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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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