By Wayne Allen
The 2014 Tecumseh District Leadership Dinner presented by the Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America was held Tuesday evening. Throughout the event the traditions of the scouts were honored, with Dr. Aaron Adams receiving the 2014 Good Scout Award.
“The leadership dinner was established in 1981, now in it’s 34th year it’s taken a team of volunteers to make this a successful event,” said Dan Cassidy, Dinner Chairman.
This years dinner committee included Ralph Applegate, Avinelle Blanton, Tom Covert, Andy Glockner, Attorney T. Gerlach, Neal Hatcher, C.B. Herrmann, Attorney Josh Howard, Asa Jewett, Ron LeMaster, Mark Morgan, and Opal Porter.
According to Vicky Hatcher, Dinner Coordinator, Adams was honored, “for his continued commitment to the Boy Scout program and his service improving the quality of life in Scioto County while exemplifying the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America.”
After accepting the award Adams remarked, “this award would not have been a possibility had I not met great people along the way.”
Also honored during the dinner was the 2013 Tecumseh District Eagle Scouts Class, Bryce Adkins, Mark Angel, Trenton Barnett, Grant Blanton, Brian Brown, Derrick Byrd, Derrick Daulton, Shane Day, Kirk Gilbert, Zach Haney, Grant Lawson, Jacob Lute, Logan McCann, Caleb McDowell, John Sammet, Harlan Taylor, Chad Wamsley, Nathan Lee Wartluft and Chase Williams.
Hatcher said the dinner also serves as a fundraiser for the scouting program and roughly $30,000 was raised.
“It never ceases to amaze me Portsmouth always steps up to the plate,” Hatcher said in response to the amount of money raised.
All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Scouting programs in Simon Kenton Council including Scioto, Lawrence and Adams counties in Ohio and Greenup County in Kentucky.
The Simon Kenton Council is one of the largest Boy Scout councils in the nation serving seven counties in central and southern Ohio and Greenup County in Kentucky. Scioto, Lawrence and Adams counties in Ohio and Greenup County in Kentucky comprise the Tecumseh District, one of eleven traditional Scouting districts which serve specific school districts and communities. The Council is staffed by 22 professional Scouters with over 8,000 adult volunteers delivering the Scouting program to more than 35,000 youth. More than 550 charter partner organizations sponsor more than 800 Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Exploring units in the Council. The Council’s goal is to be the premiere leader in youth development by delivering on the promise to provide character development, citizenship training, personal fitness and fun. The values instill ed in area youthare based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law and Outdoor Code.
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