Dedicated volunteer honored with Boy Scout’s highest award

Throughout his life, Duke Energy employee A.J. Davis, a native of Oconee County, S.C., has lived to serve others.

“I am my brother’s keeper,” Davis said. “I feel like we all have a duty to help each other and serve others.”

AJ Davis
Duke Energy employee, AJ Davis

That motto has fueled Davis’ volunteer efforts since he was a teenager, and his rule recently earned him the Silver Beaver Award, the highest volunteer award presented by the Boy Scouts of America. He was recognized at a Blue Ridge Council banquet with nearly 400 volunteers in attendance.

Davis, an employee at Oconee Nuclear Station for more than 35 years, has been actively engaged in Scouting for 12 years. He is a well-known figure within the Oconee District and Blue Ridge Council for his leadership at many levels, including Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, as well as for District and Council efforts.

“I was a Scout myself when I was younger,” Davis said. “But, our Scoutmaster moved away and I wasn’t able to continue. When my son was the right age, I made sure we found a Scoutmaster who was dedicated to the area.”

Davis’ son, Reggie, now 19, is a proud Eagle Scout.

In addition to his leadership at various levels of the Scouting organization, Davis has also been involved in camp activities, parent weekends and outdoor programs. Within Troop 235, he has mentored and helped at least 12 Scouts on their Eagle projects.

Davis is actively involved at Double Springs Baptist Church, where he has been a Sunday School teacher since he was 16. He also supports Relay for Life, the American Heart Association and local youth athletics.

Duke Energy is proud to have Davis on its team and serve as a role model within the company and in the community.

Duke Energy employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer events throughout the year. By actively volunteering in the community, employees can log volunteer hours and receive funding for non-profit charities of choice.

In South Carolina, Duke Energy employees across the state donated nearly 14,000 volunteer hours to various projects.

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