Ellmers Receives Boy Scout Distinguished Service AwardNovember 9 2011
WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today released the following statement thanking the Harnett County Boy Scout Occoneechee Council for receiving their Distinguished Service Award:
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to be the recipient of this award. I am proud to accept this honor on behalf of the citizens of Dunn who have such a strong volunteer spirit, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and my family. As a mom whose son has been in scouts for over 10 years - starting as a Tiger Cub and is now working on his Eagle Scout project - I know what an important role scouting has played in forming his character."
The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America represents central North Carolina and aims to "beneficially involve every eligible child and their family in the fun and adventure of their programs." Their mission is to provide youth development programs that strengthen values, develop leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Occoneechee Council is widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families and neighborhoods.
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For more information, please visit Congresswoman Ellmers’ website at www.ellmers.house.gov or call (202) 225-4531.