Boy Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary, Host Dinner to Honor Community Leaders

MELBOURNE, FLA. – In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of Scouting, the Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America will honor Adrian Laffitte of Lockheed-Martin and Sheriff Jack Parker at the council’s annual Golden Eagle Dinner Feb. 16. A reception starts at 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Dr. Anthony Catanese, president of Florida Institute of Technology, is the volunteer chairman for the Golden Eagle Dinner. He says, “The mission of the Boy Scouts is to instill values in young people, so they can make ethical decisions later in life. Thousands upon thousands of young people in Brevard County have benefited from the character education and outdoor opportunities provided by Scouting. The 100th Anniversary of this critically relevant organization is reason to celebrate.”

The Golden Eagle Dinner, Brevard County Boy Scouting’s premier fundraising event, is set for the Radisson Resort in Port Canaveral.

Dr. Catanese adds, “We are proud to recognize these two men at this year’s Golden Eagle Dinner. Both have a strong commitment to youth, our community and to Scouting. This event will honor their years of service to our community.”

The Scouting program in Brevard County serves more than 3,700 registered Scouts and more than 1,570 adult volunteers. Scouting has programs for boys, ages 7 to 20, and for girls, ages 14 to 20.

For more information about attending or supporting the Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner, contact the council’s field director Kevin Litt at
(321) 917-0097 or via e-mail at

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