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James F. Freeman III of Lee's Summit, Receives The Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award
January 12, 2013
James F. Freeman, III
James F. Freeman, III was recently awarded the
Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
The Silver Beaver Award is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Scouters who qualify for this award have made an impact on the community through the council.
Freeman was nominated for this recognition based on his continued work with the Boy Scouts of America.
He is an Eagle Scout, also earning the Arrow of Light; and has served as Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, a member of the District Training Team, a Unit Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, and a Member at Large.
In addition, he has provided service as District Vice Chair, Crew Advisor for the 2013 National Jamboree, worked on Scout Day at the K Committee, Centennial Campout Staff, and Camp Staff. He has participated in three Philmont treks and one in the Grand Tetons, is Wood Badge trained, earned a Boy Scout Leader Training knot, and a Scoutmaster Key.
He was a Commissioner Arrowhead and Key, is a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow, a Sachem in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, a Deacon with Country Meadows Baptist Church serving as Chair of the Personnel Team, and a Parliamentarian.
Freeman also teaches Sunday School, was the First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention, was a lay member of the Executive Committee of the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention, and Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Lee’s Summit.
He chaired the commission that drafted and passed the city charter, was a member of the Swanson Midgley law firm where he chairs the litigation group and the ethics committee, is the author of several articles on construction and construct law.
He won the Volunteer Attorney Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, was selected by his peers as Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri.
He has two Eagle Scout sons.
Erica VanNess of Underwood Elementary nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award