|Fred Perry and Calvin
Fryar, both of Brownwood, Texas, were honored Tuesday, August 16,
2011, at the Texas Trails Council's 2011 Distinguished Citizens Award
Dinner with a full house at the Brownwood Coliseum. Over 450 area
residents along with city, county, and state officials attended the event
to not only recognize the two distinguished citizens, but to support the
Texas Trails Council financially.
Judge Steve Ellis, President of the Texas Trails Council, presented Perry and Fryar with their expected Distinguished Citizenís award, but also had a little surprise for the men with the presentation of a another honor.
Both Perry and Fryar were presented with the new award, the North Star Award, for distinguished service to youth as civilians. The award is for non-Scouters and consists of a silver eight pointed star with the fleur-de-lis in the center suspended from a black ribbon and certificate. Certificates are supplied by the national office at no charge to local councils. It is equal to the Silver Beaver Award which is only presented to registered Scouters.
The award was first made available by the National Court of Honor starting in Apirl 2011.