The Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, will hold its annual Sussex County Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Hyatt Place-Bay Center in Dewey Beach. This year the Boy Scouts will honor Ellen A. Bahtiarian, MD, and Gregory Bahtiarian, DO. The Bahtiarians have been part of the medical community in Sussex County since they both joined the medical staff at Beebe Medical Center in 1998, Greg in family practice and Ellen in radiology. Both currently serve as assistant chiefs of their departments, and each serve on several hospital committees.
The Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner is the annual opportunity for the community’s leadership to gather and celebrate the successes of the Boy Scouting program in the area. The dinner is built around recognizing a person who uses the character traits taught in Scouting to make our community a better place.
The event will draw more than 150 people to recognize the Bahtiarians for their service. The dinner will hopefully raise more than $30,000 to help support scouting programs and services. More than 10,000 youth are served by the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America annually. Special efforts are made to reach urban, rural, minority, handicapped, and underprivileged youths, who will benefit most from Scouting’s values-based programs.
Individual seats at the event are $100. Event sponsorships are still available. Registration can be found at www.dmvc.org/sussex2013. For more information contact the Boy Scouts at 443-523-7639.