Scout event to honor Henry Decho

A winter gathering of Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation camp alumni, staff alumni and friends of Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America will take place Feb 8, at 6 p.m. at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby.

Henry “Jay” Decho, of Naugatuck, a long-time Scouting volunteer, aquatics director, and former camp director at the Scout reservation, will receive the Outstanding Camp Staff Alumni Award for more than 45 years of service to the Housatonic Council.

Decho is a history teacher at Shelton High School.

The event includes hors d’oeuvres, soda, coffee and a cash bar. The cost is $25 for registered members of the camp alumni association and 2011 camp staff and $30 for all others.

Proceeds tbenefit the Scout reservation.

RSVP to Raymond Oppel, at 203-929-6616 or email him at