Mesquite District is honoring two of its Scouters with the District Award Award of Merit. Brenda Cowey and Dewey Barber are both being recognized with the highest award a District can bestow on a volunteer.
Brenda Cowey is very active working with youth in the Stockdale Area and has been a BSA volunteer for over seven years. She serves as the Cubmaster of Pack 137 and the Committee Chairman for Troop 118. Both units are very active and support the Alamo Area Council and Mesquite District by participating in most programs including Bear Creek Summer Camp and Day Camp.
She is also very active in other youth programs in Wilson County serving as a volunteer in 4H and coaching youth soccer.
Dewey Barber earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth. And has 11 years of volunteer service between the Calcasieu Council in Louisiana, Far East Council in Okinawa, and the Alamo Area Council.
He has served as the Membership Chairman for Mesquite District and currently is the District Commissioner. He has also been active with the OA in the Alamo Area Council and served as an Order of the Arrow Assistant Lodge Chief of Administration. He is also completed Woodbadge, Powderhorn, and has been honored with the Unit Leaders Award of Merit and the William Boyce Unit Organizer Award.
Dewey has an exceptional past service outside of Scouting having served his country through the US Army for 20 years.
The awards were selected from nominations by fellow volunteers finalized by the Mesquite District Advancement Committee consisting of Sami Jensen, and Chris and Richard Morris.
Due to the Covid 19 situation their awards will be presented at an appropriate time when groups start meeting again. If you would like to congratulate them in the meantime contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dewey at email@example.com.
And, CONGRATUALTIONS from the VOLUNTEERS of MESQUITE!