Arrowhead District Recognition Event

March TBD, 2025  |   7:00 pm


Faith Sugar Land
800 Brooks St. 
Sugar Land TX 77478

Join us for our annual recognition event, where we will acknowledge and show appreciation for our hard-working and dedicated volunteers who have contributed to a successful Scouting program in the district. All volunteers in the Arrowhead District are invited.  We will also recognize Eagle Scouts from 2023.


The cost is $22.00 per Scouter. There is no charge for the class of 2023 Eagle Scouts. Register online with a credit card or electronic check. Registration closes 2/19/24; there is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.


Nomination Forms


District Award Nominations

Due by January Roundtable

Once a year, the Arrowhead District recognizes outstanding adult volunteers who help make our district successful at the district dinner. All Scouters are encouraged to nominate fellow Scouters who have served our district and communities youth above and beyond the call of duty. Awards are presented at the annual District Dinner.

Nomination Form


Arrowhead Award

The Arrowhead Award is presented to Scouters who have rendered noteworthy service to the youth of Arrowhead District and should have contributed some service to youth in the community outside of Scouting. The service may consist of either a single action that affected a large group of youth in Scouting or service to a small group of youth for an extended period of time. Earning Scouter awards, knots and keys, as well as training, are taken into consideration, as well as the nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with district and council.

The Arrowhead Award is presented to Scouters who have:

  • Provided outstanding support in our district or to a unit in our district
  • Have rendered noteworthy service to our district and or council
  • Actively participates in training and earning Scouter awards, knots or keys
  • Is considered to be a positive role model for other leaders and youth



