SearchSearch     Map     Menu Menu
Winter Spring Summer Fall


Home > Event > Event Detail

McHenry County Legacy of Service Award Dinner

Dates: Now - April 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Category: Family
Location: Holiday Inn Crystal Lake, 800 S Rt 31 | Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815-397-0210 x 1102
Visit Us on Facebook | Visit Our Website

McHenry County Legacy of Service Award Dinner

On Friday April 12, the Boy Scouts of America, Blackhawk Area Council invites you to help honor George Braun, USMC Veteran and Missy Robel, RN at James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center at their annual Legacy of Service Awards Dinner. The event is being held at the Holiday Inn, Crystal Lake. Proceeds for the event will benefit Sycamore District - McHenry County's scouting program.

The McHenry Legacy of Service Award is received by individuals and organizations in the County that have shown distinguished service to their country through the armed forces or a commitment of service to their community, country, or veterans; locally or nationwide. Recipients are selected by other community members and volunteers.

George Braun, who credits scouting with giving him his "first leadership responsibility involving teamwork and moral orientation," started his military aviation training at Pensacola, FL to become a jet pilot. Braun flew 240 combat missions in Vietnam as a fighter/attack pilot. After his active duty tour he was hired by United Airlines and eventually became a Captain on the Boeing 747 flying internationally. During that same time he continued a parallel career in the Marine Corps Reserve retiring as a Colonel. To this day he is immersed in the community, participating and volunteering across the county.

Not only has Missy Robel helped thousands of veterans through her work at the VA hospital but also by founding Missy's Veterans of Valor, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed to providing acute care dental support and various humanitarian/advocacy services for veterans and their families. "Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it," Robel said, "it flies with the last breath of each solider who [is] protecting it." Additionally, Robel is involved in dozens of other veteran assistance organizations in the county.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the Blackhawk Area Council's scouting programs in McHenry County. In McHenry County, 3,492 youth were served in 2018 in 37 Cub Scout Packs, 41 Scouts, BSA Troops, 9 Career Explorer Posts and 9 Venturing Crews experience leadership, live the scout ideals and are preparing to be the leaders of tomorrow.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn (800 S Rt 31, Crystal Lake) starting at 6:00pm with a social hour followed by dinner and the program at7:00pm. Tables of 10 ($450) and individual seats ($50) can be purchased online at , at the Facebook event page "Legacy of Service Awards Dinner" or by contacting Laura Cullotta, Sycamore District Executive at 815-397-0210 or

Request Your FREE McHenry County Visitors Guide FREE McHenry County Visitors Guide

McHenry County Facebook McHenry County YouTube McHenry County Twitter McHenry County Instagram