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Darden School Dean to Receive Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

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Darden School Dean to Receive Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Posted on 12 July 2011 by Press Release

Robert Bruner, dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the Stonewall Jackson Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America. The award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life’s work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis.

The Boy Scouts of America press release cites Bruner for having distinguished himself “through his long and tenured career in higher education. … His reach not only extends nationally, but globally through his teaching and research in finance and management at the University of Virginia. He continues to play an integral part in community and volunteer service to the greater Charlottesville area.”

Since 1969, when the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was implemented, only 1,850 nominations have been approved out of the two million recipients of the Eagle Scout rank. Bruner is the fourth person to receive this award in Central Virginia.

Among the notable persons who have received the award are: President Gerald R. Ford, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, Ross Perot, Steve Fosset, Steven Spielberg and astronaut Neil Armstrong. All members of the selection committee are recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

For more information, contact communication@darden.virginia.edu.

About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is one of the world’s leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience combines the case study method, the highest-ranked faculty whose research advances global managerial practice and business education, and a tight-knit learning environment to develop principled and complete leaders who are ready to make an impact.

Source: University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business

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Dr. “Red” Duke will address Eagle Scouts at a ‘Gathering of Eagles’

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Dr. “Red” Duke will address Eagle Scouts at a ‘Gathering of Eagles’

Posted on 11 April 2010 by admin

The Tall Timbers District of the Boy Scouts of America is looking for Eagle Scouts of ALL ages, who live in the District and the South Montgomery County area. The District is hosting a ‘Gathering of Eagles’ on Sunday, May 23, 2010, in The Woodlands at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, starting at 6:00 p.m. Dr. James H. “Red” Duke will be the keynote speaker.

Dr. Red Duke obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and was subsequently honored by the Boy Scouts of America with the Distinguished Eagle Scout award. Dr. Duke established the first air ambulance service in Texas, and established the first Level 1 Trauma Center in Southeast Texas.

The Eagle Scout is the highest ranking scouting. Fewer than 4 percent of all Scouts achieve Eagle rank, however, “Once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout,” declared Pat Brown, one of the Tall Timbers many volunteers. “An Eagle Scout promises to give back to Scouting more than he received, ” Brown added. “It is a lifelong commitment to live the Scouting ideals. Dr. Duke exemplifies that lifelong commitment.”

Tall Timbers District was created in 2009, when local district lines were redrawn to better meet the needs of Scouts. Tall Timbers District has more than 60 units of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Teams, Venturing Crews, and Sea Explorers, serving over 2100 young men and women led by over 1200 adult leaders. Geographically it covers part of South Montgomery County stretching from the San Jacinto River south, including The Woodlands.

If you are an Eagle Scout and would like to attend, or if you know an Eagle Scout who may like to attend, please provide or update your contact information by contacting Linda Smith at Linda@gatheringofeagles2010.com or go to www.gatheringofeagles2010.com The District will NOT share your contact information with others.

Source: Press Release

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Missouri’s Lt. Governor Kinder Recognizes 100th Anniversary of the BSA

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Missouri’s Lt. Governor Kinder Recognizes 100th Anniversary of the BSA

Posted on 05 February 2010 by Dan

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today honored the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) by celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Scouting.

“Today, I am proud to honor the Boy Scouts of America on this tremendous milestone,” Lt. Governor Kinder said. “Missouri has a rich history with Scouting and with the corporate and civic leaders who once wore the uniform of a Scout. Today, many of us are reminded of our solemn oath: duty to God and country, duty to others, and duty to self.”

Lt. Governor Kinder earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1969 as a member of BSA Troop 3 sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. He was presented the award in February of 1970 at the BSA court of honor hosted by the Southeast Missouri Council. The class was named in honor of Senator Stuart Symington.

There are six BSA councils located in the state of Missouri. The BSA’s birthday is celebrated annually on February 8, marking the date of incorporation in 1910.

In the fall of 2009, The Great Rivers Council of BSA announced that Lt. Governor Kinder was being awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. The recognition is given to Eagle Scouts who have distinguished themselves in their life work and who give back to their communities. The award has been bestowed upon less than 2,000 of the 2 million Eagle Scouts who have attained the rank in the 100 years of Scouting.

Lt. Governor Kinder will be given the award at a ceremony in Jefferson City on April 6, 2010.

For more information on the Boy Scouts of America visit: http://www.scouting.org. For more information on the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award visit http://www.nesa.org/distinguishedaward.html

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Lt. Governor Kinder to be honored with Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

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Lt. Governor Kinder to be honored with Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Posted on 25 August 2009 by admin

Lt. Governor Peter KinderThe Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the National Eagle Scout Association have selected Lt. Governor Peter Kinder as a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Lt. Governor Kinder was notified of the honor by the Great Rivers Council earlier this month.

“I am humbled and honored by this award,” Lt. Governor Kinder said. “For 100 years, the Boy Scouts have been instilling discipline, patriotism and the drive for success in young men across our nation. I am grateful for the leaders who took time to instill these virtues into my life while growing up in Cape Girardeau.”

Lt. Governor Kinder earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1969 as a member of Boy Scout Troop 3 sponsored by Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. In February of 1970, Lt. Governor Kinder attended the Boy Scout court of honor hosted by the Southeast Missouri Council. The class was named in honor of Senator Stuart Symington.

