SOURCE: Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America

October 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Boy Scouts of America Announces Recipients of 2014 Man and Woman of the Year Award

Henry Guy and Deborah Nettune Sittig Selected for Dedication to Improving the Lives of Others in Community

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2014) - The Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce this year's Man and Woman of the Year Awards recipients, Henry Guy and Deborah Nettune Sittig. The awards will be presented at the organization's "An Evening in Venice" on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, NJ.

Deborah Nettune Sittig, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Green Room Communications, will be recognized for her work as Founder and President of Soft Bones: The US Hypophosphatasia Foundation. Under her leadership, Soft Bones has raised awareness for hypophosphatasia (HPP), a rare, inherited metabolic bone disease, around the world, including advocating in Washington D.C. for HPP to receive the policy recognition and research funding it deserves.

"The Boy Scouts do an extraordinary job of making members feel like they are a part of something bigger. Scouting provides a sense of belonging while teaching important morals and values," says Nettune Sittig. "When my son was diagnosed with hypophosphatasia, an ultra rare bone disease, we witnessed firsthand how these skills can come to life and benefit our society which led us to start Soft Bones, the U.S. Hypophospatasia Foundation."

Henry Guy, President & CEO of Modern Holdings Incorporated, is to be recognized for his leadership and service, both in business and as a citizen of his community. 

"To receive this award from the Boy Scouts, an organization that I have so much respect and admiration for, means a great deal to me," says Guy. "The Boy Scouts mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes is more relevant and necessary today than ever before. I am proud to support this organization and pay tribute to the positive impact the Boy Scouts has on the lives of so many of our nation's boys and young men."

The awards recognize individuals who embody a commitment to service and advancing the lives of others. "These individuals exemplify the standards of the Boy Scouts," says Joseph A. Gonnella, Chief Development Officer of the Boy Scouts of America. "Deborah and Henry have directed their innovation and leadership abilities toward building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society."

About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 4.1 million youth between the ages of seven and 20, with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the BSA is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting movement is composed of 1.2 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation's leading youth-service organization.

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