Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Dinner




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Nine years ago, we began the tradition of honoring local Chicagoans who would have made Mr. Whitney M. Young, Jr. proud of their service to the African American community. Along the way, your support of this event has allowed us to dedicate special funding to provide a Scouting program in the inner-city where family structure and economic conditions are deeply strained.

In a time where Chicago’s violence is shattering records, the need for your support is even greater. Help us ensure Scouting is an option for our youth during these turbulent times by joining us to celebrate this year’s honorees.



It is with great pride that we announce this year’s class of Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award recipients.



We would like to send special thanks to those who make this event possible.

Augustus Cage
Cage Memorial Chapels Ltd.
Co-General Chair

LaShawn K. Ford
Illinois State Representative
8th Legistrative District
Co-General Chair

Sean P. Murphy
SP Murphy Inc.
Co-General Chair

Malik. S Nevels J.D.
Safer Foundation

Tanya Patton

David Persons
Residential Hospice Services, Inc.

Otis Pope
Redel Rentals
Cynthia Powers
Powers & Sons Construction

Dr. Ronald J. Temple

The Center for Global &
International Education


Bill Williams
Meetings Consultant

Leslie Jackson

Nancy McKeever

Pauline Montgomery

Lou Sandoval
Karma Yacht Sales

Cate Readling
Park District of Oak Park

Juanita Temple J.D.

Audrey Tuggle

The Pathway to Adventure Council has created an initiative targeted at addressing Chicagoland’s most pressing issues of Restoring the Village. Positive community leaders deliver the Scouting program to youth in areas where Scouting has been absent for many years. Leaders encourage young people to see life differently and guide them to develop critical life skills through outdoor adventure and positive adult mentorship.
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Scouting partnered with prominent graduate-chapter fraternity Phi Beta Sigma to help fill the gap in positive adult leadership. 

Chicago Housing Authority Explorer Scouts at camp with Chicago police and fire department leaders


Pathway to Adventure Council provides the nation’s foremost youth program for character development and values-based leadership training to more than 23,000 youth from kindergarten through high school in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Over 8,000 adult volunteer leaders deliver Scouting’s impactful programs to help young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” Last year, local Scouts and adult volunteers provided 206,000 hours of community service valued at $4.7 million.

Proceeds from this dinner will support the infrastructure, programming, and resources needed to bring the quality Scouting programs listed below to youth in our communities who need it most.

 Lion is a Boy Scouts of America program that is designed to introduce kindergarten-age boys and their families to the fun of Scouting. Lions is not a sibling only program—we want to spread this new opportunity far and wide for other boys to join. It’s also a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime and build a stronger family while you enjoy the Scouting program with other families.

 Cub Scouts is designed for boys in 1 - 5th grade, but this program really involves the whole family as parents pitch in to plan and deliver activities. Cub Scouting is an affirmative and fun-focused program.

 Boy Scouts is a year-round program for boys who are in the 6th grade or are 11 years old and older. The program offers character development, citizenship, personal fitness and training for youth. This program instills traditional values in coordination with adult interaction and an exciting outdoor program.

 Venturing is a co-ed program for young adults ages 13-20. Venturers discover a world of excitement, full of heart-pounding adventure and new experiences, while they develop a lifestyle of genuine friendship and caring for others.

 Sea Scouts is a specialized program organized to incorporate boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scout units, called “ships,” focus on sailing and cruising either sailboats, power vessels, or paddle sports.

 STEM Scouts is a coed program for youth in elementary, middle and high school. Using experiential activities and interaction with STEM professionals, the goal of the STEM Scouts program is to help young people grow in character and skills as they explore their curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and math.

 Exploring is a unique career-exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields.


Title Sponsor $25,000
• Two tables of 10
• Full-page advertisement in program
• Company logo on prominent event banner

Gold Sponsor $10,000
• Two tables of 10
• Full-page advertisement in program

Silver Sponsor $7,500
• One table of 10
• Full-page advertisement in program

Bronze Sponsor $5,000
• One table of 10
• Half-page advertisement in program

Jamboree Sponsor $2,500
• One table of 10
• Recognition in program

Eagle Sponsor $1,000
• Two tickets
• Recognition in program

Individual Ticket $200

Boy Scouts of America, Pathway to Adventure Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


The deadline for submission of all program book advertisements and company logos for banners is October 16, 2017.

Questions and ad placements can be directed to Dwayne Hunter at Dwayne.Hunter@Scouting.org or 312-421-8800 x 242.