Kayle Beilke Honored for Serving Youth in Anoka MN
Oct 27, 2015
Although he was never a Boy Scout, MTG journeyman technician Kayle Beilke is making up for it now. When he’s not helping the boys in Troop 233 with Eagle Scout projects, crewing a boat in the Bahamas, or cleaning out the camping trailer after another weekend trip, you might find him attending an activities committee meeting for the Three Rivers District Cub Scouts.
From Left: Mel Johnson, Jeff Svoboda, Kayle Beilke
Kayle’s commitment to scouting was recognized this month when he shared a “Youth Service Award” with Jeff Svoboda and Mel Johnson. Jeff is the scout master of Troop 233 in Anoka, and Mel and Kayle are the assistant scout masters.
The "Youth Service Award" recognizes an adult who has generously donated their time and talents in support of youth and children in the Anoka area. This award has been given every year since 1956.
Kayle has been involved with scouting for the past 8 years, ever since his nephews, Nathan and Jerdan, joined the Cub Scouts. He ended up falling in love with scouting “because of what we’ve done for the boys,” says Kayle. “Seeing the boys succeed and the look on their faces when they complete a merit badge, or service project, or work together in team building – it’s amazing.”
Kayle has stayed in tents, lodges, caves, and even igloos. Last month he went camping three times! And each summer he spends a week or more at the Tomahawk Scout Reservation where the boys will earn four or five badges in a week (that’s a lot). The troop recently spent a week sailing the The Abacos islands in the Bahamas. “The boys learned how to manage the boat, and they cooked and slept on it, and we went snorkeling in the third largest reef in the world.”