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Raleigh man earns Boy Scouts' highest honor

Posted May 25, 2010

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— Raleigh businessman Temple Sloan will be awarded the Boy Scouts' highest honor, the Silver Buffalo, May 28 in Dallas.

Sloan will be recognized for his more than 40 years of volunteering with the Scouts.

Since 1967, he has served the Occoneechee Council in a variety of roles, and, at the national level, he currently chairs the Supply Support Committee, where he lends his business expertise to the BSA's retail operations.

Other recipients of the award include Bill Gates, Walt Disney and 13 U.S. presidents.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 26, 2010

    Congratulations...I guess. ;-)

    cwood3, I'm not sure how bigotry toward gays and Atheists can be considered "timeless values". Maybe timeless "ignorance"...but these "values" will surely fade away as readily as oppression based on skin color has.

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy May 26, 2010

    GREAT HONOR! One of the few real american traditions left that kids can actually learn lessons in life and become more active too. I would be willing to bet the crime rate of kids coming through the scouting ranks is dramatically lower than those that do not. I support them whenever I'm able to.

  • cwood3 May 26, 2010

    Thank you Mr. Sloan for your gift of time and energy to a wonderful cause. Scouting represents timeless values. Scouting is training the future leaders of the 21st century.