Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 2019 Good Scout Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at The Primavera Regency in Stirling.  This year’s honorees are Tom Aiken of Basking Ridge; Jim Caparoso of Stirling; Pete Martino of Watchung; and Andrew Marion, David McCarthy, and Matt Saum of Warren. The event recognizes these six outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the 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 Wayne Hanlon and Larry Najarian, both active volunteers in the community.

Tom Aiken is the CEO Countlogic and served as assistant Scoutmaster, merit badge counselor, wilderness first aid instructor, and Eagle advisor in Scouts BSA Troop 555 of Basking Ridge. Jim Caparoso is the Scoutmaster of Scouts BSA Troop 56, Millington and is also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge 2392. Andrew Marion is the President of Watchung Hills Pop Warner and with this, has coached over a dozen teams and founded the Challenger Special Needs program at WHPW which provides activities for children with autism and Down Syndrome. Peter Martino is the Past Chief of the Watchung Fire Department and active member of the Watchung Rescue Squad where he earned multiple awards and took part in the first-ever Tree of Lights fundraising event. David McCarthy is the Senior Director, Global Procurement at Pfizer and has volunteered in Cub Scout Pack 55 and Troop 555 out of Basking Ridge. Matt Saum is a Warren Township Police Officer, the President of the Warren Township Lion’s Club, and is a member of the Watchung Hills Wrestling Association.

Funds raised through the Good Scout Awards dinner, will go to support the Scouting programs in the Patriots’ Path Council and in the Watchung Hills area. Over 5,000 adult volunteers deliver the values of Scouting to over 16,000 Scouts in the counties of Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and most of Middlesex.

The Boy Scouts of America is non-partisan organization and does not endorse any candidate. For more information on Scouting, attending the event, and sponsoring the program journal, contact Jennifer Volz, Sr. Development Director, at 973-765-9322 ext. 249 and/or jennifer.volz@scouting.org. www.ppcbsa.org/special-events