Distinguished Citizen Dinner

39th Annual Hawaii's Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

2023 Distinguished Citizen Dinner Online Registration

38th Annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner Recap

The Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented the 38th Annual Hawaii’s Distinguished Award honoring First Responders, Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses and Hospitals. These men and women are our heroes, and we recognized them for their effort and dedication to keep our state safe during the pandemic.

Highlights from DCD:

David King Rescuing Dog Video: https://vimeo.com/origentertainment/review/768756906/1aa4fa9053

Showcasing Scouting Highlights Video: https://vimeo.com/origentertainment/review/769244721/463420ef43

Recognizing First Responders During the Pandemic Video: https://vimeo.com/origentertainment/review/768793215/8e1211f65e

Mahalo to First Responders and Scouting Community Video: https://vimeo.com/origentertainment/review/771347802/6492709921

Please contact Ed Nishioka, Director of Development, at (808) 595-0853 or Edward.Nishioka@Scouting.org for any questions or assitance. 

Mahalo to Our Sponsors!

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 2002 Vicky Cayetano
1984 Maurice J. Sullivan 2003 Ronald K. Migita
1985 Chinn Ho 2004 W. Allen Doanne
1986 Robert J. Pfeiffer 2005 Mike May & Carol Ai May
1987 John D. Bellinger 2006 Michael J. Fisch
1988 Senator Daniel K. Inouye 2007 Governor Linda Lingle
1989 Frank J. Manaut 2008 Chuck Sted
1990 Senator Spark M. Matsunaga
& George Fukunaga
2009 Mayor Mufi Hanneman
1991 Governor John D. Waihee 2010 Aloha Council Presidents
1992 Russel K. Okata 2011 Chatt G. Wright
1993 Mayor Frank F. Fasi 2012 Peter S. Ho
1994 H. Howard Stephenson 2013 Robert P. Haim
1995 Senator Daniel K. Akaka 2014 Rick Blangiardi
1996 John C. Brogan 2016 Bill Wilson
1998 Walter A. Dods, Jr. 2017 Dennis Francis
1999 Don E. Carroll 2018 Dr. John Henry Felix, Robert "Bobby" Fujimoto &
LtGen Henry C. "Hank" Stackpole III USMC, Ret.
2000 William W. Paty, Jr. 2019 Ray Vara
2001 Warren H. Haruki 2022 Hawaii First Responders