Troop 45,  Mineola,  NY

Serving the youth of our community since 1921

Silver Beavers & Silver Stallions

Silver Beavers

John W. Svoboda (1954-55)

Frank Franz (1970-71)

Frank Pewarski (1978-79)

Rudolf Punzman (1985-86)

Steven M. Grosskopf (1996-97)

Frank D’Elia III (2001-02)

Donald McMahon (2008-09)

Troop 45 is unique among Boy Scout Troops in that it has it’s own Adult Scouter Award, the Troop 45 Silver Stallion.  Similar to the Council’s Silver Beaver Award, our Silver Stallion is the highest award our Troop can bestow upon an adult volunteer.  It is awarded to an adult whose actions and involvement have furthered the Troop 45 Program for the Scouts of our Troop. 

The names below are but a partial listing of Troop 45 Silver Stallions.  One of the real tragedies of Troop 45 is that we have no idea when the Troop started awarding Silver Stallions nor do we have a complete listing of all Silver Stallion award winners.


Should you either have some details about the history of the Silver Stallion or have other names to add to our list of Silver Stallion winners, please email the Troop at:


Silver Beaver

Silver Stallions

John Svododa

Walter Strauss

Frank Pewarski

Janice Pewarski

Rudolf Punzman

Robert Small

Donald Lindsly

Ruth Lindsly

Frank Franz

Donald Franz

Marla Franz

Mike Armstrong

Jim Powers

Steve Grosskopf
Jim Carlson
Herbert Franke
Andrew Martone
Donald McMahon
Dan Sapanara
Paul Schuber, Sr

William Lorusso

Frank D'Elia (1999)

Richard Verriest (1999)

Dan Bartolomeo

William Schweiger (2001)

Mark “Doc” Buthorn

Sue Costibile

Diane Barnett (2005)
Oscar Tapias (2006)

Marty Garvey (2006)

George Carlin (2007)

Scott Strauss (2008)

Vincent Buonincontro (2009)

Robert Ammann (2010)

George Becker (2011)

George Durham (2012)

Kenneth Mueller (2013)

Michael Sinisi (2014)

Silver Stallion