Members of the Blue Grass Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented Green with a plaque during the Dock Herren Distinguished Citizens Awards Dinner. The award is given to a deserving citizen of Harlan County for outstanding service to local youth.
"I have been in the Scouts since I was 12 years old, and I can remember the first time going up to Pine Mountain and camping," said Green.
Scouting is a national program that is supported and operated by and through local organizations and individuals.
Boy Scouting is available to boys who have completed the fifth grade or who are 11 to 17 years old. The program promotes character, citizenship and personal fitness qualities among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of outdoor activities.
The Boy Scouts of America provides a framework and program while the local communities provide the leadership and support. Scouting is funded totally by local sources.
The major sources of annual income include the United Way (13 percent), popcorn sales (25 percent), Friends of Scouting (29 percent), and activity and camping fees (30 percent.)
The event began with the presentation of the colors and the pledge of allegiance from Boy Scout Troop 1178, which is chartered by VFW Post 1178, and ended with the closing ceremony.
Along with Darby Bennett, who organized the program, and Sid Douglass, other speakers included Keith Katterheinrich with the invocation and Eagle Scout Leader Thomas Roberts, who presented the reading of the Scout oath.
"Dock Herren was an Eagle Scout and a chief with his order in his younger days and enjoyed helping out the Scouts for over 50 years," said Douglass.
It was announced during the program that a spring camporee will be held at Martins Fork Lake from March 26 to 28. There will be 12 troops from the Mount Laurel District attending. The event will be hosted by Troop 1178.