NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 5th annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling. This year’s honorees are Hugo F. Barth IV, Russell Hulsizer, Michael M. Gennaro, Thomas Trezza and Michael Shapiro.

The event recognizes these five outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the New Providence community, and for their embodiment of the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives. The event chair is a 2015 New Providence Good Scout Award Recipient, Laurie Barletta.

Hugo Barth coaches lacrosse and football in New Providence and is the President of the New Providence Education Foundation. Russell Hulsizer is a retired municipal court judge in the city of Summit and an assistant Scoutmaster in Boy Scout Troop 63 sponsored by The Presbyterian Church at New Providence. Michael Gennaro is President of the New Providence Borough Council and is a former Trustee of the Summit Speech School. Thomas Trezza is the owner of Physical Therapy Services of Morristown, LLC and Founding Trustee of the Drive for Autism Foundation, an organization that raises funds for schools and programs educating and supporting individuals with Autism. Michael Shapiro is the CEO and Publisher of, a network of more than 50 independently owned and operated online local newspapers and Chairman of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce.

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The area is a part of the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America which serves 16,000 youth in over 400 Scouting units in communities like ours throughout Morris, Middlesex, Somerset, Sussex, and Union Counties.

For more information on Scouting, attending the event, or sponsoring the program journal, contact Jennifer Volz, Sr. Development Director, at 973-765-9322 ext. 249 and/or