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American Electric Power Foundation

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its utility operating units, including Appalachian Power. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable …

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BB&T Corporation/BB&T West Virginia Foundation

BB&T Corporation (Branch Banking and Trust Company) is one of the largest financial service holding companies in the U.S. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the bank operates more than 1,900 …

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Charles M. Pigott

Camp Omache, a facility of the Chief Seattle Council, had been closed for more than a decade when Charles Pigott took on the challenge of rebuilding and reopening the dilapidated …

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CONSOL Energy Inc.

CONSOL Energy, a publicly owned Canonsburg-based producer and exporter of high-BTU bituminous thermal coal, is one of the leading energy companies in the United States. Since the company was founded …

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Craig and Mary Fenneman

Craig E. Fenneman

Early leadership experiences as a Scout gave Craig Fenneman a confidence that has stayed with him through his life. Since then Craig has emerged as a servant leader with a …

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Dave Alexander

In his monograph, Dave Alexander shares how important it is to him to live his life according to Scout Oath, the Scout Law, and the Scout motto. He credits many …

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Douglas H. Dittrick

Douglas Dittrick exemplifies the Scout Oath and Scout Law, making it a part of his daily life. For Doug, this means volunteering his time, helping others, and leading by example …

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Edward H. and Jeanne Arnold

As advocates for Scouting, Ed and Jeanne Arnold have defined what it means to be a BSA philanthropist. They are inspired by Scouting’s ability to build character and develop leadership …

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Ernie L. Thrasher

With more than 40 years in the coal industry, it’s not too surprising that Ernie L. Thrasher became involved with the Summit Bechtel Reserve. After all, the site was mined …

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Frank and Marcia McAllister

When his Scoutmaster father hosted a troop meeting in the family backyard, then-4-year-old Frank McAllister thought that made him a Scout. While he didn’t officially become a Scout until age …

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Gene H. Yamagata

Growing up on an Idaho farm, Gene Yamagata never had the opportunity to join the Boy Scouts. Today, however, he is an enthusiastic supporter of Scouting. One aspect of Scouting …

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Gov. James C. Justice II

Jim Justice turned a love for his native West Virginia into an opportunity to serve its citizens as the state’s 36th governor. He credits his time in Scouting with teaching …

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Harold Hook/Hook Family Foundation

A Distinguished Eagle Scout, Harold Hook volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for decades. He was a national president of the BSA and a member of the National Executive …

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Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust

The first venue Scouts and visitors to the Summit Bechtel Reserve encounter is the J.W. and Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center. This beautiful venue is a testament to J.W. …

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J. Brett Harvey

Brett Harvey has a long history of dedication to the Boy Scouts of America. He achieved the rank of Life Scout and both of his sons reached the rank of …

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J. Willard Marriott Jr.

Bill Marriott credits Scouting with teaching him how to become a successful business leader, imparting to him the value of persistence. As he tells it, more than 70 years ago …

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Jack Furst

Jack Furst’s lifelong relationship with the Boy Scouts of America began when he joined the organization as a 7-year-old Cub Scout. His time as a member of historic Troop 1 …

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Jack Link

You’re probably familiar with the name Jack Link, but you’re not likely to be acquainted with the man who bears it. A born entrepreneur, Jack transformed his great-grandfather’s recipe for …

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James S. Turley

Jim Turley, the 37th national chair of the BSA, has been a Scouting volunteer at the local and national levels since 1994. Turley joined the BSA’s National Executive Board in …

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Joe Crafton

Joe Crafton lives by a mantra his father taught him as a child: “Takers eat better, but givers sleep better.” Joe sleeps well at night because he always pays it …

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John D. Harkey Jr.

