Former Lodge Chief Honored with BSA’s Highest Award

Matt Walker received the Silver Buffalo during the BSA's 2012 National Meeting on June 1st (BSA File Photo)

In 1971 the Dallas Cowboys played in Super Bowl XII at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL.  The Apollo 14 Spacecraft would land on the Moon, a new stock market index referred to as the NASDQ would debut, Evel Knievel set a world record by jumping 19 cars in Ontario, California, The Fight of the Century- Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden, President Richard Nixon declares a U.S. War on Drugs, Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins flights between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL, The George W. Pirtle Scout Reservations was a mere 8 years old with F.M. Arnold as the Camp Director, the Order of the Arrow had just celebrated their 60th Anniversary and Matt Walker, of Tyler’s Austin Rose District had just been elected Chief of Tejas Lodge. On June 1, 2012 after being registered in the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years Matt became only the second East Texan, after George W. Pirtle and the first Tejas Lodge Chief, to receive Scouting’s Highest Honor for Service to youth-The Silver Buffalo. Continue reading