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Decoteau Awarded for Distinguished Service

May 8, 2013

Waterville Valley Town Manager Mark Decoteau was recently honored for his volunteer leadership by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  On April 27, 2013, Decoteau was presented with the Silver Beaver Award, the state council’s distinguished service award. The Silver Beaver is awarded to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.

Decoteau started in Scouts when he was eight years old and ultimately attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  He returned to the Scouting organization as a volunteer when his son, Andrew, joined the Scouts in 2006.  Since then, Decoteau has been an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 56 in Plymouth, coordinated the NH Jamboree (which was held in Waterville Valley for the first time – and returns to the Valley in 2015), serves as chairman of the NH contingent to the National Jamboree, serves on the Council Camping Committee, and works with the National Youth Leadership training Boy Scouts who are getting ready to take over leadership positions with troops.

There are over 2,500 adult volunteers in New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Council.  What an honor for Mark to receive this prestigious award – and the Waterville Valley community congratulates him!

Mark Decoteau Silver Beaver Award

Mark Decoteau with son, Andrew, at the 2013 Daniel Webster Council Awards Dinner

Mark Decoteau Silver Beaver Award

Andrew Decoteau presents his father, Mark, with the Silver Beaver Award. Mark used the same ribbon that was presented to his own father back in 1979.

Mark Decoteau Silver Beaver Award

Flanking Mark are his daughter Maddie on the left, wife Nancy on his right, and son Andrew. You may also recognize several Waterville Valley people, including Ian & Deb McKinnon (right) and Tom Quackenbush (left of Maddie).

 

 

 

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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