The 2017 Jacksonville American Values Dinner benefitting the Boy Scouts of America® North Florida Council will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by the dinner program at 7 p.m. The event honors Chairman A. Dano Davis and Vice President of Endowment Rob Heekin.
“We are so excited to honor great community pillars like Mr. Davis and Mr. Heekin,” said Patrick Linfors, director of field service for the Boy Scouts of America. “Their legacies of leadership in this community are stellar examples to the 13,000 young people served by Scouting in North Florida.”
Mac Holley, principal at Heritage Capital Group, is the dinner chairman for the night and the co-chairman is Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams. The Master of Ceremonies is John Bachman from Action News Jax.
“The American Values Dinner recognizes great people who bring great things to Scouting,” said Mike White, executive board member of the Boy Scouts of America® North Florida Council. “It is even more important in these times to make sure that our youth are exposed to these values that will help them become our future leaders of tomorrow.”
Last year, $430,000 was raised for the Boy Scouts of America and they hope to exceed that number at this year’s event. The funds raised will help make the Scouting program available to the youth of Northeast Florida and continue the Scouting mission “to instill values in young people.”