The Boy Scouts of America, Los Angeles Area Council, presented Boeing Chairman and CEO Phil Condit with its Aerospace Industry Distinguished Good Scout Award yesterday in Los Angeles. He was recognized with the award for his volunteer efforts in the community and in scouting programs.
Alton Brann, CEO of UNOVA Corp. and chairman of the Los Angeles Area council, said, "We salute Phil Condit for his life-long commitment to the Scout oath and law, and especially for his integrity, quality and leadership in the community."
Condit said, "I believe kids can learn from scouting: inner-city kids, poor kids, immigrant kids and disadvantaged kids who need a little extra help; help such as the Urban Emphasis After School Scouting Program here in the Los Angeles area."
Urban Emphasis supports programs for youth in the Los Angeles area by paying for troop leaders and locations for meetings, such as schools, housing projects and community centers. In addition to weekly meetings, all Urban Emphasis programs include a field trip or camping component once a month and a weeklong summer camp experience. The vast majority of children have never been outside their immediate neighborhoods.
Condit added, "Scouting offers an opportunity like no other. I believe theres never been a better time to make sure youngsters have something good to learn; something like scouting."