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Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

In annual recognition of members of our community who freely give of their time and talents in service to youth.

For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has led the nation in providing citizenship training for American youth. Through the years, Scouting has provided young people with character development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self. Today’s often-heard call for a return to ethical behavior, self-reliance, and caring and concern for others refers precisely to the values expressed in the Scout Law, the bedrock of the movement since 1910.

Established by the Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizens Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.

The Pacific Skyline Council is delighted to introduce Wendy Young and Mark Convery as our 2016 Distinguished Citizens Award honorees.

The Young-Convery family is a wonderful example of a Pacific Skyline Council Scouting family! Both parents are accomplished science professionals, but Scouting has played and continues to play an important role in their family. Wendy is a former Cub Scout leader and Mark currently serves as a troop committee member. Their two sons, Owen and Carson, are both active in their troop. Life Scout Owen is a member of the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s National Honor Society), and just returned from the 2015 World Jamboree in Japan. Carson is currently a Second Class Scout and rapidly following in his brother’s footsteps.

Wendy Young, Ph.D., is Vice President of Discovery Chemistry at Genentech. Wendy is a medicinal chemist who designs and develops novel medicines to treat patients with unmet medical needs.

Mark Convery, Ph.D., is a High Energy Physicist and leader of the Neutrino Physics Group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto. He conducts experiments designed to study some of the most fundamental questions about the universe by exploring its basic constituents – elementary particles.

2016 Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner
Celebrating Leadership, Achievement, and STEM Education in
Scouting, our Families, and Community

Portrait of the Wendy Young & Mark Convery family

Honoring the Wendy Young and Mark Convery Family
(Wendy, Mark, Owen and Carson)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Crowne Cabaña Hotel, Palo Alto
6:00pm Gathering • 6:30pm Dinner & Program

Proceeds from this event will help support the Pacific Skyline Council’s ScoutReach program and our increasing emphasis on STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)education, including the BSA's Nova Award program and our own STEM Midway.

Questions? Contact Ron Chang, Development Director, at (650) 341-5633 or

Past recipients: David & Lynn Mitchell, Bill Reller, Bill Floyd, Carol Mayer Marshall & Robert Beresford Williams, Allen Phipps, John A. Conover, William Butler, Joe “Sparky” Bullock, Frank & Theresa Hannig, Harris Barton, Ronnie Lott, Ned Barnholt, Susan Black, Jim Chalmers, Jim Cunneen, Leonard W. Ely, Richard De Luna, Lester Hogan, Don Horsley, Franklin “Pitch” Johnson, Jr., H. Richard Johnson, Donald Kiser, Honorable Quentin L. Kopp, Hans Mark, Rebecca (Becky) Morgan, David Packard, James Plummer, Anthony Ridder, Richard C. Rogers, Frederick Terman, Ted Turner, Peter & Paula Uccelli, Lenore Verducci, Jack R. Wheatley, John H. Zenger.

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