Dinner honors Eagle Scouts and Terry Betteridge

Greenwich Scouting is celebrating the newest Eagles Scouts and Terry Betteridge at the 39th annual Eagle Recognition Dinner and “Gathering of Eagles” on Wednesday, May 27, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. In addition to recognizing the 2015 Class of Eagle Scouts, the event will also honor Terry Betteridge who will be awarded the seventh Malcolm Pray “Friend of Eagles” Award. Past recipients of this award include Malcolm Pray, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, State Senator Scott Frantz, Jack Moffly, Lieutenant Commander Charles “Chuck” Standard and Linda McMahon. Local Eagle Scouts of all ages are invited to attend the “Gathering of Eagles” and reunite to celebrate the accomplishments of the newest Greenwich Eagle Scouts.

As an avid outdoorsman, leader in both the Greenwich community and his profession, and a longtime Greenwich Scouting supporter, Terry Betteridge is truly a role model for young Eagle Scouts. A fifth generation jeweler with roots dating back to the finest jewelers and silversmiths of the 1700s in Birmingham, England, Terry’s passion for jewelry is in his blood. Terry grew up in Greenwich and some of his first memories include crawling under the display counters on the sales floor, and watching his Dad repair old clocks in the store’s workshop.

Since taking over Betteridge in the mid-1970s, Terry has helped turn the company into one of the leading jewelry designers and retailers in the world, including stores in Greenwich, Palm Beach, Vail, Aspen, and Southampton. With more than 40 years running a luxury retail business, Terry is an internationally recognized leader in the high-end luxury, retail space. In addition to his passion for fine jewelry, Terry is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. When he’s not at Betteridge, he can usually be found working at his farm or preparing for bow hunting season. Terry is involved with The Nature Conservancy, The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Greenwich Green & Clean.

The 10 newest Greenwich Eagle Scouts are part of nearly 800 Eagle Scouts who have earned this notable rank through Greenwich Scouting over the last 100 years. To date there are over two-million Eagle Scouts nationwide who make up our current and future leaders. Congratulations to the 2015 Greenwich Eagle Scout Class: Robert Anderson, Eugene Constandaki, Peter Forsberg, Matthew Fox, William Freder, Benjamin Langley, John Martin, Conor Patterson, Nicholas Sages and Sivan Sud.

Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912. Nearly 1,750 local youth participate in fun programs, run by 250 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, there’s never been a better time to join the Scouting community.

To purchase tickets for this event or if you are an Eagle Scout interested in re-uniting with local Eagles, visit GreenwichScouting.org or contact Jessica Reid at [email protected] or call 203-869-8424, ext. 112.

Several Eagle Scouts were honored at last year’s annual Greenwich Scouting Eagle Recognition Dinner.

Several Eagle Scouts were honored at last year’s annual Greenwich Scouting Eagle Recognition Dinner.

Terry Betteridge

Terry Betteridge

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