Year Name Award
2021 Stephanie Hardin, Frances Walker, Frank McKinney, Thomas Doiron, Lakshmi Devi Koppolu Arrowhead award
2020 Shane Chen, Mike Ibarra, Joe Guzman, Scott Wills Arrowhead award
2019 Ernesto Carrera, Dan Goon, Joe Henry Arrowhead Award
2018 Michael Wilson, Jonathan Nguyen, Joyce Ang, Philip Del Rosario, Tammy Kane, Betty Goon Arrowhead Award
2017 Zain Ali, Daniel “Dan” Cawthon, Rick Cunningham, Amjed Dhukka, Jennifer Di'Angelo, Sam Ferguson, Bill Griffin, Craig Kersting, Isack Kohn, Angie Lopez, Cindy Martin, Rhyan Mays, Mustaq Momin, Connie Ng, Jeff Parmley, Tracy Rand, Anthony “Tony” Scharp, Tina D. Turner, Frances Walker, Michael Wilson, Michael “Mike” Woods North Star Award
2016 Tony Boulanger, Betty Goon, Craig Kersting, Angie Lopez, Rhyan Mays North Star Award
2012 Jason Hoffart, Joy Ang, Karen Withrow, Janice DeVelasco Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2011 Chris Patton, June Good Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2010 James Blakeman, Terri Cagle, Sam Ferguson, Mehrdad Ghofraniha, Ron Herbanek, Terry Leong, Mary Parkinson, Christina Russell, Tony Scharp, John Sturgis North Star Award
2010 Wendell Archie, Lewis Britain, Larry Guiberteau, Michele Morford Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2009 Bill Griffin, Sam Grover, Robert Lee, Long Pham, Glenn Turner, Jr. North Star Award
Nelda Aguirre, Gabby Canez Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2008 CJ Soto, Gary Ray, Jerry Alwais, Lisa Williams, Marlowe Bentley, Steve Leeson, Chris Crosby, Scott Icenhower, Beelin Ericssson, Cindy Cummings, Nicholas Olheiser, Robert Saucedo, Alex Deschamps Tomahawk Award
Rusty Hillmon, Shana Montgomery Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2007 Andy Clark, Veniece Griffin, Susan Harrison, Paul Lord, Amy Pace, Jerre Parker, John Sturgis, Alice Sung, Randy Taylor, Joe Ysaguirre Tomahawk Award
Melinda Ahmed, Richard Carlson, Brian Price, Shirley Price Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2006 Doug Acker, Terry Brown, Denise Frazier, Ron Jones, Bob Joyner, Jerry Kobos, Guy Parker, Arun Rajan, Crystal Smith, Tina Turner Tomahawk Award
Michelle Fields, Russell Jowell, George Ontko, Diane McConnon, Marty Mize Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2005 Dave Fredericksen, Mario Batres, BJ Bonner, Sarah Brown, Dwayne Culp, Bill Farrell, Dan Harvey, Terry Hess, Glenda Moore, Sally Szpakowski Tomahawk Award
Charlie Cody, Lorraine Eberly, Donna Ontko, Lisa Opersteny, Tang Nguyen, Michael Robinson, Phil Rowe Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2004 Lynette Moore, Sharon Psencik, Susan Fredericksen, Algy Alfred, Bob Dodd, Matt Dugan, Stephen Hann, Ed Lee, Cathy McFarland, Steven Stout Tomahawk Award
Tim Francis, Marc Gregory, Gwen Hoffmaster, Keith Lawther, Linda Parks, Charles Taylor Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2003 Jim Szpakowski, Louis Davis, Roberto Duran, Mary Boyd, Jesse Hicks, Angie Holiday, Robert McClendon, Rhea Scadden, Mary Smith, Chris West Tomahawk Award
Charlie Brasier, Ana Diaz, Anthony Lestage, Debbie Lestage, Vivian Nicholson Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2002 Jim Rice, Tim Richard, Brian Turner, Chris Connolly, Dennis Olheiser, Bob Barker, Bret Dyer, Kim Icenhower, Charles McLaren, Mark Whitt Tomahawk Award
