Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 12th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling.  This year’s honorees are Patti Broccoli, Jim DiMaio, Mike Higgins, Bobbie Peer, and Tracy & Chris Procaccini. The event recognizes these six outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the Berkeley Heights community, and for their embodiment of the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives. The event chairman is Denis Smalley, a past Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award recipient and an active volunteer in the Berkeley Heights community.

Patti Broccoli is the co-chair of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights & registered nurse in the Oncology Unit of Overlook Medical Center; Jim DiMaio is Owner of DERCO Print, Inc.; Mike Higgins is Sr. Compliance Advisor at Genentech Inc. & Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 68, Berkeley Heights; Bobbie Peer is Owner & Publisher of TAPInto Berkeley Heights, TAPInto Mountainside, and TAPInto New Providence; Chris Procaccini is the Former Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 268, Berkeley Heights; and Tracy Procaccini is the Quartermadam of GL Highlander Band.

Berkeley Heights has a very active Scouting program for over 100 youth in three Cub Scout packs (for boys ages 7 to 11 years) and two Boy Scout troops (for boys ages 11-18), sponsored by the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights and one Explorer Post (for boys and girls ages 14-20) sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. Berkeley Heights is a part of the Watchung Mountain District of the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America.  In this district, some 3,000 youth are served by over 70 Scouting units in communities like ours throughout Union, Morris and Somerset Counties.

For more information on Scouting in Berkeley Heights, attending the event, and sponsoring the program journal, contact Jennifer Volz, Development Director, at 973-765-9322 ext. 249 and/or jennifer.volz@scouting.org.