Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Celebrates Central Florida Scouts at Golden Eagle Dinner
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently joined community leaders at the 2018 Metro Orlando Golden Eagle Dinner at the Amway Center. The annual event is hosted by the Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America and serves as the organization’s signature fundraising event.
Mayor Jacobs has attended the Golden Eagle Dinner every year since being elected as Mayor in 2010.
“For more than a century the Boy Scouts have prepared upcoming generations to make ethical and moral choices.” Mayor Jacobs said. “What our young people learn from scouting is the spirit of adventure, the value of conserving our environment, and a sense compassion, personal responsibility and optimism. The Golden Eagle dinner celebrates the growth and achievement of Central Florida’s Boy Scouts, as well as the lifelong commitment to community service and self-discipline that each Boy Scout makes.”
This year’s Metro Orlando Golden Eagle Dinner theme highlighted how scouting and heroism go hand-in-hand and the impact of boy scouts in Orange County, statewide and nationally. During the event, the Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America recognized the contributions of Central Florida community leader Harvey Massey.
In Central Florida, the scouts serve more than 22,000 families, including 6,500 registered volunteers. Since last year’s Golden Eagle Dinner, 429 young men have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, contributing more than 75,000 hours of community service. Additionally, the Central Florida boy scouts also collected more than 490,000 pounds of food to distribute to families in need.
Photo Caption: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs attends the annual Orlando Golden Eagle Dinner at the Amway Center on April 17 to celebrate scouts and local “heroes” in the community.