Four adult members of Boys Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, were recently recognized for their distinguished service to youth in scouting and in the community at the council's annual business meeting at the Embassy Suites in Glendale.
Barry Ross and Don Tyndall, both of Burbank; Arto Kazarians of Glendale; and Kathy Perea of Arleta were voted by their peers to receive the Silver Beaver recognition, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Scout by the local council.
Barry Ross began his scouting career at 8 years old as a member of Pack 9 in Glendale. After earning the Arrow of Light as a Webelo, he graduated to Troop 117. He attended the sixth National Jamboree at Valley Forge, Pa., in 1964 and achieved the Eagle Scout rank in 1965. At 18, he became assistant scoutmaster of Troop 117 and served on the Troop Committee.
He served as district chairman for the San Rafael District (Glendale and Eagle Rock) for two years and was a troop commissioner for the district for several years. As council training chairman for two years, he conducted numerous Scouting leadership training programs.