June 23, 2024

Seekonk Resident James Tusino Honored by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts

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Seekonk, MA – Seekonk resident James “Jim” Tusino was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on January, 25, 2023. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award presented to volunteers who contribute significant leadership and commitment to their Scouts and community.

Jim started in Scouting with Pack 43 Milford and achieved the rank of Tenderfoot before perusing other endeavors. Later in life, Jim returned to Scouting as Cubmaster for Pack 88 Rumford, and later, Committee Chair for Troop 1 Seekonk. Jim has served on the Council Finance Committee, as the District Finance Chair and organizes the Council’s annual fundraiser at Comedy Connection.

For the past 3 years, Jim has served as the Unit Commissioner for the Southeast District. In these leadership roles, Jim has consistently gone the extra mile for his Scouts and fellow leaders.

Outside of Scouting, Jim volunteers with mentor programs in Taunton and Attleboro as well as sponsors two athletic teams for the Sporting Clays Classic. He continues to leverage skills both learned and mastered during his tenure in the Scouting program.

“Each year, the Council is thrilled to honor volunteers who exemplify what it means to be a leader, mentor and friend to youth in Scouting,” said Tim McCandless, Scout Executive and CEO. “Each recipient of the Silver Beaver Award has gone above and beyond to make each Scouts experience impactful and memorable. We’re incredibly grateful for Jim's dedication to Scouting.”

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