Recipients of the 2011 Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Rivers Council are (left to right):  David A. Director, president of CT Lighting Centers, Norman A. Needleman, CEO Tower Laboratories, Inc. and Michael J. DiPiro, Life Scout Sam Clark,15, Troop 16 chartered by Third Congregational Church in Middletown, Teresa J. Opalacz, Michael A. Sokolowski, and Welles R. Guilmartin from Guilmartin DiPiro Sokolowski, LLC.

The 15th annual Good Scout Award Reception, held Tuesday, June 28th and hosted by the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts, honored two businesspeople, one local business, and a local boy scout for their commitments to the community.  A committee of community members and past award recipients choose the winners of the award, explained BSA District Executive Justin Trzaskos.

This year, David Director, owner and president of Connecticut Lighting Centers received the Good Scout Award, an award given to community members, businesses and Boy Scouts for outstanding commitment to their community.

The two Good Scout Awards went to David Director, President at Connecticut Lighting Centers, and Norman Needleman, founder and CEO of Tower Laboratories.  The Community Service Award went to the accounting firm Guilmartin DiPiro and Sokoloski from Middltown, CT.  The Good Scout Youth Leadership Award was given to Samuel Clark, 15, of Middletown, CT.

David Director is a corporator of Middlesex Community College and Middlesex Hospital, and co-chairs the Rushford Center’s Gold Tournament. Director also serves on numerous local boards, including Liberty Bank, the Rushford Center, Middlesex United Way, Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, the Quinnipiac University Business School Advisory Board and the Middlesex County Community Foundation.

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