HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – The Buffalo Trace Council Boys Scouts of America recognized USI President Dr. Ronald S. Rochon as its 2023 Distinguished Citizen.

Dr. Rochon was given the award on Tuesday during a ceremony on USI’s campus. Dr. Rochon says the scouts are important because it gives young people the skills and lessons that will help them become good people as they grow up.

The Distinguished Citizen Award is given annually to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service and the respect and esteem they earn from colleagues in the area.

Buffalo Trace Council, BSA is headquartered in Evansville. They serve around 2,500 youth in the area and have been recognized as one of the best Boy Scout councils in the Midwest.