Dan Fleming of Bosque Farms was among 11 distinguished adult volunteers who were presented the Silver Beaver Award by the Great Southwest Council, Boy Scouts of America recently.
The Silver Beaver is the highest award that can be presented by a local Boy Scout council for noteworthy service of an exceptional character to youth within the council. The awards are authorized and approved by the National Court of Honor. Silver Beavers were first presented in 1931.
Fleming started early in Scouting – in Cub Scouts, where he received the Arrow of Light, the highest award for Cub Scouts. He continued into Boy Scouts, where he achieved the rank of Star and held numerous positions. He was also in the Exploring program.
His hero is a previous Scoutmaster in Chicago who exemplified kindness, helpfulness, commitment and understanding towards the boys in the troop. Fleming is currently serving as the EVM District Commissioner, Great Southwest Council Campmaster, a member of the High Adventure Training Team and Merit Badge Coun-selor. He has held numerous volunteer positions in the unit and district levels over the past 10 years.
Professionally, Fleming has been with Ktech Corp for 10 years and provided technical support to Sandia National Laboratories for 23 years as a contractor. He currently is a sites management specialist and a public relations representative for the Microsystems Engineer-ing and Sciences Applications (MESA) Program at Sandia.
He attended Southwest Junior College, then the University of New Mexico for business management courses and the University of Wisconsin for configuration management courses.
Dan is a member of the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. He has been married for 23 years to his wife, Denise. They have one son, Darryn, an Eagle Scout.
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