During his acceptance speech, Amedore said the principles of self-reliance and preparedness should not be underestimated and empower our youth.
"The Boy Scouts empower through self-reliance everydaywe cannot underestimate that," he said.
Additional honorees included Angelo Mazzone, Craineville Block, Curtis Lumber, Ellis Medicine, Apollo Heating, NBT Bank, Donald Zee PC and First Niagara Bank. Over $37,000 were raised by the event, going towards funding five camps, 23 Cub Scout packs with 900 Cub Scouts, and 20 Boy Scout troops with 500 Scouts through the 13 counties that make up the Twin Rivers Council. The funding will also go towards Scoutreach- a program that helps to outreach to inner-city youths who want to be scouts, a part of the mission of the scouts according to D'Ambrosio.
"The Council's mission is to allow every youth that wants to be a Scout to be able to be a Scout, and that's what we hope to accomplish," said D'Ambrosio.