Point of Rocks Boy Scout leader Rich Golling received the Venturing Leadership Award at a Council Court of Honor Dinner of the National Capital Region of Boy Scouts of America on May 16.
The award is given to adults who have made vital contributions to Venturing, an activity for scouts between the ages of 14 and 21 that allows them to choose and research activities based on their interests.
Golling has been involved in the Boy Scouts for more than 40 years, and serves as the Venturing vice chair for the Appalachian Trail District. He has served in several leadership positions, and received awards including the Silver Beaver, Appalachian District Award of Merit, the Wood Badge and the Distinguished Commissioner awards.
Golling said he’s learned valuable lessons from his long participation with the Scouts, including camping and first aid skills.
He said his favorite part is watching the scouts grow and advance through the organization.