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Lee Drewette (center), Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 253 in Kent, was recently honored with the national God And Service award – a recognition awarded by churches and national youth agencies cooperating with Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.).
Participating in the ceremony at the United Church of Christ in Kent was Ted Wands (right), Advancement Chairman for Troop 253, and Alan Frank, Troop Chaplain (left).
“I am honored and humbled by this recognition, said Drewette. “It’s a great feeling to realize how much people appreciate what you do.“
“This recognition is a long time overdue,” said Wands, who led the effort to nominate Drewette for the award. “Lee has volunteered with Scouting and the U.C.C. for years. It was high time to let him know it’s appreciated and it’s a job well done.
During his youth, Drewette was a Scout in the troop, which has been chartered by the U.C.C. for the last 99 years. He has been Scoutmaster at the Kent troop for almost 14 years.
“Lee is incredibly deserving of this award,” said Frank. “He volunteers a tremendous about of time with Scouting and the church, helping to guide young men into roles as leaders and community servants.”
The God and Service Award is given to acknowledge distinguished volunteer service by adults in ministry to young people through service to the Church and one or more of the national youth agencies, like the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Camp Fire USA, or the American Heritage Girls.
Scott C. Baughman