Mike Metzger will be honored with the Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, Good Scout Award at the council's annual golf tournament at Shorewood Country Club on Friday, June 20.
"We are excited about this year's tournament," said Derek Dawson, event chairman. "Mike Metzger has been involved in our area for a long time and is one of those guys who makes a difference. He is really and truly is a good scout, in his words and actions, and is most deserving of this honor."
"What a perfect fit. He was a scout as a boy, and his daughter was an Explorer Scout," said Bill Briggs, Vice President of the scout council. "Mike embodies what the Boy Scouts represents. He's a successful businessman who knows how to give back to the community. Mike is a terrific fellow."
Good Scout honoree Mike Metzger is surrounded by scouts from Troop 137 at a recent meeting. The troop is sponsored by the Bemus Point United Methodist Church.
Metzger is a graduate of St. Bonaventure and Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for Bausch & Lomb for many years, then moved on to Acu-Rite, eventually becoming its chief financial officer. In 2010 he went to work for Blackstone in Jamestown and became company president this year. He has served on the Bemus Point Central School board, coached youth soccer and served on the boards of the United Way, Red Cross and Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. He is also on the Chautauqua County IDA board as well as The Resource Center board. Metzger is married to his wife Marjorie, and has two daughters, Rachel and Laura, and four grandsons.
"We are pulling out all the stops to have one of our best tournaments. There will be a car offered for a hole in one compliments of Shults Auto, Cutco cutlery for every golfer, a Boy Scout tournament tradition, and much, much more. This is a first class tournament at a beautiful private course on Lake Erie. We expect a great turnout for Mike, so we encourage folks to sign up early," Dawson said.
The 39th annual Good Scout Golf Tournament, an area tradition, is organized by the local boy scout council every year to honor outstanding community leaders who exemplify the scout oath and law in their daily lives. The proceeds of the event help the council serve 4,000 youth and more than 1,000 leaders in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in New York and McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania. The council also operates Camp Merz in Mayville, Service Center in Falconer, and Elk Lick Scout Reserve in Smethport, Pa. The council is the largest youth-serving agency in the Twin Tiers.
For more information about supporting the tournament, call 665-2697 or visit www.alleghenyhighlands.org.