RUMSON – The Twin Lights District of Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America will present two Monmouth County residents with the 2014 Eastern Monmouth Good Scout Award on Wednesday, June 18, during a special reception at the Salt Creek Grille in Rumson from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Community Good Scout recipient is Lynda Rose, president and chief operating officer of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Scouting Good Scout recipient is Donald R. Antenucci, Sr., Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 140 Middletown.
The Good Scout Award is presented annually to those who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America in their daily lives as outlined by the Boy Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for outstanding contributions to Scouting and/or service and leadership to their community.
Rose, originally from Rumson but now residing in Atlantic Highlands, has been a driving force in the local community for nearly 30 years. She has been an advocate for local businesses since first joining the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce in 1987. She has a passion for giving back to the local community and has volunteered for numerous organizations including the Red Bank Rotary, Kick Cancer Overboard, Aslan Youth Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Clean Ocean Action and the Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts. Currently, she serves on the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee to preserve and restore historic Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook.
Antenucci has been actively involved in Scouting for nearly four decades and has served as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 140 for the past 25 years. His outstanding leadership and dedication has helped to positively influence and shape the lives of hundreds of young people through the Scouting program. He serves on Monmouth Council’s Training Committee, Campmaster and Campbuilders staffs, and is a Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow. He is deeply connected to his local community and volunteers with the Vince Lombardi Council of the Knights of Columbus, Fairview Neighborhood Watch, and Middletown Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse.