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Major General Partners with Scouts to Honor Community Leaders

Major General Adolph McQueen.
Photo courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.

By Brandon Kathman

Major General Adolph McQueen will join Scouting’s Michigan Crossroads Council as a keynote speaker at the 2022 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Dinner on Dec. 6 in Saginaw.


The banquet will be held at the Horizons Conference Center at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
During the gala, the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award will be presented to three outstanding citizens:
Shandelier Yarn of Victorious Believers Ministry, Dante Davis of Saginaw S.T.E.M., and Rob Brown of First Ward Community Center. The award recognizes outstanding service by an adult or an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of opportunities for urban youth.


“All of those who attend the event will directly support a community inclusion program for at-risk youth in the Saginaw area called ScoutReach,” Eric Curtis, senior development director for the Boy Scouts of America, said. “This program empowers more than 600 of Saginaw’s urban youth to share in the merits of traditional Scouting.”

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Whitney Young Jr. Awards at the 2019 banquet.
Photo courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.


McQueen joins the event after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Curtis, McQueen is a welcome addition to the program, as his years of service complement the core values of the Scouting movement.


McQueen served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support of the United Sates Army North (Fifth Army), after previously serving as the Deputy Commanding General for Detention Operations and as the Provost Marshal General for United States Forces – Iraq. He retired in 2013.

A flag detail of Saginaw Scouts performs the opening ceremony at the 2019 banquet.
Photo courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.

“Mentors prepare their Scouts to be responsible citizens while learning about principles and causes beyond themselves,” Curtis said. “Your support helps build self-esteem, core values and character development in our children.”


For additional information on sponsorships, or to register for the dinner, contact Curtis at 989-274-0975
or eric.curtis@scouting.org.

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