UTICA -- The Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council held its fourth annual Leadership Dinner Wednesday.
The dinner shines a light on the leadership and character development that Boy Scouts provides to the youth. Boy Scouts reps say 240 people attended the leadership dinner, which aims to honor those who represent the scout mission to mold young leaders in the community.
The event began with the eagle scout community service project and ended with a dinner where awards were presented to two honorees, Eve Van de Wal and Harold "Tom" Clark Jr. The community leadership award is given to those who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America. Van de Wal is the first woman to receive this award.
The Leatherstocking Council, which is the local chapter of the Boy Scouts, serves nearly 4,000 children throughout the Mohawk Valley region.