BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
Boy Scouts of America will receive The American Legion’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, at the 92nd National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. National Commander Clarence Hill will present the award to Assistant Chief Scout Executive and Chief Financial Officer James J. Terry.
“Scouting was the fist youth program the Legion decided to sponsor,” Americanism Chairman Joseph Caouette said, “I cannot think of a more deserving group to receive the Distinguished Service Medal.”
At the first national convention in 1919, the Legion officially recognized Scouting, which is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2010. Last year, the National Executive Committee passed Resolutin 45, which reaffirms the Legion’s support for Boy Scouts of America. Posts across the country sponsor nearly 2,500 Scouting units, helping teach young people citizenship, proper care of the U.S. flag, and duty to God and country.
The Legion’s 2010 Eagle Scout of the Year, Joe Phillips of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, will also be honored in Milwaukee. For more information: www.legion.org/scouting.
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