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Boy Scouts’ chief executive to speak at NC banquet in Albemarle

C. Wayne Brock, chief Scout executive and top national administrative officer of the Boy Scouts of America, will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Central North Carolina Council Annual Leaders’ Recognition Banquet.

The event will be held 6-8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Stanly Regional Medical Center, Albemarle, in the Magnolia Room.

A highlight will be the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest that can be given to a volunteer for service to youth.

Brock is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.  Originally from Bayboro, he has served Scouting for over42 years.  He began his work as a district executive in the East Carolina Council, Kinston, and then moved to the Great Smokey Mountain Council in Knoxville, Tenn. as director of field service.  He went on to become Scout executive in the Northeast Georgia Council, area director for the 10 local councils in Georgia, Scout executive for the Central Florida Council, Southern region director and assistant chief Scout executive.

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the National Council is made up of 273 local councils across the country and at the end of 2014 had a youth membership of 2,840,370. The Central North Carolina, Boy Scouts of America serves over 9,000 young people in Anson, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties.

Cost for the banquet is $25 per person. Reservations may be made through the council website (www.centralnccouncilbsa.com) or by contacting Ellen Whitley, 704-227-0141, ext. 227, at the council office.

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