Scouting was a natural fit for Eagle Scout John D. Harkey Jr. He has a love of adventure that Scouting enhanced. Today, John still possesses an adventurous spirit with activities …

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John D. Tickle

As a young Scout, John Tickle probably didn’t imagine that he would someday save a life when he was learning about “artificial respiration.” However, that was exactly what he did …

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John Gottschalk

In high school John Gottschalk received an “A+” on an English paper with a note from his teacher: “You can do better.” Confused by the message, John asked his father …

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Joseph “Si” and Eaton Brown

Joseph “Si” Brown has a passion for Scouting. In addition to his time as a Scout, Si has been an adult volunteer for more than 15 years. During that time …

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Lonnie C. Jr. and Carol Poole

A lifelong Scouter, Lonnie Poole has spent the majority of his life involved with the Boy Scouts of America. More than 50 years after achieving his Eagle Scout rank, Lonnie …

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Lyle R. and Toril Knight

Scouting is a large part of Lyle and Toril Knight’s life together and one they are proud to have passed down to their children and grandchildren. It’s a legacy embodied …

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Norman R. Augustine

A man of modest origin, Norm Augustine became one of the most influential figures in the history of the aerospace and defense industries. And it all started with the Cub …

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Paul and Muffy Christen

Paul Christen likes to say that he owes his life to Scouting, which is one of many reasons he and his late wife, Muffy, have been long-time Scouting supporters. On …

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Philip M. and Geda Condit

Philip Condit credits Scouting with developing the leadership skills that helped him become chairman and CEO of Boeing Co. While at Boeing, he was committed to nurturing leadership skills among …

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R. Doyle Parrish

Doyle Parrish’s father, Clifton, was known as “Toot” because of his avid cheering for his children and grandchildren during sporting events. Although Doyle “toots” in a different way, his voice is …

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Randall Stephenson

Randall Stephenson believes organizations must change and innovate to stay relevant. It’s a belief that guided his actions as Chairman and CEO of AT&T and while serving as the BSA’s …

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Ray and Deborah Dillon

Ray and Deborah Dillon’s Scouting involvement is all about family Scouting and the Scouting experiences they shared with their four children. All three of their sons—Jonathan, Gregory, and Robert—achieved the …

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Rex W. Tillerson

As a youth, Rex Tillerson’s summers were filled with Scouting experiences. These adventures taught him important life lessons such as the value of teamwork, how to lead, and, importantly, how …

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Richard H. Leet

For Richard Leet, Scouting’s values of honor and truthfulness were something to take seriously. As a result, he worked hard at Scouting throughout his life. That hard work meant that …

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Robert E. Murray/Murray Energy Corp.

Support for Scouting is something Robert E. Murray and his whole family can agree on. All three of his sons—Robert, Jonathan, and Ryan—were active in Scouting. In fact, Ryan achieved …

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Robert G. Cruickshank

Scouting has been a major part of Bob Cruickshank’s life since he joined Troop 14 in Springfield, Illinois in 1944. Bob went on to reach the rank of Eagle Scout …

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Sarah and Ross Perot Jr./The Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation

The Perot family harbors a rich tradition of achieving Scouting’s ultimate rank: Eagle Scout. Among the generations of Perot family Eagle Scouts are the late Ross Perot Sr., second generation …

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Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.

Distinguished Eagle Scout Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. credits the Boy Scouts of America with shaping his character in a way that allowed him to lead others throughout his life. A …

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Steven and Jamberlyn Antoline

When West Virginia native Steve Antoline was asked to organize service projects for Scouts attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, he graciously agreed. By the time the projects were completed, …

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T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich

One of the things Mike and Gillian Goodrich are most proud of is that all three of their sons earned the rank of Eagle Scout. And Mike is no slouch …

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Terrence P. Dunn

Terrence P. “Terry” Dunn has a lifelong association with Scouting, having been a both Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. Later, all three of his sons joined Scouting and two …

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Todd, Susan, Matthew, and Hilary Johnson

The Johnsons believe Scouting shares the values so important to their family:  Integrity and character. Todd and Susan’s firsthand appreciation of Scouting came through powerful experiences of their son Matthew’s …

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Trevor Rees-Jones/The Rees-Jones Foundation

Distinguished Eagle Scout Trevor Rees-Jones has an interesting claim to fame within Scouting. There is actually a Scout camp that bears his name—Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp of the Circle Ten …

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Walter Scott, Jr.

Walter Scott, Jr. and his late wife, Suzanne, were among the foundational philanthropists supporting development of the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Today, some of Summit Bechtel Reserve’s most significant venues honor …

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Wayne and Christine Perry

Wayne and Christine Perry are steadfast advocates of the Scouting movement because they have witnessed the program’s results within youth on every level from the Cub Scout pack through International …

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