Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Humanitarian Grand Master's Service Recognized with Boy Scout National Award

SAN DIEGO 27 May 2016 (ORCNS) - Daniel L. Coberly, Prince v. Reichenberg, Grand Master Emeritus of the Noble Company of Saint Mary of Walsingham, was presented the Silver Buffalo Award at the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America in San Diego on May 27th. The award was presented by former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, President of the Boy Scouts of America.

Created in 1925, the Silver Buffalo Award is the highest national-level distinguished service commendation of the Boy Scouts of America. It is presented for noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth on a national basis, either as part of, or independent of the Scouting program.

Daniel Coberly (center) with other recipients of the Silver Buffalo.
Coberly’s exceptional national and international level adult service of more than 45 years brought critical acclaim. A Distinguished Eagle Scout and International Scouting Ambassador, he was cited for his “visionary leadership” on national committees and his work supporting minorities, editing national publications, providing extensive publicity, and for his role in shaping a public law authorizing military support at four national Scout Jamborees.

Prc. Daniel has lived and worked on multiple continents as a youth and adult. His youth involvement in Scouting began in the Panama Canal Zone and Europe, then continued as an adult in Europe, the Far East, Atlanta, Oklahoma, Alabama, and North Carolina. He currently serves as National Representative of the Transatlantic Council, Europe and as editing lead for the National Merit Badge Task Force. He is a James West and Baden Powell Fellow.

In 2014, Coberly was one of two retired soldiers inducted in the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame. In 2015 he received the President’s Gold Award for Volunteer Service; in 2016 he was recently presented the President’s Life Time Achievement Award from the Corporation for National and Community service.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College, a Master of Arts from Norwich University, graduate certificates from Alabama A&M and Oklahoma University and honorary doctorates. He is an elected member of the Excelsior College Alumni Council in Albany, New York.