Chester County Council District Award of Merit


Walter C. Burkey 1954

G. Ernest Heegard 1957

Richard T. Schulze 1958

George E.M. Heegard 1959

William (Doc) Lenker 1983

Michael Spritzer 1992

Bob Christensen 1998

​Mike Simms 2022

George E. M. Heegard 1956

Walter C. Burkey 1962

G. Ernest Heegard 1965

William H. Trowill, Jr. 1993

William (Doc) Lenker 1994

David Dondero 2010

​Pete Motel 2022

​Jim Bennett 2023 



Adult Honor Roll

Chester County Council

Distinguished Citizen of the Year


​Joe Rubino 2016

G. Ernest Heegard 2019



Chester County Council Extraordinary Service Award


Bill Trowill 1984

Mike Spritzer 1986

Bob Matje 1988

Win Reber 1989

Sid Buck 1990

Charles Fry 1991

William (Doc) Lenker 1993

Jim Donnelly 1994

Charles "Chick" Devine 1995

Al D'Antonio 1995

John Parker 1996

Miles Stevens 1996

Bruce Balmat 1997

Bob Christensen 1999

Brian Rothberg 2000

David Dondero 2001

Tom Shay 2002

John Davidson 2003

Bret Reber 2004

Joe Cady 2006

Scott Vercoe 2007

Jim Bennett 2008

Stan Conover 2009

Jim Hogan 2010

Dave Bravo 2011

Mike Treddinick 2012

Jack Bilson 2013

Jake Schallack 2014

​Steven Brown 2015

​Mark Siegle 2016

Jim Fox 2018

Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

National Eagle Scout Association


2014 – G. Ernest Heegard

2024 – Pete Motel

Willistown Troop 78                                

Silver Beaver Award

Scoutmasters


Donald G. Hughs 1930

John R. Simpson 1931-36

Elwood M. Spellman 1937-40

John R. Simpson 1941

Richard L. Rice 1944-50

Emil H. Vogely 1951-52

T. Edgar Walter, Jr. 1953

J. Anderson Wilson 1954-55

G. Ernest Heegard 1955-94

Steven D'Antonio 1994- present

Vigil Honor


1939 Elwood M. Spellman  
1954 Richard L. Rice  
1955 Lee H. Bettenhausen ~
1956 G. Ernest Heegard  
1957 Lawrence Reeder  
1958 Stanley Burkey  
1959 David Rice  
1960 Richard Walter  
1961 Brian DeHaven
1962 Marc Gruss  
1963 Miles Stevens

         Ronald Walter
1964 John Souder  
1965 George Bellgrau, Jr.

         Gerald Brown  
1967 George Gruss  
1968 John F. Coleman

         David Jones
1970 Donald Bellgrau

         Carl Dillman

         John Hope
1972 Robert E. Christensen ~

         Steven D'Antonio

         Steve Darby

         Barry Jones  
1973 David P. Benedict

         Ronald A. Rambo  
1974 George R. Bellgrau

         Thomas Fosnocht, Jr.
1975 Alan D. Fegley

         John C. Taylor  
1976 Robert D'Antonio

         Peter Ross
1977 John Ellison

         Robert Lenker

         William H. Trowill, Jr.

1978 Pete Motel
1979 Walter C. Burkey +

         Michael C. D'Antonio

         Albert M. D'Antonio

         William Trowill, III  
1980 Robert D. Erickson

         Paul A. Fegley  
1982 Tod W. Bettenhausen

         Charles S. Fry, III

         Charles S. Fry, IV

         Derek W. Shackelford  
1983 Robert E. Matje

         Robert W. Matje

         Frank Shackelford, III

         Frederick Stelwagon, III
1984 Jeffrey R. Small  
1985 Gregory R. Bedrosian
1987 Mark F. Matje  
1988 Chester F. Darlington, Jr.

         Richard D. Foot

         Eric L. Speakman,
1989 Jack M. Bilson, III

         Chris S. Crowley

         Steven K. Lien

         Scott R. Lutz  
1990 Charles A. Buck

         Chester F. Darlington, Sr.
1993 Jon R. DeVirgilio

         Steve A. Shedlock

         Michael S. Spritzer

         David R. Warlick  
1994 Jeffrey D. Balmat

         Chip Childers  
1995 Sydney Buck

         Christopher Flipse

         Brian Herb

         Win Reber

         Brian Williams
1996 Bruce M. Balmat

         James Pine
1997 A.J. DiAntonio  
1999 Adam Larson

         Tim Zupko  
2000 Ben Haldeman  
2001 Eric Kimmel

         Chris Wagner  
2002 Brett D'Antonio
2003 Josh Hughes
2004 Matt Lewis

2013 David Dondero

         Josh Mateyk

2014 Daniel Dufoe
2020 Francis Purcell

2021 Ethan Bilson

         Jack Dinsmore

2022 Nathan Motel

         Arek Conners




+ Charter member of Octoraro Lodge 22

~ Vigil earned in a Lodge other than Octoraro 22