CSCI Sponsors Local Boy Scouts Council Patch Honoring Accomplished Veteran and Tuskegee Airman
SPRINGFIELD, VA. (August 4, 2020) – CSCI announced today it will sponsor a special edition National Capital Area Council (NCAC) Boy Scouts shoulder patch honoring retired Air Force Brigadier General Charles McGee. The patch will honor the Tuskegee Airman’s life and legacy.
“We are thrilled to support this program and recognize the work of an accomplished veteran who played a major role in our nation’s history,” said Linda LaRoche, CSCI CEO. “We hope that the Boy Scouts who wear this patch will embody Brigadier General McGee’s leadership and dedication to our country.”
An active member of Boy Scouts in his youth, McGee displayed his leadership capabilities throughout his 30-year military career, earning numerous decorations from the Bronze Star to the Hellenic Republic WWII Commemorative Medal. Most recently, McGee received the honorary promotion to Brigadier General in December 2019. The 100-year old Brigadier General McGee recently presided over the coin toss at Superbowl LIV, was recognized at the State of the Union address and was featured at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Black History month as part of its African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space program.
Nearly 60,000 Scouts in NCAC will have the opportunity to wear the one-of-a-kind patch that honors the living legend and his history in Scouting. Council Shoulder Patches are part of every Scout’s uniform, reflecting the history and tradition of their home community. These patches frequently become collectables and are traded between Scouts at national events. This is CSCI’s first time sponsoring a Boy Scouts patch.
National Capital Area Council was organized in 1911 and today stands as one of the oldest and largest councils in America. The Council territory includes the District of Columbia; Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland; and in Virginia the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, Stafford and Culpeper as well as the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, Manassas Park and Fredericksburg in Virginia; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, please visit www.NCACBSA.org.