Distinguished Citizen Dinner


The Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner: It may be the closest you’ll get to a black tie event in the Permian Basin.

The Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner (DCD) is a time-honored tradition of honoring the best and brightest from West Texas. Those with proven track records of leadership, community involvement, and the embodiment of the Scout Oath and Scout Law are the ones chosen to receive what is arguably Scouting’s highest civilian award in the state of Texas.

Previous honorees include the likes of Frank Cowden, Jr., Representative Tom Craddick, Clayton and Modesta Williams, Helen Greathouse, Governor George W. and Laura Bush, Governor Rick Perry, Gen. Tommy Franks, Barry Williamson (Texas Railroad Commissioner), Don Evans (former US Secretary of Commerce), Ed Magruder, Jr., Jim Henry, and many other great leaders. For a full list of honorees, click here: HONOREES.

The purpose of the event is to:

  1. Recognize those who demonstrate the ideals of Scouting in their daily lives as leaders of our community, state, or nation.
  2. Raise awareness for the good Scouting does for our community by working through generations of youth.
  3. Raise funds critical to sustaining programs that have positive, lifelong impact upon every individual who participates in them.

                                    2019’s Honoree will be Jay Isaacs, President of First Capital Bank.  The event will take place August 29th 2019 at the Midland Petroleum Club.

For more information about how you can become a sponsor or take part in the event, contact Nathan Kramer, Development Director at    (432) 570-7601 or Nathan.kramer@scouting.org.