Housatonic Council to present Good Scout Award to Shelton law firm

The Housatonic Council of the Boy Scouts of America will present its Good Scout Award to the Shelton-based law firm of Welch, Teodosio, Stanek & Blake on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. the Brownson Country Club in Huntington. The firm previously was known as Winnick, Vine, Welch & Teodosio.

The award is presented to an individual or organization that exemplifies the ideals of the Boy Scouts as expressed in the Scout oath and Scout law.

The recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership given to many worthwhile organizations as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.

Supporting the Valley

Good Scout Award honorees are selected by a committee that is chaired by Mayor Mark Lauretti, who is a member of the Housatonic Council’s executive board.

"The firm of Welch, Teodosio, Stanek, and Blake supports our Valley towns in countless ways," Lauretti said. "The current partners are continuing the tradition of community service established by the founding partners when the firm was Winnick, Vine, Welch & Teodosio.

“The partners,” Lauretti continued, “were leaders in the campaign to raise the funds to purchase our Boy Scout camp in Goshen, which has served tens of thousands of youth over the years. Certainly, the current partners and the founding partners are truly deserving of the Good Scout award."

Past award recipients

Previous recipients of the Good Scout Award include:

— John Anglace

— Walter Archer Jr.

— William Bassett

— Richard Belden (the late state representative)

— Monty Blakeman

— Helen and Gerald Bogen

— Dear Borgman

— Patrick Charmel

— Jamie Cohen

— Fletcher Thompson

— David Grant

— The Jones family

— Mark Lauretti

— David Rifkin

— James Ryan

— Norman Santa

— Robert Scinto

— Royal Wells

About the local Scout council

The Housatonic Council serves the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. Established in 1923, it is one of the oldest councils in the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to offering programs in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and Learning for Life, the Housatonic Council owns and operates the Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation in Goshen.

People who would like to attend the Good Scout Award ceremony should call Housatonic Council Scout Executive Kevin Bishop at 203-734-3329, ext. 304.