The Boy Scouts of America honored President Nathan O. Hatch at the Distinguished Citizen Award dinner on May 10. The dinner was held at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson delivered the keynote address at the event.
“It is truly an honor to receive the Distinguished Citizen Award,” Hatch said. “I wish to thank the Old Hickory Council, not just for this award, but for the work the executive board members and countless volunteers do to help shape the lives of the youth in our community. For years, I have admired and appreciated the work they have done to strengthen our community. I am humbled, honored and grateful to join those who have received this great honor.”
This is the 29th year that the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America has honored a distinguished citizen. Previous honorees include John G. Medlin, Jr.; Senator Richard Burr; A. Tab Williams, Jr.; Len B. Preslar, Jr.; John A. Allison IV; Clarence E. “Big House” Gaines; Murray C. Greason, Jr.; Dr. Richard H. Dean; C. Richard Vaughn, J. Walter McDowell III, Allen Joines, Stan Kelly, Susan Cameron and Kelly S. King. Last year’s honoree was John Burress, III.
Additional information about Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org or for information on the Old Hickory Council and how to get involved in Scouting in Northwest North Carolina, go to www.oldhickorycouncil.org.