PRESTIGIOUS SILVER BUFFALO AWARD AWARDED TO GEORGE N. BOULUKOS FROM THE NATIONAL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The Silver Buffalo Award is the pinnacle of achievement award that is given to recognize the extraordinary commitment to scouting and to youth by the National Boy Scouts of America. This year, George N. Boulukos, has been given this award. Which is scouting’s highest commendation of the invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans like George make to youth.
George N. Boulukos has been a lifelong Boy Scout, working tirelessly to promote the goals and objectives of the Boy Scouts of America. He was born and raised in Merrick, and resides with his family in Freeport, NY. George has served the Boy Scout program on many levels, and working within his community and throughout the United States on district, national and international programs and activities. In recognition of his sixty years of service, the National Court of Honor and the National Executive Board selected him to receive the Silver Buffalo Award for all he has done for Scouting and the youth of America.
Created in l925, the first Silver Buffalo Award was conferred upon Lord Robert Baden-Power, founder of the Scouting Movements and Chief Scout of the World. Some other well known recipients include Charles A. Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacher, James A. Lovell, Jr., John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Norman Rockwell, Charles M. Schultz, Walt Disney, Hank Aaron, Vince Lombardi, Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, Marian Anderson, Irving Berlin, Art Linkletter, Carlos P. Romulo, Dr. Ralph Bunch, Marian Wright Edelman, H. Ross Perot, J. W. Marriott, General Colin L. Powell, Bill Gates and l4 presidents of the United States.
The Award was presented at the National Annual Meeting, held at Grapevine, Texas, in appreciation for his years of exceptional service to youth. It is the culmination of many other awards that George has received over the years, including the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and the Silver Antelope.
George is the first Greek American to receive this prestigious award. He has been Chairman of the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting, which includes all the Orthodox units in the United States. He is Co Founder of Desmos, which is the international organization of Eastern Orthodox Christian Scouts.
His love of scouting and his dedication makes one readily say “Axios”, as the Greeks say, meaning “Worthy”.