The Distinguished Citizens Award

This award is presented annually by the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council to individual community leaders who provide outstanding civic service to adults and/or youth in the community.Those who receive the award are not necessarily Boy Scout volunteers, but rather individuals that personify what the Boy Scouts of America stand for-good citizenship, outstanding moral fiber with a dedication to others, and for living their lives by the Scout Oath and Law.

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is coming together to honor Mr. Richard Gonzmart and his family with the Distinguished Citizen Award. The fourth-generation “caretaker” of the Columbia Restaurant Group, Richard Gonzmart has been named as part of more than 100 awards.

To read more about our Honoree, Richard Gonzmart, click here.

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is proud to present the 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Mr. Lonnie Bedwell as special guest speaker. To learn more about Mr. Bedwell’s story, click here

Thank you to our Title Sponsor: 

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council also thanks and

recognizes our *Principal Leaders for their support:

*The Principal Leaders campaign recognizes donors that support annual operations of the Scouting
Program in the Greater Tampa Bay Area with a gift of $10,000 or more

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