In May 2009 Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Seventy joined 10 others receiving the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor for extraordinary service to the nation’s youth, the Silver Buffalo Award.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) serves more than four million young people between the ages of 7 and 20 throughout the United States and its territories.
Elder Wickman has been affiliated with Scouting for more than six decades. He earned the Eagle Scout Award and has served in various leadership positions. He previously received the Silver Beaver Award, also for distinguished service to young people.
Much of his effort in Scouting has been spent strengthening the BSA’s relationship with the Church.
“Lance has dedicated his life to serving young people through the Boy Scouts at both the local and national levels,” said Robert Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. “The Silver Buffalo Award recognizes the immeasurable impact he has made on generations of young people in Utah.”