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KU police officer receives award for volunteer work with Douglas County Cub and Boy Scouts

December 7, 2010

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Schuyler Bailey, right, has received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award from the Heart of America Council for his more than 15 years of volunteer service to Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to Lawrence First Presbyterian Church. During a recent scout meeting, Bailey listens while, from left, Steele Jacobs, George Woolverton and Matthew Solcher talk about an upcoming campout.

Schuyler Bailey, right, has received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award from the Heart of America Council for his more than 15 years of volunteer service to Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to Lawrence First Presbyterian Church. During a recent scout meeting, Bailey listens while, from left, Steele Jacobs, George Woolverton and Matthew Solcher talk about an upcoming campout.

He’s best recognized as longtime police officer on the Kansas University campus.

But outside of work, Schuyler Bailey is also known for his involvement with Douglas County Cub and Boy Scouts over the years.

“You like to think that if you’re dealing with young men as a Scout leader that you won’t deal with them in my profession, at least not in a negative way,” said Bailey, who is a captain with the KU Public Safety Office.

Recently, Bailey received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award from the Heart of America Council for his more than 15 years of volunteer service to Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to Lawrence First Presbyterian Church. It’s the highest award a volunteer can receive at the council level.

“Schuyler has been one of those guys who consistently worked to make sure that the program is as good as it can be for the boys who are involved,” said Keith Wood, an assistant Scout master with Troop 59 who also serves on the Pelathe District committee in Douglas County.

Bailey began volunteering when his son Josh started as a Cub Scout. Josh Bailey, who is now 26, worked his way to Eagle Scout.

Schuyler Bailey kept volunteering and is currently involved with Boy Scout Troop 59, and he’s the unit commissioner for Cub Scout Pack 3363, which is chartered at the Lawrence Housing Authority and is geared toward providing Scouting opportunities to low-income families.

“He’s not doing it for his own child, and I think that’s what’s exemplary,” said Frank Wright, the current Pelathe District chairman.

Bailey for more than a decade has also taken a week off during the summer and taken a group of Scouts to Camp Bartle in Missouri.

He has come to enjoy camping, and he says scouting teaches leadership skills.

“To some extent it helps bring a young man out of his shell,” Bailey said. “It teaches them life skills, like how to work together with people you may not know or even get along with all the time.”

He received the award Nov. 17 in Kansas City, Mo.

Comments

flux 4 years, 4 months ago

Way to step up and support your community.....15 years...wow!

beprepared 4 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic! A man well worthy of this prestigious honor. You make an impact, you have given thousands of hours to help all involved, not just Troop 59, but the entire district. The Lord has blessed the Pelathe District with your being involved and making a difference.

Tammy Copp-Barta 4 years, 4 months ago

Congrats, Schuyler!! Very well deserved .. all of us in Pelathe district are proud to have you among us!

simpletrim 4 years, 4 months ago

Silver Beaver! Well deserved Schuyler!

Pitt_Mackeson 4 years, 4 months ago

Schuyler is a great leader and an even better person, he has put so much time and effort into the scouting program and it has had a positive effect on young men. Thanks for all you've done for me (and Eagle Scout) and other young men who continue on the trail to Eagle Scout!

Pitt_Mackeson 4 years, 4 months ago

an Eagle Scout* (not a spelling teacher)

Enoughsaid 4 years, 4 months ago

I'm glad to see Capt. Bailey congratulated for a noteworthy cause. In the past his employees have questioned his ethics in a past investigation that went ary. Time heals all wounds, Go Schulyer!

Belinda Rehmer 4 years, 4 months ago

Schulyer! What an awesome honor! Congratulations!

Jake Esau 4 years, 4 months ago

I had the privilege of being a scout in Troop 59, and agree with the other comments here. Schuyler Bailey is a great leader for the troop and a great man. Congratulations on the well deserved award!

andmytwocents 4 years, 4 months ago

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RedCrossHealthSafety 4 years, 4 months ago

Congratulations Schuyler! We are so honored to work with such an amazing person, friend, volunteer for our chapter and for Douglas County!

kaw 4 years, 4 months ago

Well deserved!! Congratulations Schuyler!! I applaud the work you do with the youth of our community. How bout 15 more years! :-)

oldcopper101 4 years, 4 months ago

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oldcopper101 4 years, 4 months ago

Hmm, the post about Bailey's past court issue was removed. Why, when it came from open source reporting, available where anyone who searches for his name and "KU" will find it? As a court document it was a statement of fact so why remove it?

oldcopper101 4 years, 4 months ago

I just think if he's going to be touted as a role model, people should know about what he's done away from the Boy Scouts.

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