The Francis X. Guardipee Grey Wolf Award recognizes American Indian or non-Indian adults for distinguished service to American Indian youth in scouting. Honoring Francis X. Guardipee the first American Indian to become a ranger within the National Park Service. Guardipee was the first American Indian ranger at Glacier NP (1933-1947) who also founded a Boy Scout Troop in 1916 and worked with youth until his death in 1970.
Members who have been honored with the Francis X. Guardipee Award in American Indian Scouting Association are commonly known as “Grey Wolves” because of the pendant which symbolizes the award.
Be a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA or Boy Scouts of America.
Actively serve American Indian youth through Girl Scout program, Boy Scout program, or both, for at least 15 years.
Part of the years of service must have been as a troop leader/advisor, or a den leader/scoutmaster.
Grey Wolf Recipients
1977 Lee Bacon Mississippi Choctaw Philadelphia, MS 1977 Bernice Chaddick Cherokee Concho, OK 1978 Lewis Fish Brigham City, UT 1978 David Jones Oklahoma Choctaw Navajo, NM 1979 John D. Parker Mississippi Choctaw Sulphur, OK 1979 Anthony Whirlwind Horse Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge, SD 1980 John Maestas Pueblo Orem, UT 1980 Muriel Bissell Madison, WI 1981 James Claymore Cheyenne River Sioux Aberdeen, SD 1981 Mike Speshock Sells, AZ 1982 Harrison Stewart Pima Bapchule, AZ 1983 Ben Zurega Chiricahua Apache Phoenix, AZ 1983 Luther Grass Cherokee Brawley, CA 1984 Hon. Ben Reifel Rosebud Sioux/Brule Sioux Estelline, SD 1984 Jeanne Johanson Custer, SD 1985 Mae Crawford Blackfoot Crow Agency, MT 1985 Don Teeple Hubbard, TX 1986 James F. Atkinson Santa Fe, NM 1986 Joseph T. Provost Omaha Albuquerque, NM 1987 Florian Acunia Pima Laveen, AZ 1987 Becky Albert Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge, SD 1988 Paul Lau Honolulu. HI 1988 Pamela Voelz Menominee Boise, ID 1989 Howard H. Reitenour Lakota Sioux Greentown, IN 1990 Hal Cooper Eastern Cherokee Dallas, TX 1990 Paul E. Puebla Mescalero Apache Fairfield, CA 1991 Milton Thompson Mohawk Hamden, CT 1992 Marcia Hummel Mission, SD 1992 John Martin Eastern Cherokee Knoxville, TN 1993 Grant Soltwisch Marquette, MI 1993 Don Thom Louisville, KY 1994 Kathy Soltwisch Marquette, MI 1995 Br. Mal Sofield Abenaki Philadelphia, MS 1996 Dora Grayson Western Cherokee Muskogee, OK 1997 Will Newton, Jr. Atlanta, GA 1997 Marguerite Nonni New York, NY 1998 Kathy Wheeler Cherokee Desert Hot Springs, CA 1998 Conrad Fruehan Irving, Texas 1999 Roger Thompson Mohawk Hamden, CT 2000 Alwin Tibbitts Oglala Sioux Rapid City, SD 2001 Judy Dow Abenaki Essex Junction, VT 2002 Lydia R Gonzales Tucson, AZ 2003 John Merk Choctaw Arlington, TX 2004 Karen Cooper Cherokee Dora, AL 2004 Hugh Lambert Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cherokee, NC 2005 Marcos A Crespo-Bonilla Taino Tucson, AZ 2005 Charlotte Barker Cherokee Blythewood, SC 2006 Patricia Ruhlander Cherokee Lafayette, IN 2006 Charles Lahay Metis Fayette, AL 2007 Herbert Brown Hollis, NY 2008 Monte Fronk Red Lake Chippewa Isle, MN 2009 Glenna Ewing Des Moines, Iowa 2010 Gene Karr Choctaw Milburn, OK