Memphis Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

The Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America, annual Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in Memphis. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award are Barbara and Pitt Hyde of the Hyde Family Foundation and AutoZone. They were honored on November 24th at a dinner at The Peabody Hotel.

   
   

 


Delta Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

 

Pictured from left to right:Ronnie Smith (keynote speaker),
Jimmy Brownand Jay Gore (chairman of the event) 

On November 13th, the Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America presented the 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award to Jimmy Brown.  Nearly 200 friends and family were present to honor Jimmy and his family on his special night.  The award was established by the Boy Scouts of America to recognize noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States.  Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts.

The Chickasaw Council is proud to salute Jimmy Brown, a truly distinguished citizen.  We gratefully acknowledge his service to our youth and our community and his devotion to our nation.

 

Recognizing Extraordinary Leaders

Established by the Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. 

For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has led the nation in providing citizenship training for American youth. Through the years, Scouting has provided young people with character-development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self. 

Today’s often heard call for a return to ethical behavior, self-reliance, and caring and concern for others refers precisely to the values expressed in the Scout Law, the bedrock of the movement since 1910.