Dr. First was selected by the Executive Board of the Green Mountain Council for the Citizen of the Year Award for his extensive community, regional and national leadership and continual devotion to the betterment and improvement in the lives of the children of Vermont.
For several years, Dr. First has given leadership to the success of the Big Change Roundup, working with many local Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops raising thousands of dollars for new equipment for the hospital. The Scouts involvement in the Big Change Roundup became affectionally known as “Kids Helping Kids,” a program that both the Pediatrics Department and the Green Mountain Council look forward to continuing in the future.
“I cannot think of a more qualified candidate to receive this award,” said Ed McCollin, Scout Executive and CEO of the Green Mountain Council. “Dr. First is so very passionate about improving the lives of young people, and that commitment is so much in line with the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. We are very much looking forward to thanking Dr. First for his contributions and enjoying the fellowship of his friends and colleagues at this event.”
Past recipients of this award include United States Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders; Governors Phil Scott, James Douglas, and Deane C. Davis; the Vermont National Guard, and Retired Rear Admiral Richard Schneider.
To register to attend the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner honoring Dr. First on Thursday, October 19th, at the DoubleTree Hotel, click here to download the registration form or contact the Scout Service Center at 802-244-5189.