Larry Behrmann, Mara Behrmann, Jim Lightbody, Wayne Marquis, Robert Rodgers, Chris Thompson, Cathy Weaver Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2001 Nathan Doherty, Rick Conley, Daniel Cawthon, Chuck Daniels, Terry Masterson, Sara McAllister, Sharon Moak, Howard Weliver Tomahawk Award
Olga Dinwiddie, Joe Henry, Barry Nicholson, Delayne Petitt, Judy Temple, Terry Temple Mullet (Tatanka) Award
2000 Mike Morton, Faith Ownby, Max Nelson, Sandy Danna, John Pyle, Phil Klosowsky, Ida Levine, Rosemarie Maw, Cathy Morton, David Scharling, Joni Sherwood, Brian Smith, Nancy Smith, David Strickland, David Van Kleeck Tomahawk Award
Keith Closius, Chris Hancock, William Hicks, Laura Karr, Malik Merchant, Neal Smith, Mary Westbrook Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1999 Debbie Wedelich, Ruth-Collins Smith, Gary McFarland, Tom Faires, Tom Cope, Hank Wedelich, Ray Albrecht, Gus Evans, Chris Gianakos, Sandy Levine, Jack Mohr, Donna Saunders, Brian Smith, Cecil Teilke, Rick Wertz Tomahawk Award
Ronda Beard, Carale Coddington, Jack Henry, Austin McArthur, Joe Ramirez, Lisa Smith, Monica Steele Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1998 Rick Dawson, Chris Facemire, Don Hooper, Mike Huss, Terry Leong, Mary Lockwood, Steve Lutz, Mike Nelson, JoAnn Smith Tomahawk Award
Margaret Cooper, Michael Carr, Nan DeGhelder, Rick Lavrinc, Debbie McKelvey, Greg Schneider Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1997 Carolyn Schmidt, Pat Moore, Nancy Alemany, Helen Soto, Larry Danna, George Jones, John Espinosa, Steve Griffith, Linda Klink, Hector Martinez Tomahawk Award
James DeGhelder, Cathy Qassass Eng, Mark Reed, Cris Jonson, Bobby Metcalf, Donna Sellers, George Weissman Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1996 Debby Shipley, Sandra Wood, Phil Steffen, Mary Jones, Mary Ellen Wahlheim, Fred Chladek, Mary Gianakos, Scott Grimm, Joe Hammer Tomahawk Award
Cathy Metcalf, Edna Hennessey, Charlie Cupples, Mary Hernandez, Mark Danna, Laura Hubbell Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1995 Allen Schmidt, Don Scherer, Cindy Mozisek, Judy Doherty, Bob Shelby, Mark Hotze, Gerald Mixon, Stephanie Wilson Tomahawk Award
Mike Modisette, Tim Wilkins, Lucy Reed, Doug Bohn, Venessa Meredith, Carolyn Zermeno, Joe Sellers, Ellen Keck, Dale Tyson, Jim Weaver, Phyllis Collison Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1994 Frank Gill, Carol Kufrin, Susan Arevalo, Roel Arevalo, Victor Mozisek, Bill Kinney, Sherry Gill, Dan Goon, David Pyle, Jim Behne, Joyce Fogelman, Carroll Jackson Tomahawk Award
Armando Aguirre, Mike Chapman, Brenda Bohn, Rodger Meredith, Terry Deremer, Lester Welch Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1993 Tom Stone  Tomahawk Award
Bonnie Alverson, Hill Kennedy, Kathy Leu, Candace O’Mally , Pat O’Mally , Francis Ripper, Lane Moore Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1992 Julie Vanderwilt, Turner Touchton, Leeland Leu, Bob Rivesman, Dwayne Kubicek, James Lee Mullet (Tatanka) Award
1991 George Harlow, Ray Alverson, Geri Brooks, Jim Cole, R.J. Etter, Bill Jonson, Don Scherer, Judy Sellers, Steve Smith Mullet (Tatanka) Award
>1991 Lon Babcock, Rick Brooks, Robert Byrnes, Betty Charlton, Lee Creel, Byron Ehrig, Virginia Ehrig, Don Francis, Linda Francis, Larry Greer, Dan Guillory, William Harris, Ben Hernandez, Brian House, David House, Ron Jones, Douglas Ladd, Don Leo, Susan Leonard, Paula Lombardo, Julie Manning, Carolyn Ramirez, Ervin Rees, Russell Scott, Thomas Sellers Arrowhead Award

