Scout Day returns to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, April 16. But before the Royals face off with the Braves, our Distinguished Eagle Scouts will take the field! The presentation of the Ewing M. Kauffman Distinguished Eagle Scout Award is a Scout Day at the K 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.
Dave Johnson became an Eagle Scout in 1969 as a member of Troop 314 in Kansas City. Dave is the Founder of Chicken 'N Pickle and Chairman of Maxus Properties.
Garry Kemp earned his Eagle Scout award in 1965 as a member of Troop 226 in Independence, Missouri. Garry is retired as the business manager and executive secretary of the Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council.
John Petersen became an Eagle Scout in 1969 with Troop 151 in Kansas City. John is a retired attorney with Polsinelli.
Tommy Townsend earned his Eagle Scout award in 2014 as a member of Troop 200 in Apopka, Florida. Tommy is currently the punter for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Randy Vance achieved his Eagle Scout rank in 1977 as a member of Troop 311 in Kansas City, Kansas. Randy is the President and Chief Operating Officer at the Sunderland Foundation.
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.