Kirk Platt of Glen Burnie, Maryland is a hardworking volunteer who changes young people’s lives and the communities in which they live for the better through scouting.
Platt, chair of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America‘s civic programs committee, has been an active adult scout for the past 12 years. In 2013, the Baltimore council honored him with the Silver Beaver award, the highest distinguished service award given out at the council level to individuals who have rendered noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth.
Known for his concern and compassion in regards to meeting the needs of others, Platt spearheads numerous efforts throughout his community. Each year for the Four River’s Scouting District, he organizes the Scouting for Food campaign, the Tree-mendous Maryland tree planting, the effort to decorate cemetery plots at the Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, and the Clean Sweep community cleanup efforts.
In addition to his involvement in scouting, Platt volunteers with March of Dimes and helps individuals with special needs through Volunteers for Medical Engineering, a group of volunteers who improve adaptive equipment for disabled children.
Platt has truly affected the Glen Burnie community by his strong care and concern for people.