Ned Miller of Shelton to receive Housatonic Council's Good Scout Award

The Good Scout Award will be given to long-time community leader Ned Miller of Shelton by the Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The presentation will be at the Shelton-Rotary Pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday, June 19,

The Housatonic Council presents a Good Scout Award to an individual or organization that exemplifies the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America 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.

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

Improving life in the Valley

“Ned Miller has contributed to the betterment of life in our Valley towns in countless ways,” Lauretti said.

“In addition to his service as president of the Housatonic Council," Lauretti said, "Ned has held leadership positions with the Valley United Way, the Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Parent Child Resource Center, the Shelton Economic Development Commission, and many other organizations that serve the Valley.”

Others have received the award

Previous recipients of the Good Scout Award include Walter Archer, Jr., Jamie Cohen, Helen and Gerald Bogen, David Rifkin, Mark Lauretti, James Ryan, John Anglace, state Rep. Richard Belden, Robert Scinto, Dean Borgman, Norman Santa, Patrick Charmel, Royal Wells, the Jones family, Fletcher Thompson (engineering and architectural firm), William Bassett, Monty Blakeman, and David Grant, the law firm of Welch, Teodosio, Stanek & Blake.

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

In addition to delivering the Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and Learning for Life programs, 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 contact Housatonic Council Scout Executive Kevin Bishop at 203-734-3329, ext. 304.