Volunteers honored by Greenwich Scouting

John Lucarelli, at left, received the District Award of Merit at the annual Greenwich Scouting Volunteer Recognition Dinner from Jim Adams.

John Lucarelli, at left, received the District Award of Merit at the annual Greenwich Scouting Volunteer Recognition Dinner from Jim Adams.

Greenwich Scouting recently celebrated its dedicated and hardworking adult volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner.

Volunteers showing outstanding service were given various awards including the Greenwich Scouter’s Award, the Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award.

The Silver Beaver award is a national award and the highest recognition given by a council for service of exceptional character to youth.This year’s recipient was Robert W. Jones Jr. Mr. Jones’s scouting career in Greenwich began in the early 1980’s when friend and fellow parent Al Kitselman encouraged him to join. Mr. Jones eventually became the Cubmaster for Pack 23, later moving along to Troop 11 where he held numerous positions, including merit badge counselor, Advancement Chairman, Committee Chairman, and Assistant Scout Master for many years.

After both his Eagle Scout sons went off to college, he was asked to join the Greenwich Council Board in 2005. On the Board, he served as Treasurer and then Council President for three years. He is currently Chairman of the annual fundraising Golf Tournament. He has previously been awarded the Greenwich Scouter Award. He is a consulting actuary and the Managing Director of Buck Consultant’s Northeast U.S. Region. He resides in Cos Cob with his wife Joyce. His daughter Kim, sons Craig and Dave and their families all live in North Mianus.

Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912. Nearly 2,600 local youth participate in fun programs, run by 350 dedicated volunteers, all of which help prepare local boys and girls for life. With over 18 partnering organizations and Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Exploring opportunities in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Scouting community is nothing if not lively.

For more information about local Scouting or to volunteer, visit GreenwichScouting.org.

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