The Bay Trails District Eagle & Volunteer Recognition Dinner was held at the Elks club in Traverse City on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Congratulations to Dave Sliwinski, 2016 Eagle Class Honoree and to all the Eagle Scouts from 2016 and 2017. Also, congratulations to Monica Stanger, Adam Segerlind, and Peter LaCourse for receiving the District Award of Merit which is the highest award a District can honor a volunteer with.
Monica Stanger is the current District Popcorn Kernel and the current District FOS Chair for the Bay Trails District.
Scouting is a family affair as her son Colin, currently at rank of Star, continues his work toward Eagle Scout, while her husband, Mark volunteers as Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 34, and enjoys helping at any scouting events he’s able to attend. Popcorn has also become a family effort as everyone pitches in to help load, unload, manage inventory, restock show ‘n’ sell tables, and train for successful popcorn sales.
Adam Segerlind is the current Committee Chair for Pack and Troop 131 in Suttons Bay Michigan.
At the district level, Adam has been active at Roundtables, volunteered at Trailblazer events, as an archery and BB gun rangemaster; on day camp staff; merit badge counselor at Merit Badge Tech; and, organized a Cub Scout shooting sports event. Mr Segerlind also assisted the district as the School Night Chair and Hooked on Scouting coordinator (and we even caught fish!) When away from Scouting, Mr Segerlind works as an environmental engineer with Gosling Czubak Engineering Sciences in Traverse City.
Peter LaCourse is a current Assistant Den Leader with Pack 26 in Traverse City MI. As an adult, Pete has been an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 35, was a Chapter Advisor in the Order of the Arrow, and earned the Vigil Honor. In the Spring of 2016, Pete was sent to BSA National Camping School and became certified as a Cub Scout Camp Director. He currently volunteers as the Cub Scout Day Camp Director and with District Camp Promotions. For the past 26 years, he has worked at Northwestern Michigan College, currently as the Physical Education Program Coordinator.
David Sliwinski is a current Unit Commissioner for the Bay Trails District. He is a past Scoutmaster of Troop 31, chartered by the St Francis Parish in Traverse City MI. He is a recipient of the District Award of Merit, and the Silver Beaver. He has also mentored hundreds of Eagle Scouts throughout this Scouting Career.
Left To Right:
Peter and LaCourse with sons Landon, Logan, and Soren
Jenee Rowe (Wife), Adam Segerlind with sons Kai, and Niles
Colin Stanger (Son) and Monica Stanger
2016 and 2017 Eagle Class with David Sliwinski (Center Back)