By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Atlanta Scouts raise record amount at 2016 Golden Eagle Luncheon
Local Community and Business Leaders Come Together to Support Local Scouting 

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America raised $1.6 million at the Annual Golden Eagle Luncheon on December 16th, 2015 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

BS Deaven Beavers and Clyde Tuggle LR190This event serves as a kick-off for the 2016 Friends of Scouting Campaign which raises the operational funding for the Atlanta area Scouting program that serves more than 32,000 local young people. 

Right: “Deaven Beavers and Clyde Tuggle”: Deaven Beavers was interviewed by Clyde Tuggle on stage. Clyde Tuggle is the 2016 Golden Eagle Chairman. Mr. Tuggle is the Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs & Communications Officer at The Coca-Cola Company.

Dr. Robert M. Gates, Former Secretary of Defense, and Current National President of the Boy Scouts of America, delivered the keynote address at this year’s event. 

BS Tracy Techau Speaking LR190Left: “Tracy Techau Speaking”: Tracy Techau is the Scout Executive/CEO of the Atlanta Area Council.

“For 100 years, the Atlanta Area Council has been developing leaders; making an impact one Scout at a time.  The Atlanta community believes in Scouting,” said Atlanta Area Scout Executive and CEO Tracy Techau. “I am constantly amazed at the generosity of our families, businesses, and community leaders. Because of their support, more than 32,000 local young people will be able to experience the once-in-a-lifetime adventure and leadership development that can only be found in Scouting.”  

The chairman for the Golden Eagle Luncheon was Clyde Tuggle, Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer for The Coca-Cola Company.

About the Atlanta Area Council, BSA: Through the dedication of more than 10,000 adult volunteers, the Atlanta Area Council serves more than 32,000 youth in 13 counties with a youth leadership and character education program.  The Atlanta Area Council is proud to celebrate 100 years of leadership and service in 2016.  For more information about the Atlanta Area Council visit: www.AtlantaBSA.org

BS Dr Gates Speaking LR440“Dr. Gates Speaking”: Dr. Robert Gates is the former Secretary of Defense, the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the current National President of the Boy Scouts of America.