Community: Four receive Silver Beaver

February 25, 2014|By Joyce Rudolph
  • Verdugo Hills Council Silver Beaver recipients are, from left, Kathy Perea, Donald Tyndall, Arto Kazarians and Barry Ross.
Verdugo Hills Council Silver Beaver recipients are,… (Photo by Joyce Rudolph )

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.


Ross has been a real estate attorney and educator since 1976. He is a past president of the West Glendale Kiwanis Club, a member of the Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club, past master of Glendale Masonic Lodge No. 368 and a member of Glendale Elks Lodge No. 1289.

Donald Tyndall has been a scout and adult leader during the more than 27 years he has been involved in scouting. His adult participation began when his son, Geoff, joined Cub Scouts. With Pack 201, Donald Tyndall was pack committee chair for three years and Camp Akela course director for two years.

After his son bridged to Boy Scouts, he became a troop training coordinator and is a merit badge counselor, training coordinator for Troop 209, and a member of the Verdugo Hills Council Training and Advancement committees.

In addition, he is a member of the Area 4 Training Committee serving 10 Boy Scout councils from Los Padres to the Inland Empire. He is also involved in the vocal music programs at Jordan Middle School and Burroughs High School.

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