Senator Tony Hwang Honored by CT Yankee Council and Boy Scouts of America for Youth Leadership

October 6, 2021

Sen. Tony Hwang will be recognized this Friday, October 8, 2021 at an awards ceremony by Connecticut Yankee Council and Boy Scouts of America with the Good Scout Award for exhibiting “leadership to help inspire a better community for future generations of young people.” 


Additional honorees are CT’s First Lady, Annie Lamont and Financial Journalist, Author and CEO Stacey Tisdale.


From the organizations, “The Good Scout Award celebrates and recognizes community leaders who exemplify the Boy Scouts of America’s ideals, values, character, and leadership.”


“We’re very honored to present the Good Scout Award to members of our community who embody the character, leadership and values of the Boy Scouts of America,” said Mark Kraus, Scout Executive / CEO, Connecticut Yankee Council. “This year’s recipients are extraordinary role models when it comes to a commitment to community and leadership. On behalf of the entire council and the young men and women in our troops, I wish you continued success and congratulate you.”


Sen. Tony Hwang shared, “I am extremely honored to receive this recognition from organizations who have provided so much inspiration and support to our young people in a world fraught with less productive uses of their time. My own values closely match the Connecticut Yankee Council and their parent organization focusing on public service and providing empowerment and aid to those in need. There are so many ways that one person can make a meaningful impact on their surrounding community, and the Boy Scouts provide opportunities for our youth to see and realize their potential at a pivotal time in their development. Leadership can start at a very young age, and the Connecticut Yankee Council proves that every day.”


For tickets to the event, please visit:


WHEN: Friday, October 8, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


WHERE: Holiday Inn

1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn.


MEDIA: Media are welcome to attend the event to capture b-roll. Interviews with Scout leaders and Good Scout recipients will be available. Please advise if attending to coordinate.


CONTACT: Derek Beere, Mason, Inc.
(860) 690-3252 (cell)

[email protected]   


About Connecticut Yankee Council

The Connecticut Yankee Council is the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, providing programs and services to more than 9,700 young people and 3,300 volunteers in Fairfield, New Haven and parts of Hartford counties of Connecticut.


About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit