On January 22nd during the annual Bighorn District Diner, the Scoutmaster of Troop 770 Brian Williams received the District Award of Merit.

This award is given to BSA volunteers who go above and beyond their duties to serve at both the unit and district level. Scoutmaster Williams founded the recently formed Troop 770 and currently serves at the district level as the Webelos transition chairperson as well as assists with the training program for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.

Scoutmaster Williams said, “I am honored to have received this recognition. It’s been a long time since I received a Scout award and it feels good.” He further said, “I look forward to continuing my service to local Las Vegas Scouting and doing my best to help our young men and women build character and community leadership.”

Troop 770 is one of the most active units in the Las Vegas Area Council and offers monthly high adventure and overnight programs for boys from ages 11 to 18. They recently completed over 100 miles of local hiking to earn the hiking merit badge and are now heading out into the backcountry for multi-day backpacking treks in Nevada, Arizona and California. Their program also includes an annual river trek on the Colorado River and a family campout to Zion National Park. This year they are also heading to Sequoia National Park in California for a week long Boy Scout summer camp.