BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 13th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling 6:30 p.m.  This year’s honorees are Bud & Karen Ayres, Hilary Boothby and Cheri Pertesis, Kevin Engemann, Carla McGlynn, and Nicholas Schiavo.

The event recognizes these seven outstanding citizenspdf 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 co-chairs are Louisa Grossman and Pam Yoss, past Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award recipients and active volunteers in the Berkeley Heights community.

Bud and Karen Ayres are active community volunteers in Berkeley Heights and best known for their involvement and leadership in the Relay for Life; Hilary Boothby and Cheri Pertesis of Anything Floral, a florist and gift boutique in Berkeley Heights started and serve as co-chairs for the “Winter Walk”, an annual event that encourages the community to shop locally in conjunction with the town’s annual tree lighting; Kevin Engemann is the current treasurer and committee member in Boy Scout Troop 68, Berkeley Heights and is the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Children’s Dyslexia Centers of NJ-Scotch Plains Campus; Carla McGlynn is the President of the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation; and Nicholas Schiavo is Director at the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and is the Founding Member of the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee that works to maximize the transparency of Township activities, while promoting public and private sector initiatives aimed at enhancing residents’ lives. 

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Berkeley Heights has a very active Scouting program for more than 170 youth in three Cub Scout packs (for boys and girls ages 7 to 11 years) and two Boy Scout troops (for boys ages 11-18), sponsored by the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. 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 more than 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 email jennifer.volz@scouting.org. www.ppcbsa.org/give/special-events.