The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) has awarded U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. The Greater Cleveland Council of the BSA announced the honor at a Service Award luncheon in Cleveland. The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, which awardees are eligible to receive a minimum of 25 years after they become Eagle Scouts, recognizes Eagle Scouts with strong records of community service who have excelled and received national recognition in their field. Brown was nominated by Bill Garrison, a Lyndhurst resident and Eagle Scout, who volunteers with the BSA.
“Eagle Scouts strive to give back to their communities through service and volunteerism,” said Brown. “I look forward to watching Ohio’s young Eagle Scouts become the next generation of leaders. As an Eagle Scout myself, I’m particularly grateful to Bill Garrison and the Greater Cleveland Council of the Boy Scouts of America for this great honor.”
The Eagle Scout award is the highest ranked award a Boy Scout can earn. Eagle Scouts must demonstrate outstanding performance of the goals of Scouting: citizenship, character, and personal fitness.
Brown became an Eagle Scout in 1967 and received his Eagle Scout badge in a ceremony attended by U.S. Sen. John Glenn in 1969. Glenn later escorted Brown for his Senate swearing-in in 2007 and 2013.