ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Township Counsel Anthony Bucco, also a state Assemblyman representing the township, was recently presented with a lifetime achievement award by The Boy Scouts of America.

The award was presented at the Boy Scouts’ annual Morris County awards dinner on April 9 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.

The lifetime achievement award is presented to respected leaders who uphold the principles of the Boy Scouts of America and have outstanding community service records, according to the organization.

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“There is no greater reward than being able to serve the community I call home,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “We are so fortunate to live in a place where there are many people who truly want to help others and make a difference by giving back.”

Bucco, a lifelong resident of Morris County, was elected to the state Assembly in 2010 and has served with the Boonton Volunteer Fire Department since 1980. He is also a co-founder of Daytop New Jersey, an outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment provider for adolescents with locations in Morris, Hunterdon, Ocean, Salem and Somerset counties.

“A peer committee of community leaders chose Assemblyman Bucco to receive this award for his good work in the community and beyond,” said Jennifer Volz, senior development director for the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America. “This annual event spotlights people who serve as exemplary role models for the youth of our community and country through their vocations or avocations and who live their lives according to the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law. Assemblyman Bucco fits this profile very well.”