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THING 166 - Eagle Recognition Dinner Annual Eagle Recognition Dinnerand Gathering of EaglesMonday, June 13th, 2011Greenwich Hyatt Regency(1800 East Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich)6:00PMRegistrationReply/Sponsorship Form Join us to recognize the class of 2010-2011 Greenwich Eagle Scouts and to re-unite with fellow Eagles.  Feel free to contact Bob Gunsten with any questions at Bob Gunsten or 203-869-8424. Calling All Eagles2010 Dinner Press ReleaseGreenwich Scouting is hosting the thirty-forth Annual Eagle Recognition Dinner on Monday, June 14th at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.  The event will recognize the 15 Eagle Scouts of 2010 as well as First Selectman Peter Tesei, who will be awarded the second Malcolm Pray "Friend of Eagles" Award.  Local Eagle Scouts of all ages are invited to attend this "Gathering of Eagles" and reunite to celebrate the accomplishments of the newest Greenwich Eagle Scouts.  Speakers will include Brigadier General Jim Grant and Regional Director of the Boy Scouts of America, Don McChesney. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America and is considered significant not only in Scouting, but once an Eagle Scout enters higher education, business or industry and community service. The Eagle achievement standards require an enormous amount of time and work and as a result less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts become Eagles.  Greenwich Scouting is honored to recognize Eagle Scouts that planned, developed, and lead local service projects that helped improve the Town of Greenwich and Greenwich organizations. The "Gathering of Eagles" portion of the Annual Eagle Recognition Dinner is particularly exciting as the title of Eagle Scout is held for life, offering a memorable experience by meeting with fellow Eagles of all ages. The rank of Eagle Scout was first awarded in 1912 and has since been bestowed upon just over two million young men.  Successful Eagle Scout recipients can be found in many different professions, including over 40 astronauts, particularly Neil Armstrong, businessmen such as Sam Walton the founder of Walmart, public officers like President Ford and entertainers such as Steven Spielberg.

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