BELMONT — Tim Hayes, owner of Tim Hayes Landscaping and Maintenance, has been recognized with a prestigious Silver Beaver Award by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award is conferred for distinguished service to youth that is "above and beyond normal duty" and in keeping with the spirit of the "Good Daily Turn".
Hayes has been actively involved as an adult scouting volunteer for more than 15 years. He has served in a variety of leadership positions, including for BSA Pack and Troop #65. He has been a unit commissioner and merit badge counselor at the BSA district level and has served as a member of the Griswold Scout Reservation Camping and Properties Committee for a number of years. In 2012, he participated in the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School, where he earned a certificate as a camp ranger.
The Daniel Webster Council noted that Hayes "continues to work tirelessly at our camping properties, particularly at Hidden Valley Scout Camp (Gilmanton), where he has contributed countless hours of volunteer service. . ."
In the Belmont community, Hayes has served as an assistant coach for youth basketball, has worked with students at the Huot Regional Technical Education Center in Laconia on special projects and works as a liaison with the Belmont Conservation Commission.
As a scout himself, Hayes attained the rank of Eagle Scout and earned the God and Country Award. He also served as a summer camp staff member at Camp Squanto in Plymouth, Mass. for seven years.
Hayes has been married to his wife Judy 15 years. Their son Thomas is a first-class scout and daughter Kelly is a cadet in the Girl Scouts.