Larry Coppock who served as the Director of Scouting Ministries with the GCUMM for 21 years, joins Scouting founder Sir Baden Powell in receiving the top award from BSA!

Created in 1925, the Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth is awarded to those persons who give noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award is Scouting’s highest commendation of the invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth. The service must be national in scope and can be independent of, or directly through, the Boy Scouts of America.

The 2018 Silver Buffalo Award went to Larry for his unparalleled dedication to serving our nation’s youth through Scouting. Under Larry’s leadership the United Methodist Church became the second largest facilitator of Scouting in the world!

Larry retires from serving as the GCUMM Director of Scouting Ministries but is stepping directly into leading the spin-off non-profit “Strength For Service” as the Executive Director! More to follow!