Boy Scouts award 4 adults for service

During an awards banquet this month at the University of Hawaii Maui College, four men were recognized by the Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America for their outstanding service to Scouting.

Acting through the National Court of Honor, the Boy Scouts awarded Charles Rapozo and Glenn Yamasaki the Silver Beaver Award. This service award is bestowed on registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth by advancing the Scouting program and through community service, hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service, according to an announcement.

Rapozo has been involved in scouting for 35 years, has served in several leadership capacities and is the assistant scoutmaster for Troop 35 of the Pukalani Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is also a National Court of Honor member.

An Eagle Scout since 1978, Yamasaki has served as a past council president and is vice president of alumni relations.

The District Award of Merit is awarded to registered Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Awardees of the District Award of Merit include Bryan Maxwell and Eric Nagamine.

Maxwell has been in Scouting for six years and is the assistant scoutmaster, committee member and manager of Troop 49, Pack 49.

Involved in scouting for 21 years, Nagamine is on the Boy Scouts board of directors and has previously served as Order of the Arrow adviser and a Boy Scouts West Maui commissioner.

“The Boy Scouts commend this year’s awardees for their exceptional service to Scouting and recognize their noteworthy contributions,” said Scout Executive Robert Nakagawa. “Thanks to dedicated individuals like Charles, Glenn, Bryan and Eric, Boy Scouts on Maui is thriving and making a positive difference to Maui’s youth.”