Several community leaders honored at boy scouts luncheon
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
Last week, the Boy Scouts of American Black Warrior Council held its Whitney M. Young Junior Service Awards Luncheon at the Tuscaloosa River Market.
<p>Dr. Charles Nash is a board member of the Black Warrior Council and said the group’s goal is to ensure every child that wants to be a scout has the opportunity to.</p>
<p>“We call it scout reach because we reach out to young boys and girls who typically don’t have access to what we call traditional scouting,” said Nash. “These are young people who are sometimes economically disadvantaged. They live in rural communities sometimes and are children who come from families that cannot provide the kind of support that ordinary or traditional scouting provides.”</p>
<p>Those honored at the luncheon include <a href=”https://labor.alabama.gov”>Alabama Labor</a> Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, both <a href=”https://www.ymcatuscaloosa.org”>Tuscaloosa YMCA Clubs</a>, <a href=”https://nhchc.org/whatley-health-services-inc/”>Maude Whatley Health Services</a> and <a href=”https://www.dchsystem.com”>DCH Health Systems</a>.</p><p>The luncheon raised a total of nearly $19,000 thanks to several donors.</p>