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James H. May Inducted Into Hall Of Leadership

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James H. May Inducted Into Hall Of Leadership

Posted on 23 December 2010 by Press Release

James H. May, a Boy Scouts of America volunteer for almost 50 years, was recognized by the Greater St. Louis Area Council as its representative in the 2010 National Hall of Leadership. A presentation was made at the council’s Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. The National Hall of Leadership was part of the BSAs’ 100th anniversary celebration during 2010.

Mr. May and 12 other Scouting volunteers were submitted by a local committee for the national award. Mr. May was selected as the council’s honoree by a national selection committee. He was one of approximately 300 inductees into the Hall of Leadership from throughout the United States.

For the past 44 years, Mr. May led a team of volunteers that taught more than 18,000 Scouts from throughout north St. Louis County how to swim or reviewed them on Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge. Advanced lifesaving skills also were taught. Not one serious injury occurred during the program’s history. More than a dozen incidents were documented where Scouts or leaders used lifesaving or CPR skills they learned from this program to save a life.

The other nominees for the award were:
?Albert E. “Rick” Bender, Neal Mercille, ?Barry J. Bingham, Dennis Nicholas, ??Daniel J. Decker, Robert Schwedtmann, Blase W. Boettcher, Sanford A. Silverstein, ?Steven J. Gruendler, ?Robert E. Vogt, ?Kenneth A. Kleinberg

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Celebrating 100 Years – National Hall of Leadership

Posted on 09 February 2009 by Dan

National Hall of LeadershipNominations opened yesterday for the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership.

The National Hall of Leadership is an opportunity for anyone to recognize outstanding leadership by a Scout, registered Scout leader, or Scouting volunteer who made a significant difference in the life of another by the extraordinary service they have given … and the Scouting virtues they have modeled.

The National Hall of Leadership is a one-time opportunity only during the 100th Anniversary to honor and recognize Scouts, leaders and any living person who has served as a Scouting volunteer for the extraordinary difference they have made in the lives of others through their leadership.

Inductions to the 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership will be based on stories submitted online to local BSA councils across the U.S. and reviewed by a national panel of judges. Those stories must explain how nominees made an extraordinary difference in the lives of others through their leadership.

The nominations are divided into three categories: Youth (under 13), Youth (13 – 17), and Adult (over 18). The web based nomination form will ask you for some personal information about the nominee and their Scouting background, your contact information, and then the essay question:

Please relate in 450 words or less the story of how your nominee demonstrated extraordinary leadership and Scouting virtues in ways that made a meaningful difference in the lives of others:

In order to complete the application you must grant permission to share your nomination story. The application explains that the National Hall of Leadership nomination stories may be used in the following ways:

* In National Hall of Leadership marketing efforts as examples of nominations and in announcement of final inductees.
* To publicly honor nominees by sharing their story through council communication channels such as newsletters, web sites, speeches, and general marketing and/or fundraising materials.

The nomination period started on February 8, 2009 and will close on February 8, 2010. The final inductees will be announced at the BSA National Annual Meeting in Dallas in May 2010.

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