Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Banquet

Talakto Scouters,
Tickets are now available at the Scout Office for the 2017 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Banquet, scheduled for Friday evening, 10 March, at the Jackson Center, starting at 6:00pm.  The address is 6001 Moquin Drive, Cummings Research Park, Huntsville, Alabama.  
The event is to honor worthy individuals, especially those within our local community and the North Alabama vicinity who have best promoted the ideals of the late Urban League President, Whitney M. Young, Jr., in bringing the values of scouting to rural and urban youth. The awardees are as follows:
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award: 
  • Dr. Rich Goodwin
  • 1SG (ret.) Ernest Smith
  • Mr. Leroy Cole
  • Mr. Anthony Briggins
Community Service Awards:
  • Dr. Dorothy Huston
  • Mrs. Lynn Sevigny
  • Mr. Larry Gist
  • Mr. Curtis Lane
  • Mr. Bryant Smith
We have confirmed MG Allan Elliott, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, as our guest speaker. Our past military guest speakers have always enjoyed speaking and interfacing with the scouts and their volunteer leaders. We are excited about this year’s activities as well.  
Please mark your calendars for this great event and get your ticket at the Scout Office before Friday, 3 March 2017.  Tickets are $30 each.  Thanks much for your support to this event as we recognize these noteworthy award recipients.
Jim Charlton
Talakto District Commissioner
WMY, Jr. Banquet Committee