In 2009, Tomahawk and North Star Districts were a part of Tomahawk District.
In 2018, Tatanka and North Star merged into Arrowhead District.

Family of the Year Award

The family is an important part of Scouting. Family support for each youth is vital to his or her success in Scouting. Those parents who volunteer as leaders are a vital support for other kids, as well as their own. The extra effort that parents put forth as leaders, in addition to their family responsibilities, deserve to be recognized. But when the whole family is involved in Scouting, they deserve recognition all the more. The Family of the Year award is a way to honor these families by selecting, from those nominated, the family whose work as a team in Scouting has made the greatest difference in our community.  The Arrowhead District Shining Star Award is presented to Scouters who have:

  • Provided outstanding support in our district or to a unit in our district
  • Have rendered noteworthy service to our district and or council
  • Actively participates in training and earning Scouter awards, knots or keys
  • Is considered to be a positive role model for other leaders and youth

Scouters in the Arrowhead District are eligible and may be nominated by any registered Scouter.



Year Family of the Year
2021 Joe, Amy, Mateo, and Victoria Guzman
2020 Shannon and Frances Walker
2018 Christy, Vincent and Jonathan Le
2017 Robert, Laura Bess and Timothy McDonald
2016 Dan & Betty Goon
2012 Quentin & Michele Morford, The Sam & Mary Alice Grover Family
2011 Keith & Pam Lawther
2010 Daniel & Janette Cawthon
Ana Diaz Family
2009 Mary & Truitt Smith
Marty & Pam Mize
2008 Gary, Cathy, Stephen, Bobby, Brad, and Katie McFarland 
John & Diane McConnon
2007 Brian, Tina, Chad, Jared, and Brandon Turner 
Rick & Lisa Opersteny
2006 Rick, Laurie, John, and Lindsey Conley 
Brian & Shirley Price
2005 Dave, Susan, Lindsey, and Sean Fredericksen 
Lawrence & Mara Behrmann
2004 Lynette, Pat, Alaire, Brett, Devin, Flynn, Kyle, and Ryan Moore 
Joe & Bonni Henry
2003 Debbie, Hank, David, Jeffrey, Keith, and Laura Wedelich 
Anthony & Debbie Lestage
2002 Larry and Sandy Danna
Barry & Vivian Nicholson
2001 Tom, Cristi, Dana, Eric, and Julia Stone
Bobby & Cathy Metcalf
2000 Allen, Carolyn, Kevin, Nathan, and Ryan Schmidt
James & Janice Lee
1999 Brad, Brian, Cindy, Scott, and Victor Mozisek
Armando & Nelda Aguirre
1998 Judy and Nathan Doherty
Doug & Brenda Bohn
1997 George, Joe, and Mary Jones
Roder & Vanessa Meredith
1996 Cindy, Adam, Jacob, and Rex Covens
Leeland & Kathy Leu
1995 Frank, Jason, Ryan, and Sherry Gill
Ray & Bonnie Alverson
1994 Roel and Susan Arevalo
Don & Delores Leo
1993 Don & Linda Francis
1992 Rick & Geri Brooks
1990 Bob, Debbie, and Gary Goldstein
1991 Paula & Jason Lombardo
1989 Lu, David, and John Pyle

Partners in Scouting Award

Our Scouts and Scout units rely on support from our community to provide a successful program. Their contributions of time, manpower, facilities, and funding often are behind the scenes. These people, businesses, organizations, and groups provide support and encouragement for our Scouts and Scouters.  The Arrowhead District Partner in Scouting Award is presented to those people, businesses, organizations and groups that:

  • Supports Scouting in the community and the Arrowhead District
  • Cooperates with the district and council
  • Causes greater comprehension in the use of Scouting within the community 



Year Partner in Scouting
2021 West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land
2018 Smile Ave. Family Dentistry


Chartered Partner of the Year

The purpose of the Chartered Partner of the Year is to encourage excellence in relationships between chartered partners and the council, to provide examples of excellence in relationships from which others may learn, and to create an annual recognition providing visibility for recipients of the award. Nominees are from religious bodies, educational groups, civic/service/fraternal associations, business/industry/labor, and military/veterans’ organizations. Nominees must charter a unit(s) within the Sam Houston Area Council boundaries. The chartered partner should demonstrate outstanding or distinctive relationships beyond the normal expectation; provide noteworthy service to youth, contributing to increased youth participation; cooperates with the district and/or council; involve the instructional head in the selection of quality unit leadership; and cause a greater comprehension in the use of Scouting within the community organization. The Arrowhead District Chartered Partner of the Year Award is presented to those organizations that:

  • Demonstrate outstanding or distinctive relationships beyond the normal expectation
  • Provide noteworthy service to youth contributing to increased youth participation
  • Cooperates with the district and council
  • Helps select and recruits quality unit leadership
  • ​Causes greater comprehension in the use of Scouting within the community​ 



Year Chartered Partner of the Year
2021 The Fort Bend Church
2020 New Territory Residential Community Association
2019 Sugar Grove Church of Christ
2018 St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church

District Award of Merit

District Award of MeritThe District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. The award is made available annually on the basis of one for every 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present all the awards to which it is entitled each year. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service. Requirements:

  1. A nominee must be a registered Scouter.
  2. A nominee must have rendered noteworthy service to youth in Scouting, outside Scouting, or both.
  3. Note: The nature and value of “noteworthy service to youth” may consist of a single plan or decisions that contributed vitally to the lives of large numbers of youth or it may have been given to a small group over an extended period of time.
  4. Consideration must be given to the nominee’s Scouting position and the corresponding opportunity to render outstanding service beyond the expectations of that Scouting position.
  5. The nominee’s attitude toward and cooperation with the district and/or council is to be taken into consideration.
  6. Nominations cannot be considered for posthumous awards