The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award is granted to Eagle Scouts who have distinguished themselves in their life work and who give back to their communities. The award has been bestowed upon less than 2,000 of the 2 million Eagle Scouts who have attained the rank in the 100 years of scouting.

According to officials from the Great Rivers Council, with this award Missouri will become the only state in the union in which both top statewide elected officials are Distinguished Eagle Scout Award recipients.

Lt. Governor Kinder will be presented with the award at a ceremony next spring in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Source: Office of Missouri Lieutenant Governor News Release (pdf)

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NESA selects Gov. Nixon to receive Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

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NESA selects Gov. Nixon to receive Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Posted on 08 August 2009 by admin

Gov-NixonOfficials with the Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America have notified Gov. Jay Nixon that he has been selected to receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA). Of those Scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout, fewer than one in 1,000 have received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

“Scouting had a tremendous impact on my life growing up in DeSoto, and taught me lessons and values I carry to this day,” Gov. Nixon said. “I am deeply honored to receive this award, and thank the National Eagle Scout Association and the Great Rivers Council. Each February when I participate in the ceremony in the Capitol rotunda to honor the newest Eagle Scouts in the Great Rivers Council, I am even more assured of the role that Scouting has in developing our next generation of leaders.”

Gov. Nixon attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1969 at the age of 13 as part of Troop 559 in DeSoto. That same year, he attended the National Scout Jamboree at Farragut State Park in Idaho.

The award will be presented by the Great Rivers Council on behalf of the National Eagle Scout Association and the Boy Scouts of America during 2010 as part of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The Great Rivers Council is headquartered in Columbia and covers 33 counties in central and north central Missouri. The National Eagle Scout Association grants the award upon the recommendation by a local council and subsequent selection by a committee of nationally prominent DESA recipients.

Nationally notable recipients of the award have included astronauts Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell, former President Gerald Ford, Congressman Ike Skelton and former Congressman Richard Gephardt, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, adventurer Steven Fossett, and film director Steven Spielberg.

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Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

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Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Recipient Urges Juniors to Mentor Others

Posted on 09 May 2009 by admin

GREAT LAKES (NNS) — The commander of Navy Region Midwest was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America April 28.

The award was presented to Rear Adm. Douglas T. Biesel by his former Scoutmaster Thom Helmacy of Coudersbort, Pa., during the 2009 Northeastern Illinois Council Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner at Naval Station Great Lakes.

Distinguished Eagle Scout AwardThe award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis.

“I challenge you to think about integrity as you are faced with challenges; do not compromise your integrity because it’s rare if at all possible to get it back,” Biesel told the new Eagle Scouts. “Without integrity all other attributes are nothing.”

Biesel, who earned his Eagle Scout in 1972 in has distinguished himself throughout his career as a naval officer.

“We are so pleased and honored to learn of the selection of Admiral Biesel by our National Boy Scouts of America organization for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award,” said John H. Mosby, chief executive officer, Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America.

“In studying the history of the award since its inception in 1969, only the highest quality of individuals have been selected for this distinct and rare award, and Admiral Biesel most certainly fits that mold.”

The National Eagle Scout Association Committee selects the award recipients. The members of the selection committee are all recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

“Admiral Biesel’s leadership by example and personal ethical and moral values reflects the same standards we apply in scouting, and so it is a natural choice for him to have been selected for this honor,” Mosby said.

“The relationship between the Navy and the Boy Scouts has been long-standing, especially here locally. Admiral Biesel has been a key part in continuing that strong relationship since arriving here earlier this year.”

In addressing this year’s Eagle Scouts, Biesel challenged them to lead by example.

“Lead by example; mentor others, and congratulations to all the new Eagle Scouts. God bless you, your families and the Navy and the finest country on the earth,” Biesel said. “I am really, really honored. Thank you for this distinguished Eagle Scout award. It has been a great pleasure serving this great nation as a naval officer.”

The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was implemented in 1969 and since that time approximately 1,793 nominations have been approved. Only the local council of the Eagle Scout’s principal residence may nominate. Nominations may not be made for posthumous awards.

“I am really, really honored. Thank you for this distinguished Eagle Scout award,” Biesel said. “It has been a great pleasure serving this great nation as a naval officer.”

Distinguished Eagle Scouts include former President Gerald R. Ford, former Chiefs of Naval Operations Adm. Jay L. Johnson, Adm. Carlisle Trost and Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, Jr.; astronauts and naval aviators Neil Armstrong and Capt. James Lovell and Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Donald Rumsfeld.

Biesel enlisted in the Navy in 1975 and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, R.I. Following NAPS, he graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and was designated a naval submarine warfare officer in 1983.

Following nuclear power training, he completed sea assignments aboard USS Lapon (SSN 661), USS Michigan (SSBN 727-Blue), USS Annapolis (SSN 760) and a command tour aboard USS Philadelphia (SSN 690). He has also served on numerous staffs and as commander of Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash. Prior to assuming command at Navy Region Midwest, he served on the staff of the chief of naval operations in programming and budgeting.

For more news from Commander, Navy Region Midwest/Naval Station Great Lakes, visit www.navy.mil/local/midwest/.

The following story was written by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Thomas J. Miller.

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