Scout Day returns to Kauffman Stadium later this month on Sunday, April 29. But before the Royals face off with the White Sox, our Distinguished Eagle Scouts will take the field. The presentation of the Ewing M. Kauffman Distinguished Eagle Scout Award is a Scout Day tradition that honors adult Eagle Scouts for their positive contributions to the Kansas City community. This year’s recipients will be recognized on the field just prior to first pitch.
Scott Boswell is the President and CEO of the West Region of The Commerce Trust Company. He served as Council President for the Heart of America Council from 2015-2016 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Area 5, Central Region of the BSA. Scott earned his Eagle Scout award in the Greater St. Louis Council with Troop 96.
Casey Halsey is the Chief Legal Officer of JE Dunn Construction Group, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for JE Dunn Northwest Inc. in Portland, Oregon. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Heart of America Council as Properties Committee Chairman. Casey earned his Eagle Scout award as a member of Troop 69 in Topeka, Kansas.
Dr. Gus Wetzel, MD is a General Surgeon in Clinton, Missouri at Golden Valley Memorial Medical Clinic and Golden Valley Medical Center. He currently serves as President of the Board at the University of Central Missouri. He has been a member of the Clinton Rotary Club for 40 years and was Mayor of Clinton, MO when it was recognized as an All American City in 2000. Gus earned his Eagle Scout award as a member of Troop 435 in Clinton, Missouri.
The Heart of America Council established the Ewing M. Kauffman Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in cooperation with the Kauffman Foundation in 2010. The award recognizes adult Eagle Scouts who have excelled in their careers and have provided exemplary service to their community within the Heart of America Council territory. Ewing M. Kauffman earned his Eagle badge in 1932 as a member of Boy Scout Troop and Ship 100 at Faxon School in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Kauffman was active in Scouting throughout his life.