A Bennion woman was recently presented the Silver Antelope Award by the Boy Scouts of America.
Sue Weierman, vice chairwoman of the National Cub Scout Committee and vice president for Cub Scouting in the Great Salt Lake Council, was presented the award in Honolulu. The award is the highest regional honor to be bestowed by the BSA. It is given for Scouting and community service.Weierman is apparently only the fourth woman in Utah history to receive the award, which in the past has often been presented to LDS Church presidents, other general authorities and general presidents of the Primary organization.
Weierman has been a volunteer Scouter for 16 years. She first became interested in Scouting while living in Texas. She has been director of Cub Scout volunteer training at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, is a recipient of a Silver Beaver Award, District Award of Merit and Adult Religious Award from her church. Three of her four sons are Eagle Scouts; the fourth is a Life Scout.
She is a substitute teacher at Bennion Elementary School and is a volunteer assistant in Tay-lors-ville High English classes. She has been a PTA president and board member at Bennion Elementary School and a volunteer for the United Way.
Scouting officials said Weierman spends many hours serving the community but saves time for her family. When her oldest son, Scott, then a Weber State University student, was hospitalized for a couple of weeks after surgery, she drove to Ogden to attend his classes and to take notes. She then reviewed her notes with him at night.