May 23rd - Local Leader Receives Scouting’s Highest Honor for Service

Local Leader Receives Scouting’s Highest Honor for Service

Peter Casey to be honored for lifelong commitment to Scouting

 

San Diego, CAMay 23, 2008Casey Properties President and CEO Peter Casey, of Weston, Mass., has made a significant impact on thousands of youth through his volunteer leadership in the Boy Scouts of America. For his four decades of service, the BSA National Council will honor Casey with the Silver Buffalo Award at its Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 23.

            The Silver Buffalo Award, Scouting’s highest commendation for service to youth, has been awarded annually since 1925 to civic-minded men and women who stand out for their invaluable contributions and service to the youth of America.

A leader in the Boston area business community, Casey has dedicated four decades of volunteer time to improving the Scouting experience for countless individuals. Much of his involvement has been at the council and regional levels, serving on the executive board and in leadership positions of the Knox Trail Council for more than 25 years.

Additionally, Casey was elected to the National Advisory Council in 2005 and joined the National Properties Committee in 2006. Since 1998, he has been a member of the National Boy Scout Committee and the National Eagle Scout Association Executive Board, through which he led efforts to create a national directory of Eagle Scouts to serve as a valuable tool for Eagle Scouts, Scout leaders, parents, and the public.

A Distinguished Eagle Scout, he is a recipient of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards and a member of the Order of the Arrow.

“Not only is Peter a distinguished Scout himself, but he also has dedicated his life to ensuring today’s youth receive that same beneficial Scouting experience,” said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive. “The Boy Scouts of America is grateful for his counsel and assistance throughout the past four decades.”

Casey is president and CEO of Casey Properties Inc. He is active in numerous trade associations, including the National Association of Realtors. Casey and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, Peter and Andrew, both of whom were active in Scouting.

 

About the Boy Scouts of America

Serving more than 4.6 million youth between the ages of 7 and 20, with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the BSA is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting movement is composed of 1.2 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation's leading youth-service organization. For more information on the BSA, please visit www.scouting.org.