year
Barott, Jim 2019
Batterman, Allan 1996
Berard, Real 2012
Bradlich, Henry 1999
Bridges, Cherie 1999
Cary, Bob 2003
Chapin, Ed 1998
Cooper, Nigel 2012
Diesslin, Butch 2002
Erickson, Bill 2006
Felton, Gene 1998
Holdgrafer, Mike 2001
Hyink, David M. 2008
Kolodji, Cory 2012
McMahon, Michael 2012
Melander, Don 2004
Nepple, Alex 2016
Osborn, Jack 2004
Pendergraft, Craig 1997
Rench, Allen 2016
Renner, Robert "Red" 1995
Rose, Charles 2019
Shank, Dick 2000
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