Ellicott City, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball was presented the Good Scout Award from the National Pike District of Boy Scouts of America on February 9, 2021. The Good Scout Award is presented to those who exem-
plify, in their daily lives, the values and ideals of the Boy Scouts of America, which are expressed in the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
“Scouting bring opportunities to children that last a lifetime, and a work ethic that reverberates throughout generations,” said Ball. “To receive this honor in this time, is not only momentous to me because of the hard work our team has been doing, but as a former scout, my first leadership opportunity was to be a den chief, and now 30 years later to receive this award is something I will always cherish. Howard County is lucky to have such a dedicated and impactful group looking out for our community, who quite simply make Howard County better for all.”
In 2020, over 3,000 scouts participated in Scouting programs in Howard County, with 101 young people earning Eagle Scout and totaling more than 16,000 hours of community service. This year, the Boys Scouts of America celebrated the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. The Baltimore Area Council is one of the leading Council’s in the nation with 14 young women a part of the inaugural class, and six being from Howard County.
“Scouting’s success for over a century has been because of our partnerships with local business and community organizations,” said Kenn Miller, Scout Executive and CEO for the Baltimore Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.
“We are truly blessed to have the support of community leaders. Congratulations to Calvin on being recognized with the Howard County Good Scout Award and thank you for your support of Scouting in Howard County.” “Calvin, for your dedication and service to the community, for your efforts to help all youth everywhere, for the respect held for you by the citizens of Howard County, and on behalf of all your friends and colleagues, the Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in declaring you the 2020 Howard County Good Scout,” said Steve Breeden, 2019 Howard County Good Scout awardee.