Boston Good Scout Breakfast

The 2nd Annual Boston Mayor's Good Scout Breakfast was held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017



The Spirit of Adventure Council, BSA is honored to partner with The Honorable Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the City of Boston, to host the Boston Good Scout Breakfast.  The goal of this event is to raise awareness and support for our powerful inner city Scout programs and provide enhancements needed to remain relevant in America’s changing landscape. The Boy Scout nominating committee and Board of Directors chooses distinguished individuals to honor in recognition of their leadership and philanthropic support of the Greater Boston Community, their charitable work and business leadership exemplifies the ideals and success of Boy Scouts of America.  The BSA prides itself on being one of the country’s foremost family organizations.

Supporting Scouting in Boston

Scouting has been making a difference in the lives of men and women for more than a century. In fact, today there are more than 50 million living Scout alumni. All together that number would be the 25th largest nation on earth. Those alumni have taken an oath “….to do their best…” and to be “Trustworthy” “Helpful” and “Brave.” Many of those individuals have taken that oath to heart. They have enhanced our communities and the quality of life in America. Each year the Boy Scouts of America recognize an elite group of business and community leaders who represent the ideals of the Scout Law in their everyday lives.

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The Good Scouting Award honors those who are unselfish in serving others on an individual and community basis. A Good Scout carries the spirit of the Scout "Good Turn" into adult life. This is one of the unfailing marks of a real Scout, the spirit of helpfulness. A Good Scout is always interested in helping others. The Good Scout is not self-centered, but feels privileged to bring the spirit of friendliness and helpfulness. The Good Scout seeks no return for service other than the satisfaction  of aiding others in the community and in the nation.

The presentation of the Good Scout Award is a special opportunity for the Boy Scouts of America to honor a leader, company or civic group who has made a significant contribution to his/her community and has given of themselves to the benefit of youth.

2017 Honoree: Joseph E. Finn, Fire Commissioner & Chief, Boston Fire Department


The George Meany Award recognizes members of labor organizations who have made a significant contribution to the youth of their communities by volunteering for local programs and organizations that serve youth. This award, recognized and approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council, recognizes members for their service to youth, and makes the public aware of the important role union members play in the community.

2017 Honoree: Mark Fortune, Business Agent, Sprinkler Fitters Local 550 & President, Boston Building Trades


The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award is a National, BSA recognition, presented by the local Council. The purpose is to recognize outstanding services by an adult individual or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of opportunities for youth from rural to low-income urban backgrounds - this is in fulfillment of Dr. Young's dream of justice and equality for all.

2017 Honoree: Trinh Nguyen, Director, Workforce Development, City of Boston 

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