Members of the community and Scouts gathered at the 2016 Prince William Good Scout Awards Dinner in Manassas.
The dinner was held on October 5 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, as a way to honor community leaders for their contributions to Prince William County and Scouting.
This year the Bull Run District honoree was Debbie Jones, President and CEO of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.
According to a release, “Jones began her Chamber career in 1990…she is currently involved in numerous boards in the community including The Center for the Arts, Smart Beginnings, and the Executive Advisory Board for the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia. In January 2013, she was named to the Board of Trustees for Novant Health…in 2003, she was awarded the Chamber Executive of the Year by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.”
“Tonight is just a great example of what training and leadership is all about,” Jones said as she accepted the award.
And this year the Occoquan District honoree was Delegate Rich Anderson, from Virginia’s 51st House of Delegates district.
According to a release, “Delegate Rich Anderson entered politics when he ran for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. Prior to his time in office, Del. Anderson served for 30 years in the United States Air Force, ending his career as colonel…Anderson has received a multitude of legislative honors and recognition including the 2013 Collaborator Leadership Award from the Virginians for Disabilities, the 2014 Legislator of the Year from the Commissioner of the Revenue Associations of Virginia and the 2015 Delegate of the Year from the American Council of Engineering Companies.”
“There is nothing more American, nothing more noble than the Boy Scouts of America. They mold young men in ways that no other organization can do,” said Anderson as he accepted the award.