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Originally published June 05, 2013

Prez of Balto NAACP Honored by Boy Scouts

by AFRO Staff

    Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP. (Courtesy Photo)
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Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP, recently was awarded for her work on behalf of local Boy Scouts.

Hill-Aston, who encouraged the local NAACP branch to form a scout troop, was presented a Baltimore City Light Award by the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She was honored at the organization’s 3rd Annual Baltimore City Lights Award Breakfast at the Forest Park Golf Club for her contribution to Boy Scouts and other young Baltimore residents.

“Among the most important work I do as president is to…ensure opportunities for young people to become strong, stable and productive adults,” said Hill-Aston, in a statement. “The Baltimore City NAACP is proud of its partnership with the Boy Scouts and looks forward to a long lasting relationship that shares the proud tradition of scouting with boys in Baltimore. This award means a great deal to me because it represents my commitment to our city’s young men.”

Besides starting a Boy Scout troop, the Baltimore City NAACP branch is supporting scouts by encouraging local businesses to discount supplies, uniforms and other necessities, the statement said. 

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