2012 EAGLE SCOUT RECOGNITION DINNER
On behalf of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, it is our honor to invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner to be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Garden Grove, where we will recognize the accomplishments of the class of 2011 Eagle Scouts, Quartermasters and Venturing Silver Award recipients…666 outstanding young men and women. Community leaders, Scouters, Unit Leaders, family members and guests are all invited to attend this marquee event. Please see the enclosed sign-up form for more information about how you may participate as an Eagle Sponsor/Mentor for the evening.
“ATTITUDE OVER ALTITUDE!”
WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EAGLE SCOUT, MIKE GIBBONS
Our keynote speaker for this very special evening is Eagle Scout, Mike Gibbons, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 778 in the Portola District. Mike made local and national headlines back in May of 2011 when he summited Mt. Everest. The author of “Attitude over Altitude”, Mike’s summit was anything but typical. At 22,000 up the side of Everest a snow bridge broke beneath him and he found himself hanging from a rope 20 feet deep into a crevasse with damage to his arm and back. The next step—descending the dangerous Khumbu Ice Fall with only one usable arm, to be helicopter evacuated off the mountain. However, this wasn’t the end of Mike’s summit story. After coming back to Orange County for medical treatment, Mike found the courage and mustered the tenacity to return to Everest to start all over again on his quest to summit the tallest point on the planet…Mt. Everest, the granddaddy of them all at 29,035 feet.
Mike will be sharing his compelling Mt. Everest story as well as his extraordinary list of other trekking triumphs, including Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (19,340 ft.), Mt Shasta in California (14,162 ft.), Mt. Elbrus in Russia (18,481 ft.), Mt. Whitney in California (14,498 ft.), Mt. McKinley/Denali in Alaska (20,320 ft.), Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica (16,067 ft.), Mt. Rainier in Washington (14,410 ft.), Mt Aconcagua in Australia (7,310 ft.), The Matterhorn in Switzerland (14,687 ft.) and Mt Carstenz Pyramid in Indonesia (16,023 ft.). He is one of only 125 people in history to have climbed to the top of the eight highest peaks in the world in each of seven continents. With degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities, the owner of a successful equity investment business, and a rich Scouting background Mike’s story will much more than summer vacation travelogue.
Please join us for this amazing evening of celebration and inspiration. You can fill out the attached registration form and return it to the council office via Marty Cutrone at email@example.com. Or if you have any questions, call (714) 546-4990 ext. 143.
I would like to invite you to join us in recognizing the extraordinary achievements of these gifted Scouts by sponsoring (hosting) an Eagle Scout, Quartermaster or Venturing Silver recipient at the dinner. You may also consider contributing financially to this very special evening as an event sponsor to help underwrite the event costs. (Click here for Sponsor Form)
By supporting this event you and your company align yourselves with the very brightest and best of the Boy Scouts of America, the most successful youth leadership development organization in the world. Enclosed with this letter is a sponsor form with details about the various sponsorship levels and advertising opportunities available. Please consider joining us as an Eagle Scout or event sponsor at this marquee event. With your event sponsorship you will receive priority seating and your company name/logo will be advertised during the audio-visual portion of the program. Your company will also be provided advertising space with a congratulatory message in the commemorative program that will be provided to each dinner attendee.
Please accept my personal thanks for considering this very special opportunity to provide a celebratory and memorable evening for these very deserving young men and women. Your support will not only make a difference in our 2012 event, it will also allow us to continue recognizing the accomplishments of motivated Scouts who will achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, Quartermaster or Venturing Silver Award in the future.
If you have any questions about the Eagle Scout dinner please email Marty Cutrone or call at (714) 546-4990 ext. 143.
Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner Chairman