Scouts to honor Bishop

NEW CANAAN—Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will be honored by Connecticut Yankee Council, the Boy Scouts of America for exemplifying the ideals, character and leadership synonymous with Scouting.

The 26th Annual Lower Fairfield County Good Scout Award Dinner will be held Wednesday, November 3 at The Country Club of New Canaan on 95 County Club Road. Bishop Caggiano will deliver the keynote address at the dinner, which is held annually to recognize community leaders for their character and ideals. The reception will begin at 6 pm followed by dinner and the program at 7 pm.

“The Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America is proud to have the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano as an honoree this year,” said Bishop Joseph Andreo, organizer of the event and director of development/CFO of the Council. “The Lower Fairfield County Good Scout Award Dinner celebrates community leaders who exemplify the Boy Scouts of America’s ideals, values, character and leadership.”

This event recognizes outstanding leaders in the community who through their vocations or avocations serve as exceptional role models for youth, Andreo said.

“Bishop Caggiano has always been a big supporter of scouting, and we are currently working on an initiative that he has encouraged to expand the number of parishes in Fairfield County that host either a traditional or ScoutReach program,” Andreo said. “Through our programs, scouts are building excellent character development and learning leadership skills, that last a lifetime. Our scouts are taught to be good citizens, appreciate the outdoors, and each rank advancement has a requirement for ‘Duty to God’ as they develop their spiritual values for life.”

(For more information, contact Joseph Andreo at 203.951.0518 or by email at or visit stamford.)