SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – The Boy Scouts of America Mohegan Council’s 12 Point Grand Gala & Benefit Auction proved to be an exciting, fun-filled evening for all. The event honored 12 leaders nominated from throughout Central MA who each exemplify the 12 tenets of the Scout Law. These traits are Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent—and like a Scout, these individuals demonstrate these qualities in their daily lives and do so with humility and grace.
The honorees included Gail Carberry, Ed.D., President, Quinsigamond Community College, Brian K. Carroll, CLU, CPCU, President & CEO, Carroll Enterprises Inc., Anthony Consigli President, Consigli Construction Company, Jack Dutzar, M.D., President/CEO, Reliant Medical Group, Inc., Ted Goodnow CEO and Founder, Woodmeister Master Builders, Robert Johnson, Ph.D., President, Becker College, Sue Mailman, President, Coghlin Electrical Contractors and Network Services, Inc., Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk, Vice President Central/Western Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Jim Rushton, Senior Vice President Corporate Partnerships & Integrated Media, Miami Dolphins, Peter Stanton, CEO & Publisher, Worcester Business Journal, John L. Sullivan, M.D., Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Thomas J. Sullivan, Principal, Sullivan Garrity & Donnelly.
This year’s gala paid tribute to the honorees with a video montage of each honoree speaking on one tenet of the Scout Law. Whether he or she had had a background in Scouting, the theme illustrated these attributes are inherent in leaders who make a positive difference in business, community, and civic involvement.
Ted Coghlin, Eagle Scout Eric Grady, and Distinguished Eagle Scout Eric Schultz presided over the event which took on a festive turn when auctioneer Paul Zekos took the floor.
The live auction that ensued was a successful fundraising event for the Mohegan Council and according to board, Charles E. Thompson, “The money raised through the auction will help support the Scouting program as we move into 2012 with our initiative to reach more inner-city youth who would not traditionally gravitate toward Scouting. We believe there are many youngsters who would enjoy and benefit from the opportunities the program offers through outdoor adventure, skill training, exposure to vocational choices, and being part of a positive gang that provides engaged role models and the opportunity to belong.”
The 12 Points Grand Gala & Benefit Auction was sponsored by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Fidelity Bank, Peoples United Bank, Steve and Deb Barnes, UniBank, Fallon Community Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, and Consigli Construction Company, Inc. Also sponsoring this event were Commerce Bank & Trust Company, CSX Corporate Citizenship, Michael DiPierro, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Reliant Medical Group, Inc., Worcester State University Graduate School, and Bay State Savings Bank.
“We are most appreciative to those who support Scouting for the betterment of our youth,” said Thompson, “their investment will reap dividends for years to come.”
The BSA Mohegan Council serves over 5,000 youth and supports more than 1,800 registered adult volunteers in 30 communities within Central Massachusetts. To learn more about Scouting, visit
www.MoheganCouncilBSA.org or to find a pack or troop in your area visit www.BeAScout.org.