Knox Trail Council to celebrate
Eagle Scout centennial

Event to feature acting National Guard head Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice

Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
White Lodge - Nobscot Scout Reservation

 FRAMINGHAM – The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Committee of the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be hosting the 2012 Convocation of Eagles to celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award on Saturday, September 15. Keynote speaker Major General L. Scott Rice, the Acting Adjutant General of the Massachusetts National Guard and an Eagle Scout, will reflect on how reaching the pinnacle of Scouting shaped his life and influenced his career.

Open to all Eagle Scouts, the event will be held in White Lodge at Nobscot Scout Reservation, located at 1 Nobscot Road in Sudbury. Registration and networking will commence at 6:00 p.m. followed by a formal program, including remarks by Maj. Gen. Rice, at 7:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are no cost for Eagle Scouts and their guests.

Attendees are asked to RSVP before September 8th by e-mailing ktcnesa@gmail.com or calling (508) 572-1433.

Major General Rice was elevated to the post of Acting Adjutant General in the spring of 2012 by Governor Deval Patrick who stated, “General Rice is a highly decorated and experienced leader, who has shown bravery commanding critical air missions around the globe.” He currently serves as the commander of Massachusetts Air National Guard and as the Air National Guard assistant to the commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe.

In 1989, Rice joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard, 104th Fighter Wing to fly the A-10 Thunderbolt II, serving as fighter squadron commander and operations group commander. He has deployed during numerous Air Force operational conflicts, including: Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait and Iraq. Rice has also served as an Air Force commander in Kuwait, Jordan, Oman and Pakistan.

Major General Rice’s biography is available at www.ng.mil/ngbgomo/library/bio/2007.htm.

About The Eagle Scout Award

The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Eagle Scouts are held to a higher standard of values and are committed to a life of service. Eagle Scouts maintain this designation for life. The first Eagle Scout award was granted on Labor Day 1912 to Arthur Eldred of Long Island, New York.

About the Knox Trail Council NESA Committee

The Knox Trail Council NESA Committee is a group of Eagle Scouts, appointed by the Knox Trail Council President, who work in conjunction with the National Eagle Scout Association to serve Eagle Scouts located within the 21 communities of the Knox Trail Council and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting.

About the Knox Trail Council 

The Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America delivers the Boy Scouting program to youth within 21 communities of the MetroWest area. The Boy Scouting program serves youth from first grade through age 20 in the areas of outdoor skills, personal fitness, leadership, and lifelong ethical values.



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