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!