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Tony Argiz Honored by South Florida Council

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Tony Argiz Honored by South Florida Council

Posted on 01 November 2009 by Dan

Antonio-Argiz-new-bioMorrison, Brown, Argiz and Farra, LLP (MBAF) CEO and Managing Partner Tony Argiz was recently honored by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America for his service to the South Florida community as part of Hispanic Heritage month. The 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards Celebration also commemorated the work of Former Mayor of the City of Miami, Maurice Ferré, and Congresswoman for the 18th District of Florida, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards program recognizes respected Hispanic community leaders that exemplify the values of Scouting through their service and support of the community. Proceeds from the event benefitted the South Florida Council’s Hispanic Outreach Program called Operation Scoutreach, which brings Scouting to at-risk youth in economically-challenged communities.

“The South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America is not only helping to form tomorrow’s leaders, but it is also setting an example for our community,” said Argiz, accepting the honor.

A recipient of many community and professional commendations, Argiz just completed a two-year term as Chairman of the United Way of Miami-Dade, heading a tremendous effort during some of the most challenging economic times. He currently serves the community as President and Chair-Elect of the Orange Bowl Committee, a major engine of economic growth for South Florida. Additionally, Argiz has served on the boards and committees of many charitable, civic, community and educational organizations.

“I’m grateful for this award and promise to continue helping the South Florida community to the best of my ability,” added Argiz.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The South Florida Council proudly serves over 70,000 young men and women throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties.

About MBAF
MBAF is ranked in the top 50 accounting firms in the nation and is the largest independent Florida-based certified public accountant firm in the State. The firm has been ranked as “Best of the Best,” the list of the top 25 performing firms in the country, for 14 years. MBAF provides tax and accounting, audit, technology consulting and litigation support and business valuation services to entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals, private and public corporations and legal practitioners across a broad range of industries.

Source: Morrison Brown Argiz and Farra, LLP Press Release

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Greg’s Fish Shack Dedicated at Ingersoll Scout Reservation

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Greg’s Fish Shack Dedicated at Ingersoll Scout Reservation

Posted on 02 August 2009 by admin

Greg's Fish ShackGreg’s Fish Shack was dedicated at Ingersoll Scout Reservation during a ceremony witnessed by more than 100 Scouts, Scouters, and friends and family of Greg Tripp.

Greg, an Eagle Scout and ScoutReach Executive on the W.D. Boyce Council staff, tragically passed away in 2003 from a brain aneurysm on Thanksgiving Day, but the legacy he left behind is surely remembered by those lives he touched. A group of 60-plus ScoutReach youth and leaders were on hand for the dedication, and while only a few of them knew Greg, the message presented by those who did know him were thoughts of Greg’s passion for kids, life, friends, family, and of course, fishing.

Following an opening welcome by Scout Executive George Clay and recognition of volunteers who contributed to work on the project by ISR Ranger Kevin Walsh, Scout Reach volunteer Todd Baker shared some remarks and anecdotes about his experiences with Greg and Scouting. Former W.D. Boyce Council Scout Executive, now Central Region Area Director, Fred Wallace and his wife Kelly, Greg’s sister, shared their appreciation with the crowd on behalf of the family.

Also celebrating Greg’s legacy, included family friend, Frank LaFoon, who also served as Greg’s former Scoutmaster, and former Council staff members who had the privilege of working with Greg. Traveling across states for the dedication included Dan Busby, Rob Hemmelgran, Michael Lane, Paul Wilkinson, Greg Brownfield, and current WDB Council Finance Director Mike Fifhause. Members from Wenasa Quenhotan Lodge, Order of the Arrow, were also present and assistant in preparations for the dedication as the weekend served as the Spring Conclave.

The Tripp family thanks those who were able to attend and hopes that Greg’s Fish Shack will bring many wonderful memories to those who use it for many years to come.

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Your Children… Your Greatest Treasure

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Trapper Trails Coucnil To Recognize Local Scoutreach Leaders

Posted on 05 February 2009 by admin

Trapper Trails Council is pleased to announce the third annual Whitney M. Young and Vale la Pena! awards banquet will be held on February 6, 2009 at the Weber State University’s Sky Room in Ogden.

your Children... Your Greatest TreasureThe Trapper Trails Council will present the Whitney M. Young Service Awards to Farrell Alleman, District Commissioner of the Bridger Valley District and business leader; Marsha Prantil, Senior Director of the YMCA of Greater Salt Lake – Ogden; and Ernest Stacy, past District Chairman of the Bridger Valley District.

The Council will also present the Vale la Pena! Awards to Francisco Carrillo, Hispanic community leader; Andres Ramos, Young Men General Board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Rita Ramos, Trapper Trails Council Spanish Training Coordinator; Kurt Rifleman, physician and community leader; Alberto Vasquez, Hispanic community leader.

“Service to others has always been on of Scouting’s most important objectives,” said Michael Jenkins, Field Director. “The Trapper Trails Council is grateful for the efforts of these individuals and the many other dedicated volunteers who have worked to bring the benefits of the Scouting program to all our community’s youth.”

Established by the Boy Scouts of America in 1978, this special recognition is named for the late Whitney M. Young Jr., civil rights spokesperson and executive director of the Urban League from 1961-1971. The award was created to recognize outstanding services by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds.

Within urban and rural settings, the need to teach the principles of the Scout Oath and Law has never been greater. Scoutreach is the Boy Scouts of America’s commitment to ensure all youth have the opportunity to participate in Scouting

For more information, call Jeremy Bell at 801-475-7497

The following was a news release issued by Trapper Trails Council.

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