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Cumberland and Salem Counties Distinguished Citizen Awards

The Distinguished Citizen “Good Scout” Award is presented to community leaders who exemplify in their daily lives the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Law and Scout Oath. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding service as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have provided to many worthwhile organizations, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.

Cumberland County

John Ruga

President

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Salem County

David S. Burgin, PSEG Nuclear LLC

David S. Burgin

Emergency Preparedness, Offsite and Response Programs

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Banquet for Award Honorees

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Grove at Centerton, Pittsgrove, N.J.

Sponsorship and Tribute Opportunities

Sponsorships, Tribute ads, individual tickets, and contributions to Scouting can all be ordered through our online portal. See all of the details below, then click the button to make your selections. If you would prefer to place your reservation offline, please contact our Development Director Joyce Skradzinski via email: joyce.skradzinski@scouting.org, or by phone: 609-261-5850 x124.

Sponsorship Packages

Includes 32 guests, business listed on event website, three social media mentions, and during the event presentation. A full-page color ad in a prominent location in the program booklet.

Includes 24 guests, business listed on event website, two social media mentions, and during the event presentation. A full-page color ad in the program booklet.

Includes 10 guests, business listed on event website, one social media mention, and during the event presentation. A full-page color ad in the program booklet.

Includes 8 guests, business listed on event website, one social media mention, and during the event presentation. A full-page color ad in the program booklet.

Includes 4 guests, recognition in the program booklet and full-page color ad.

Tributes and Tickets

Includes a full-page, color ad measuring a standard sheet, 8.5 x 11 inches

Includes a half-page, color ad measuring 8.5 w x 5 h inches

Includes a quarter-page ad measuring 3.5 w x 5 h inches

2022 Reception Committee

Co-Chair: Wade Sjogren, President, WHIBCO Inc.

Co-Chair: Charles Allen, First Vice President Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Richard Eber III

Mark Edwards

Carl Gaskill

John F. Hall

Hon. Ben Laury

Richard Morris Jr.

Hon. Carol Musso

Frank Rumick

Eric Sjogren

The Distinguished Citizen “Good Scout” Award is presented to community leaders who exemplify in their daily lives the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Law and Scout Oath. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding service as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have provided to many worthwhile organizations, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.
The Good Scout, a statue of a Scout in uniform that stands outside each of our Scout offices

2021 Online Event Program Book

Past Honorees of the Cumberland and Salem Counties Distinguished Citizen "Good Scout" Awards

Cumberland County

2003 – Kenneth L. Ender, Ph.D.

2004 – Peter Galetto

2005 – Dr. Edward H. Salmon

2006 – James M. Seabrook

2007 – Sidney Brody*

2008 – Albert Fralinger Jr.

2009 – Robert Swanson*

2010 – J. Alan Woodruff

2011 – Gary Simmerman*

2012 – Frank M. Hankins Jr.*

2013 – Paul J. Ritter, III

2014 – David J. Hemple

2015 – Jeffrey DuBois

2016 – Ken Pustizzi

2017 – Wade Sjögren

2018 – Kenneth W. Freitag

2019 – Gary Calloway

2020 – Sam Pipitone Jr.

*Deceased

Past Recipients of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award

Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

John Brandt

Campbell Soup Company

Freeholder Riletta Cream*

Dr. Roy J. Dawson

Michael Devlin

Rev. Tony C. Evans Sr.

Edwin Figueroa

Councilman Angel Fuentes

Rev. Dr. Larron Jackson, E.DD.

Rhonda Lauer

Carmen Morales

Lewis L. Paynter

Assemblywoman Mary Previte*

Dave Roberts

Olvin S. Rouse Jr.*

Hon. Albert B. Kelly

Ralph Padilla 

Tony Surace

Salem County

1977 – Thomas J. Grieves*

1978 – Hubert P. Layton *

1979 – Dr. John S. Madara*

1980 – Henry D. Young*

1981 – Joseph Michael Galvin

1982 – Angelo Massari*

1983 – Sally B. Featherer*

1984 – John B. Campbell*

1985 – Charles F. Biernbaum*

1985 – Marian H. Biernbaum*

1986 – Joseph J. Dyer Sr.*

1987 – Robert A. Shinn

1988 – B. Harold Smick Jr.

1989 – Frank J. Hoerst III

1990 – Sol. L. Davidow*

1991 – Dr. Robert A. Brooks*

1992 – Benjamin W. Timberman*

1993 – Dr. Willetta L. Mulhorn*

1994 – Charles A. Ahl*

1995 – Thomas H. Bowen*

1995 – Judge George Farrell III*

1996 – Ron Lehew*

1997 – Hon. Jack Collins

1998 – Keith S. Campbell

1999 – Dr. Charles L. Liebeknecht

2000 – John M. Lake Jr.*

2001 – Roger E. Nathan*

2002 – Howard “Grant” Harris

2003 – Geneva Wood

2004 – Robert J. Vanderslice

2005 – Thomas A. Pankok

2006 – John T. “Jiggs” Lenahan

2007 – David Lindenmuth

2008 – George and Carol Reese

2009 – Rev. David Bailey Sr.

2010 – Robert A. Woodruff Sr.

2011 – Charles M. Miller

2012 – Edward Remster

2013 – Ed Warren Jr.

2014 – Michael S. Warner*

2015 – John Bobbitt Jr.

2016 – Carl R. Gaskill

2017 – Mark V. Edwards

2018 – Robert A. Woodruff Jr.

2019 – Richard E. Pierson

2020 – William H. Ferrell Jr.

*Deceased

Development Team Contact

If you would like more information about Garden State Council's Distinguished Citizen Awards and the many ways you can support the mission of Scouting in South Jersey, we invite you to contact Development Director Joyce Skradzinski by phone or email.