September 24, 2015
The Distinguished Family Award Dinner is an opportunity to honor an individual for making a distinct difference in the fabric of the greater Houston area.
The 2015 dinner will honor the Frank D. Tsuru family.
Proceeds benefit the many youth development programs of the Sam Houston Area Council. The dinner highlights how our urban Scouting program provides a positive alternative to develop values and life skills in young people facing difficult socio-economic conditions.
View the 2015 invitation.
Check out our pictures from the 2014 Centennial Gala.
Sponsor the Dinner
||Four table sponsorships (40 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, recognition from stage and name/logo included in both the Houston Business Journal event promotion and the event video
||Three table sponsorships (30 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, and name/logo included in both the Houston Business Journal event promotion and the event video
||Two table sponsorships (20 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, name/logo included in the event video
||One table sponsorship (10 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, name/logo included in the event video
||One table sponsorship (10 places), valet parking, name listed in the invitation and program, name/logo recognized in the event video
||Four seats at the dinner, valet parking, and name listed in the program
Distinguished Family Award - Recognizing Extraordinary Families
Award Description: Established by the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America in 1995, the Distinguished Family Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership and participating citizenship of families. Prior to 2005 the award recognized a distinguished citizen. Honoring members and leaders of distinguished families delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The contributions of Distinguished Families to their communities serve as guideposts to inspire our youth and others to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.
For 100 years, the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has provided young people with character-development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self.
The proceeds of this event help provide Scouting to nearly 50,000 youth in the greater Houston area. Over 10,000 of these youth members live in at-risk communities and are economically challenged.
Purpose: To honor an outstanding family, provide revenue to support the programs of the Sam Houston Area Council and to market Scouting to the community.
Venue & Timeframe: The date and venue of the event is coordinated with the family being honored. The preferred time frame for this event is March 1st – May 15th of each year.
Selection of Honorees: Past honorees of this award assist in the selection of future honorees.
2014 – Celebration of a Century of Service – The Council Centennial Gala
2013 - The Walter Family
2012 - The Walker Family
2011 - The Tellepsen Family
2010 - The Centennial Celebration – BSA Centennial
2009 - The Cockrell Family
2008 - The Strake Family
2007 - The Simmons Family
2006 - The Tillerson Family
2005 - The Weekley Family
2004 - Walter E. Johnson
2003 - Robert C. McNair
2002 - Jon L. Thompson
2001 - Bobby S. Shackouls
2000 - Robert J. Allison, Jr.
1999 - Victor G. Beghini
1998 - C. Jim Stewart, II
1997 - Richard J. V. (Dick) Johnson
1996 - Mayor Bob and Elyse Lanier
1995 - President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush
1994 - Harold S. Hook