Spivey gets Silver Beaver award

Published 10:48 am Friday, July 3, 2009

Hazel Spivey, of Ozark received the Silver Beaver Award at the Alabama Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America banquet in Dothan in June.

The Silver Beaver award is one of the highest honors in Scouting.

Spivey is a Creek District Commissioner and Troop Commissioner for Boy Scout Troop 20 at First Methodist Church in Ozark.

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She is a native of Brundidge and moved to Ozark in the early 1990s to be closer to Vivian B. Adams School, which her son Charlie Spivey attends.

Spivey has served Scouting as a pack or troop committee member for 15 years and as a troop unit commissioner for five years.

She has helped organize and host numerous unit and district functions, including dinners, courts of honor and district roundtables.

Spivey has served as Troop Scout Show chairperson and popcorn chairperson for a combined 20 years, leading the units that she works with and the Alabama-Florida Council in dollars collected.

In addition to having a long and successful tenure in Scouting, Spivey has found time to make contributions of time and energy to the community by working as a volunteer for the Fort Rucker Child Development Center, Dale County Humane Society, Dale County R.S.V.P., Brundidge Band Boosters, Vivian B. Adams School, the Community Emergency Response Team and Ozark Baptist Church.

In addition to Scouting efforts, Spivey has worked as a very successful fundraiser for projects at Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults), as well as visiting governors and state representatives to promote the project that will benefit children and adults with disabilities.

“I couldn’t have done all of this without the people of Pike County and nothing I have done, I did expecting anything in return,” Spivey said.

Spivey’s son, Charlie Spivey, received his Eagle Scout in Troop 20 in Ozark and is now an assistant Scoutmaster with the same troop.