News came out during the Jamboree, but yesterday in Seattle the Boy Scouts of America made it tangibly official.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, Jr. received the Silver Buffalo Award, the highest honor BSA gives to any Scouter.
Gates was a Life Scout; his father, William Gates, Sr., is an Eagle Scout. The awards ceremony was scheduled to include members of Gates’s Cub Scout Pack 144 and Boy Scout Troop 186.
- Associated Press photos may be viewed at UK’s Daily Mail site
- BBC’s story will warm you
- You may view the video prepared by Chief Seattle Council, B.S.A., at the Cracker Barrel, the blog of Scouting Magazine
- Full list of 2010 Silver Buffalo awardees, including Rex Tillerson of Irving, Texas (CEO of Exxon-Mobil); this list suggests that news media from several other American cities are falling down on their reportorial jobs (have you heard of the other ceremonies?)