For representing the values of Boy Scouting, radio talk show
commentator Dennis Prager will be honored at the Good Turn Award
Recognition Dinner on Oct. 16 at the Hilton Glendale.
Prager will be presented with a bronze statue of a Scout helping a
senior citizen cross the street, said Andrew Messer, executive
director of the Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council. It’s a
figure the Boy Scouts have used since it began in the United States
in 1910, depicting their motto, “Do a Good Turn Daily.”
“The reason our volunteer committee chose Dennis Prager is because
he’s one of the best public figures of the day, who truly represents
the values that scouting teaches found in the 12 points of the Scout
oath and law,” Messer said.
Some of those values are being trustworthy, helpful, courteous,
kind and reverent.
Prager is an author, lecturer, teacher and theologian with a
nationally syndicated radio talk show originating from Glendale on
Last year, the award was presented to Supervisor Michael
Antonovich. Other awardees have been Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope and
Antonovich is an honorary chairman along with Keith Swaner, a past
president of the Verdugo Hills Council, and board member Irshad
Funds raised go to operating expenses and programs and to
maintenance of Camp Verdugo Oaks, which is north of Lake Castaic. The
Verdugo Hills Council supports 6,000 youngsters in Burbank,
Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta with its $1-million
Tickets are $100 per person, For reservations, call the
headquarters at 243-6282, ext. 117. Social time begins at 6 p.m. The
Hilton Glendale is at 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale.
The council is also sponsoring its annual golf tournament Monday
at the Porter Valley Ranch Country Club in Northridge. The fee to
play is $250 per person. Participants can register beginning at 9
a.m. at the course the day of the event.
The Big Strike Auction is planned for March 20 at the Hilton
Glendale. It is the auction’s 30th anniversary.