BISHOP AWARDED BOY SCOUTS’ “GOOD SCOUT” AWARD
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) was awarded the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s “Good Scout” Award for his years of service as an Eagle Scout and longtime support of the Boy Scouts of America. Surrounded by Scouts, adult leaders, and members of the National Capital Area Council, Congressman Bishop humbly accepted the award:
“I would not be where I am—I would not be who I am if it were not for the many many people who supported and enhanced my scouting experience,” said Congressman Bishop. “That kind of volunteerism, that kind of investment in young people’s character, is something that I couldn’t appreciate then as a Scout, but as I look back, I am so grateful. Thank you for what you are doing for these boys who will become young men—who are indeed the future.”
An active member of the Mobile Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Congressman Sanford Bishop achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1962. Since then, he has been awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout award for his dedication to public service and commitment to the Scout Oath. Congressman Bishop is the third recipient of the “Good Scout” award from the National Capital Area Council.
Founded in 1911, the National Capital Area Council of BSA is currently one of the 300 plus local councils chartered by BSA’s National Council. Geographically comprised of six counties in Maryland, ten counties in Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia, the National Capital Area Council serves more than 56,000 youth through the support of over 22,000 adult volunteers from the comprising counties.