Boy Scouts will honor Col. Bob Cook on Nov. 12

The Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America, has chosen Col. Bob Cook to receive the coveted Outstanding Eagle Award.

The award will be presented Thursday, Nov. 12, via a virtual reception.

Col. Bob Cook.

Also featured, will be a keynote address from the Rev. George Patterson, the retired pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury.

The Outstanding Eagle Award is a prestigious recognition granted by local council’s to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and made a positive impact in the community at the local, state or regional level.

More than 10,000 young people are served by the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America annually. Special efforts are made to reach urban, rural, minority, handicapped and underprivileged youths, who will benefit most from Scouting’s values-based programs.

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Cook’s resume extends back to his pre-teen years, when he first joined the Boy Scouts.

Cook worked as Executive Director of the Greater Salisbury Committee for about 25 years. He’s a retired Colonel who served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II.

He helped establish the Community Foundation, was involved in resurrecting the flagging YMCA and was on the board of the Hudson Center, which offers aid to those struggling with substance abuse.

He was the winner of The Salisbury Award in 2016.

A native of northwestern Pennsylvania, Cook was widowed in 2009 when his wife, Janice, died. They had four children. There are now also seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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