Year District Award of Merit Recipient
2021 Mike Wilson, Matt Sullivan
2020 Randy Scofield
2019 Joy Ang
2018 Tony Scharp
2017 Betty Goon
2016 John Deveaux, Connie Ng
2014 Steven Franz
2012 Bill Griffin, James Blakeman, Michael Lyons, Lewis Brittain, Don Scherer, Mary Parkinson
2011 Algy Alfred Jr, Michele Morford
2010 Sam Grover, Glenn Turner, Jr., Chris Hancock, Shana Montgomery
2009 Daniel Cawthon, Dan Harvey, Michael Carr, Lisa Opersteny
2008 Doug Acker, Andy Clark, Matt Duggan, Susan Fredericksen, Tina Turner, Ana Diaz, Marty Mize
2007 Bill Farrell, Jerry Kobos, Bob McClendon, Cathy McFarland, David Van Kleeck, Michael Robinson, Robert Rodgers
2006 Dwayne Culp, Steven Stout, Mary Boyd, Mara Behrmann, Lorraine Eberly
2006 Mary Smith, Kim Icenhower, Keith Lawther
2005 Gwen Hoffmaster, Lynette Moore, Nathan Doherty, Sharon Psencik, Jim Szpakowski
2004 Louis Davis, Roberto Duran, Mike Morton, Tim Richard, Brian Turner, Lawrence Behrmann, Phyllis Collison
2003 Joe Henry, Barry Nicholson, Tom Faires, Jim Rice, Chris Connolly, Dennis Olheiser, Faith Ownby
2002 Debbie Wedelich, Hank Wedelich, Gary McFarland, Ruth-Collins Smith, Rick Conley, Doug Bohn, Jack Henry
2001 Francis Ripper, Greg Schneider, Cindy Mozisek, Victor Mozisek, Thom Cope, Nancy Alemany, Max Nelson
2000 Carolyn Schmidt, Sandra Wood, Calvin Holster, Phil Steffen, Mark Danna, Joe Sellers
1999 Mary Jones, Frank Gill, Bill Kinney, Helen Soto, Brenda Bohn, Vanessa Meredith
1998 Pat Moore, Larry Danna, Don Scherer, Debby Shipley, Mary Ellen Wahlheim, Rodger Meredith, Lester Welch
1997 Judy Doherty, Charles Melvin, Bob Shelby, James Lee, Kathy Leu
1996 Allen Schmidt, Sherry Gill, Dan Goon, Bob Phillips, Armando Aguirre, Mike Chapman
1995 Tom Stone, Roel Arevalo, Susan Arevalo, Susan Hurley, Bonnie Alverson, Leeland Leu
1994 Kirby Kinney, Dawn Rigsby, Ralph Spiga, Don Winsor, Ray Alverson, Turner Touchton
1993 Cindy Covens, Craig Moore, David Harris, Rod Ellis, Rick Brooks, Paula Lombardo
1992 Bob Goldstein, Debbie Goldstein, Cindy Mayes, Dan Guillory, Bill Jonson
1991 Josh Mayes, Julie Jackson, Bob Schaer, Ben Hernandez, Don Leo
1990 Mark Danna, Ron Hollas, Larry Greer
1989  Curtis Ammons, Bob Tomlinson, Linda Francis, David House, Carolyn Ramirez
1988  Cynthia King, Douglas Ladd, David Udall, Don Francis, Ron Jones, Doug Ladd
1987  Bill Bailey, Dean Neal, Virginia Ehrig, Russell Scott
1986 David Pyle, Thomas Krouskop, Margaret Cooper
1985 Lu Pyle, Bill Creaser, Butch Prewitt, Gary Robinson
1984 Johnnie Bush, Victor Horvath
1983 Byron Ehrig, Gail Smith
1982 Jim Bain, Dick Querlein, Dick Zuerlein, Bill Harris
1981 Gene Bonden
1972 Tom Sellers
1978 Lawrence Elkins, Judy Sellers
1977 Brian House
1975 George Harlow
1974 Bob Byrnes





For questions about awards, contact the district advancement chair.

For questions about the dinner or reservations, contact the recognition event chair.