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Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored At 7th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner

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Ms. Midge Vicendes
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Dr. Hal Daumé
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Mr. Mark Vicendes
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Mr. Andrew Moran
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The Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be honoring local citizens at the 7th Annual Berkeley Heights Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  This year’s honorees are Dr. Hal Daumé; Mr. Andrew Moran; Mr. Mark Vicendes; Ms. Midge Vicendes; and Ms. Mary Ann Walsh.  The event recognizes these five outstanding citizens for their community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership demonstrated within the community of Berkeley Heights, and for demonstrating the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives..

 Hal Daumé, corporate marketing communications consultant, has been the Boy Scout Commissioner for Berkeley Heights for the past 14 years, is a past president of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights, and spearheaded a multi-county recognition initiative for Eagle Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts.  He is a recipient of the BSA’s Silver Beaver Award and the Rotarian Scouter Award, and serves on the BSA’s National Advancement Advisory Panel and the Patriot’s Path Advisory Council. He was also recently inducted into the Patriot’ Patch Council Eagle Scout Hall of Fame.

Andrew Moran is Union County’s Director of Public Safety and Vice President of the Berkeley Heights Police Athletic League. Andrew retired as a Captain from the Berkeley Heights Police Department. In addition, he graduated from the F.B.I National Academy in Quantico Virginia and served as a mobile intensive care Paramedic with Rahway Hospital.

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 Mark Vicendese is the owner of Berkeley Hardware, Past PAL Softball and Basketball Coach, Past Berkeley Heights Education Foundation member, and Berkeley Heights Football Camp Instructor.

Midge Vicendese, of Berkeley Hardware, is a past Girl Scout Leader, former BHCP Board Member, current member of CAST, past Project Graduation Committee member and a current member of Voices in Praise.

 Mary Ann Walsh, a Realtor with Re/Max Premier, is a Berkeley Heights Board of Education member, Municipal Alliance member, past BHEF Trustee, member of Eva’s Village 30th Anniversary fundraising committee, past Chair of the Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission, past PTO Vice President of Mountain Park and Columbia Schools, and Past Co-Chair of the NJCRS Chapter with a Heart Charity Fundraising committee.

    The Township of Berkeley Heights has a very active Scouting program for some 300 youth in three Cub Scout packs (for boys ages 7 up to 11) and two Boy Scout troops (for boys ages 11 to

18), all sponsored by the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights; one Venturing crew (for young men and women ages 14 to 21), sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6259, and one Exploring post (for young men and women ages 14 to 21) sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad.  Overall, Scouting throughout the Patriots’ Path Council, BSA now reaches approximately 21,000 youth across five New Jersey counties.

 In addition to the Good Scout Awards, each honoree will receive a State of New Jersey Joint Legislative Resolution from Senator Thomas Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz; and an American Flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building, with a citation by the Architect of the Capitol, from Congressman Leonard Lance

 For more information on Scouting in Berkeley Heights, attending the event, and sponsorship in the program journal, contact Grant Van Eck, District Executive, at 973-765-9322 ext. 250 and/or grant.vaneck@scouting.org. 

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