Thursday, October 17, 2024

at the

Lancaster County Convention Center


2024 Honoree 2024 Keynote Speaker
Philip R. Wenger

Entrepreneurial Business and Community Leader

Capt. Richard Phillips
2024 Distinguished Citizen American Merchant Marine & Author

This special evening honors an individual who has impacted on the lives of the citizens of Lancaster and Lebanon counties and lives the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily lives.









For Information On Sponsorships Available Or To Purchase Individual Tickets, Please View The Registration Form:

Click here for the 2024 DCAD Registration Form

Annual Dinner Facts

The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes outstanding individuals in the community for their impact on the lives of others within Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. These individuals live up to the Scout Oath and Law in their everyday personal and professional life. The award committee has selected one individual to be honored each of the past 34 years. The recipient is recognized at the Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, which is held in the fall each year. As a part of the dinner program, one or more Scouts will share their Scouting experiences and what being involved in Scouting means to them. One of the other highlights of the evening is a guest speaker who will share an inspiring message with the audience.

Past Honorees

Mayor J. Richard Gray * Ann B. Barshinger * Jay R. Bucher * Coach Dick Vermiel * R. Scott Smith Jr. * Nevin Cooley * Dr. Theodore Long * Edward H. & Jeanne Donlevy Arnold* Sen. Gib Armstrong * Peggy Steinman * Rev. Louis A. Butcher, Jr. * Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel * Henry H. Gibbel *   Walt Legenstein * Rufus A. Fulton, Jr. * John Synodinos * Paul W. Ware * Coach Joe Paterno * S. Dale High *   William H. Cardinal Keeler * Hon. Paul A. Mueller * Caroline Steinman Nunan * William Adams * Anne B. Sweigart * Wilson D. McElhinny * Willis W. Shenk * Hon. Robert S. Walker * Keith Spalding * Vernon A. Bishop * Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Strickler * Craig A. Roda * Henry H. Gibbel * Jan Bergen * Tom Baldrige * Carol T. and John F. Pyfer, Jr.

Link To Contribute to the Jay R. Bucher Campership Fund in Honor of Philip R. Wenger Coming Soon!


For information on the 2024 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, please contact Zena Korba, Development Director, at or 717-553-4209.