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Distinguished Citizen Award Dinners

Each year, the Baden-Powell Council recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in Broome, Tompkins, Chenango, Cortland, and Susquehanna Counties.  Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts.  The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. 

Broome County Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

2017 Honoree- Albert Nocciolino



May 3, 2017 the Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council will honor Albert Nocciolino with its prestigious 2017 Broome County Distinguished Citizen Award during its annual fundraising dinner on May 3, 2017.  Held at The McKinley, 29 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.   Nocciolino as this year’s honoree will be recognized by Baden-Powell Council and other business and community leaders for his significant achievements and service to the community.

Ty Muse, President & CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union is the 2017 Broome County Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner chair.  Over 200 guests will add to the evening’s festivities honoring Nocciolino, including many of Broome County’s top community, government, and corporate leaders. 

Broome County’s Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes individuals who set positive examples for others and who demonstrate concern and significant care for their communities.  Prior Distinguished Citizen Award recipients include:  Bruce Boyea, Jeff Coghlan, Stephen Feehan, John Fitzsimmons, David Gouldin, Douglas Johnson, Dr. Thomas Kelly, Jeff Lake, Ron Lesch, Kenneth Miller, James Orband, Glenn Small and Dr. James Terzian among others. 

In addition to honoring Albert Nocciolino the evening will showcase the positive benefits that Scouting contributes to Broome County.  Scouts from Broome County will participate in the evening’s ceremonies.  During the evening, Scouts will share their Scouting leadership experiences and show the positive effect that Scouting has on today’s youth.

Proceeds from the Broome County Distinguished Citizens Dinner help fund critical Scouting programs throughout Broome County and its surrounding communities. 

Tompkins County Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

2017 Honoree-

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Chenango County Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

2017 Honoree- Joseph Angelino


The Baden-Powell Council, Boy Scouts of America has announced that Retired Police Chief Joseph Angelino is this year’s recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award for Chenango County. Angelino will be honored at a dinner to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Canasawacta Country Club in Norwich.

Cortland County Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner


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On May 4, 2017 the Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council will honor John Poli with its prestigious 2017 Cortland County Distinguished Citizen Award during its annual fundraising dinner held Elks Lodge in Cortland, 9 Groton Ave, Cortland, NY 13045 this year’s honoree, Mr. Poli will be recognized by the Boy Scouts and other business and community leaders for his significant achievements and service to the community including past Chairmanships of the Salvation Army of Cortland County, Cortland City School District Board of Education and Hospice Foundation of Cortland County among many other leadership roles.

Susquehanna County Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

2017 Honorees- Donna Cosmello and Rick Ainey



The Delahanna District, Boy Scouts of America in Susquehanna County have named Donna Cosmello and Rick Ainey of New Milford Borough as their 2017 Distinguished Citizens.  Both currently serve as members of the New Milford Borough Council as well as members of other countless organizations in making Susquehanna County a better place to live.

The Distinguished Citizen Award is an annual honor presented by the Delahanna District, which is part of the Baden-Powell Council in Binghamton, NY.  The Delahanna District serves most of Susquehanna County, consisting of 482 registered youth in 20 scouting units.  This year’s event will mark the 27th year that the Boy Scouts have presented a Distinguished Citizen Award in Susquehanna County.

A dinner in Donna and Rick's honor will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at Elk Lake High School starting at 5:30pm.

Friends of Scouting (FOS)?

  • When a boy joins Scouting he pays a $24.00 national registration fee which goes directly to support the services we receive from our National Office. In order to keep Scouting affordable for all boys, we run an annual Friends of Scouting Campaign.
  • The annual campaign is an opportunity for families, friends, alumni, business and community organizations to support Scouting.
  • In 2016 the Baden-Powell Council will run an operating budget of almost $1.4 million, needing to raise $180 for every member in the program in order to meet expenses.
  • Your support of Scouting through the annual Friends of Scouting Campaign will help us to continue to reach out and serve another generation of youth. Thank you for your support of our youth members and the programs they participate in!
  • How much should I give?
    Gifts to the Friends of Scouting Campaign vary from $5 to $5,000 or more. Gifts can be made as one time payments or quarterly contributions. Each donor is asked to consider underwriting the cost of one scout to be in the program at $180. The most popular gift is a $180 contribution. 
  • The Baden-Powell Council, headquartered in Binghamton, NY, serves over 150 different scouting units including 3,216 youth and adults throughout Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. The Council serves Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins, and part of Seneca counties in New York, as well as Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania. The Council runs programs in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and Exploring while maintaining two diverse nationally recognized Scout camps: Camp Barton, on Cayuga Lake, and the Tuscarora Scout Reservation, in the foothills of the Catskills.

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