Bill Squire Receives National Scouting Honor
Past President of the Cape Fear Council, William B. Squire recently received the prestigious Silver Antelope Award at the National Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America held last week in San Diego. Squire, an Eagle Scout has served Scouting throughout the decades in every capacity from Den Leader to Cubmaster to Scoutmaster to Council President. He was recognized with the Silver Antelope for his many years of service on both the Area and Southern Region boards where he has served as Vice President of Membership.
The Silver Antelope Award, created in 1942, is the regional-level distinguished award of the Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters of exceptional character in their region to recognize their distinguished service to youth. In the seventy-four years this award has existed, Bill Squire is only the sixth Cape Fear Council scouter ever to be recognized with this high honor.
Squire cites one of his proudest achievements in Scouting as watching 17 of his original 22 Tiger Cubs den members achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.