Special Fall Giving Campaign 2020

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, the Aloha Council will not present a Distinguished Citizen Award in 2020.
However, the 110-year old Aloha Council, whose geographic territory stretches from throughout the Hawaiian Island chain and through the South Pacific, continues to deliver the world’s most recognizable youth development and leadership program.

In its place, however, we are running a Special Fall Giving Campaign, where 100% of your donation goes directly to our Hawaii-Pacific Scouting program. All donations stay within the Aloha Council for the benefit of island Scouting.

In this unusual and extraordinary year, we ask for your continued financial support of this important community program. With the help and commitment of friends like you, the Scouting program will continue for another century in Hawaii—helping boys and girls on their path to becoming leaders of tomorrow.

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2020 Sponsorship Form

About the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

Since 1983, the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council has presented Hawaii’s Distinguished Citizen Award to an outstanding community leader. As one of the original recognition dinners in Honolulu, this annual event recognizes excellence and the promotion of Scouting ideals. Its list of previous honorees is a Who’s Who of Honolulu.

Past Honorees have included:
1983 James F. Gary 2001 Warren H. Haruki
1984 Maurice J. Sullivan 2002 Vicky Cayetano
1985 Chinn Ho 2003 Ronald K. Migita
1986 Robert J. Pfeiffer 2004 W. Allen Doanne
1987 John D. Bellinger 2005 Mike May & Carol Ai May
1988 Senator Daniel K. Inouye 2006 Michael J. Fisch
1989 Frank J. Manaut 2007 Governor Linda Lingle
1990 Senator Spark M. Matsunaga
& George Fukunaga
2008 Chuck Sted
1991 Governor John D. Waihee 2009 Mayor Mufi Hanneman
1992 Russel K. Okata 2010 Aloha Council Presidents
1993 Mayor Frank F. Fasi 2011 Chatt G. Wright
1994 H. Howard Stephenson 2012 Peter S. Ho
1995 Senator Daniel K. Akaka 2013 Robert P. Haim
1996 John C. Brogan 2014 Rick Blangiardi
1998 Walter A. Dods, Jr. 2016 Bill Wilson
1999 Don E. Carroll 2017 Dennis Francis
2000 William W. Paty, Jr. 2018 Dr. John Henry Felix, Robert "Bobby" Fujimoto &
LtGen Henry C. "Hank" Stackpole III USMC, Ret.