Tuscarora Scouts hold fundraiser at Walnut Creek
By From staff reports
Published in News on March 10, 2011 1:46 PM
The Tuscarora Council, Boy Scouts of America recently held its Annual Friends of Scouting Dinner at the Walnut Creek Country Club.
More than 200 local Scouting supporters and local business men and community leaders were on hand to lend their support of the local Scouting program.
The Honorable Paul Newby, Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was the guest speaker for the event.
Newby, who is himself an Eagle Scout, talked about the tremendous support that the Scouts in North Carolina offered to the state last year during Scouting's Centennial Year.
Newby said that the Boy Scout councils across the state pledged to perform 100,000 hours of service to the state, 100 hours per county. He said he was very pleased to announce that the goal was far exceeded. Just few weeks ago, on Feb. 7, it was announced on the steps of the North Carolina Legislation Building in Raleigh that more than 300,000 hours of service were actually performed by the Scouts across the state during the year.
He added that Newby stated that in these economic times that was quite a service for the Scouts to perform for the communities across the state.
As a result of the evening the Tuscarora Council was able to raise more than $186,000 for local Scouting programs of the council.
Paul Martin Newby was born in Asheboro and brought up in Jamestown. He received his B.A. degree in Public Policy Studies (magna cum laude) from Duke University and law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law.
In 1985, Justice Newby was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in Raleigh where he served for over 19 years. He taught many courses for the United States Department of Justice and received the Crime Victims Fund Award.
Justice Newby serves as Scoutmaster Emeritus of Troop 11 and as a board member of Occoneechee Council in Raleigh. He is the recipient of the Heroism Award for rescuing nine people from a riptide and of the God and Service Award.
In 2010, Justice Newby was named Scouter of the Year for his coordination of Scouting's state-wide Report to the State, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Tuscarora Council covers four counties: Wayne, Duplin, Johnston and Sampson and serves more than 6,500 young people through its Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Exploring and Learning for life programs.
The council is member agency of the United Way of the Greater Triangle, the Sampson County United Way, and the Wayne County United Way.