Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the Southeast Louisiana Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s award dinner last night where he was presented with the Distinguished Citizens Award. The event was attended by over 300 community leaders who volunteer and financially support the Boy Scout troops in Southeast Louisiana.
Governor Jindal thanked the Southeast Louisiana Council for the award and said, “The Boy Scouts teach and develop values that every parent hopes to instill in their child – personal responsibility, ethical decision-making, respect for your fellow man and community service. I am honored to receive this award. We are working to make Louisiana the best place in the world to raise a family, get a great education and pursue a rewarding career so young men like these here tonight will choose to stay in Louisiana to follow their dreams and become the future leaders we need.”
The Southeast Louisiana Council consists of Boy Scout troops from eleven parishes: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. John, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. Tammany and Terrebonne.