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Chatham Resident Eduard Mostert Receives Silver Beaver Award from Boy Scouts Patriots Path Council

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From left to right: Council President, George T. Barnard IV, Recognition Committee Chair, Emil Meny; award recipient, Eduard Mostert; and Scout Executive, Dennis Kohl.
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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored local citizens, including Eduard Mostert of Chatham, at the Council Annual Year in Review and Awards Celebration on held Feb. 26 at The Hanover Manor.

The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, acting through the National Court of Honor, annually awards the Silver Beaver. The Silver Beaver Award is for distinguished and noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters in any program area within the territory under the jurisdiction of the local council.

Without question, all of our 2018 recipients exceed the qualifications for this prestigious award. Robert Corcoran of Mount Arlington, Mark Johns of Scotch Plains, Daniel Kaufman of Newton, David McIntyre of Fanwood, Eduard Mostert of Chatham, Karen Rozek of Andover, Adam Sonzogni of Lake Hiawatha, and Rick Weber of Dover were the recipients of the 2018 Silver Beaver Award. These recipients were chosen for their outstanding service and leadership to Scouting in their communities. They are volunteers who live the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

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Mostert started his Scouting career in 2003 as a co-den leader for his son’s Bear den in Pack 6 in Chatham.  He joined Troop 8 as an ASM in 2007. He became Scoutmaster of Troop 8 in 2014, a position he held for three and a half years. Mostert is a keen proponent of the Boy Scout outdoor program and has participated in most of his troop’s campouts. His passion is in high adventure and he has made the long trip to Philmont Scout Ranch as a crew advisor three times. He also counts himself very fortunate to be have been an advisor for a crew to Sea Base in Florida and a crew to Northern Tier in the Boundary Waters. 

In 2009 Mostert joined the high adventure committee and the Watchu training team. Since 2017 he has been the high adventure committee chairman. He is also a member of the Fishawck District Operating Committee. Mostert served on the Patriots’ Path Council committees for the 2013 and 2017 National Scout Jamborees and attended the 2013 Jamboree as an ASM and the 2017 Jamboree as Scoutmaster.  He attended Wood Badge in 2009 and earned his beads as a Fox in 2011. Mostert is a member of the Patriots’ Path Council Presidents Council.

Outside of Scouting, Mostert is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Madison. He has served the church as Sunday school teacher, an Elder and on a Pastor Nominating Committee. He also served as a USA and YMCA swimming official while his children were still in school.

Mostert started his career as a high school teacher, teaching Physics, Chemistry and Geography. Within 2 years he switched to the IT industry where he specialized in relational databases. He has been at Morgan Stanley for the past 14 years. He and his wife of 30 years, Marietjie, reside in Chatham. Marietjie is a registered nurse at Surgicare of Central Jersey.

Their daughter, Hannelie, graduated from Carnegie Mellon in May 2015 with a degree in Civil Engineering. She currently works for AECOM in Sacramento, California. Their son, Eduard Jr., or Eddie, a 2013 Troop 8 Eagle Scout, graduated from Ithaca College in May 2017 with a degree in Film and Television. He currently works for Departure Films in New York City.

For more information on Scouting or attending the event next year, contact Amy Schwartz, Team Leader of Council Operations, at 973-765-9322 ext. 246 and/or amy.schwartz@scouting.org. 

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