2022 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

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

Proceeds from the event help support the Pacific Skyline Council’s ScoutReach program which provides opportunities for ALL youth, regardless of economic circumstance, neighborhood, or ethnicity to have an enriching and life-changing Scouting experience!

2022 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

Join us in celebration of character, service, and family.

Thursday, May 12, 2022
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In May 2022 we will return to an in-person Distinguished Citizen Award dinner, honoring Justin Knowles, Cubmaster and VP for Product Management & Strategy at Oracle. We will also be presenting the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award to James Pooley, President of Pacific Skyline Council and nationally-recognized intellectual property attorney.

Event includes a small silent auction and a few live auction items.

Proceeds from this event will help support ScoutReach and other council programs.

Justin Knowles portrait2022 Honoree:
Justin Knowles, Cubmaster and VP for Product Management & Strategy at Oracle

James Pooley portraitWe will also be presenting the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award to James Pooley, President of Pacific Skyline Council and nationally-recognized intellectual property attorney.

Justin's Bio:

The Pacific Skyline Council, Boy Scouts of America, is pleased to announce that it has named Justin Knowles as its 2022 Distinguished Citizen.

Justin Knowles is the Vice President of Product Management & Strategy at Oracle’s Advanced Customer Services. He drives the strategic direction and produces services for innovative SaaS & Cloud technologies. He has worked at Oracle since 2006. Prior to Oracle, he worked at Hewlett Packard, and Deloitte Consulting.

Justin has a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and getting youth outdoors. Scouting is a family activity. Justin serves as the Cubmaster of Pack 58 in Hillsborough, CA and is a 3-Palm Eagle Scout. His wife, Jessica, is a Pack 58 Den Leader. His boys are Arrow of Light and Wolf Cub Scouts. He supports Pacific Skyline Council camping programs and manages the PacSky Instagram account.

Justin is active in the community and connects outdoor organizations with the Scouts. He is a long-time board member for the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, Trail Center, and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

Justin earned his BA and MA in Economics from Duke University. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

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Justin’s Bio:

The Pacific Skyline Council, Boy Scouts of America, is pleased to announce that it has named Justin Knowles as its 2022 Distinguished Citizen.

Justin Knowles is the Vice President of Product Management & Strategy at Oracle’s Advanced Customer Services. He drives the strategic direction and produces services for innovative SaaS & Cloud technologies. He has worked at Oracle since 2006. Prior to Oracle, he worked at Hewlett Packard, and Deloitte Consulting

Justin has a lifelong commitment to the Scouts and getting youth outdoors. Scouting is a family activity. Justin serves as the Cubmaster of Pack 58 in Hillsborough, CA and is a 3-Palm Eagle Scout. His wife, Jessica, is a Pack 58 Den Leader. His boys are Arrow of Light and Wolf Cub Scouts. He supports Pacific Skyline Council camping programs and manages the PacSky Instagram account.

Justin is active in the community and connects outdoor organizations with the Scouts. He is a long-time board member for the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, Trail Center, and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

Justin earned his BA and MA in Economics from Duke University. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Fred LaCosse speaking at a podiumOur Emcee for the evening: Fred LaCosse

Fred LaCosse is well known to Bay Area television viewers as a veteran news anchor, reporter and talk show host. Since the beginning of his broadcasting career in 1956, he has worked at six television stations: WTTW, Chicago; WLWC, Columbus, Ohio; KNTV, San Jose; KRON and KGO-TV, San Francisco; and KICU, San Jose and held positions in almost every phase of the industry.

He co-hosted the daily morning talk show A.M. San Francisco on KGO-TV (ABC) 1982-1987 with his wife, Terry Lowry. LaCosse also hosted the weekly syndicated program “Silicon Valley Business This Week” from 1995-2001.

LaCosse has generously given of his time to community and charitable organizations such as: The Janet Pomeroy Center; The Salvation Army; Laguna Honda Volunteers, Inc.; The Community Music Center of San Francisco; St. Luke’s Hospital; Red Cross; He is also active in NATAS and the Broadcast Legends.

Fred adds, "I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana where being a Cub Scout and Boy Scout made you distinguished. What fun!"

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Fred LaCosse speaking at a podiumOur Emcee for the evening: Fred LaCosse
Fred LaCosse is well-known to Bay Area television viewers as a veteran news anchor, reporter and talk show host. Since the beginning of his broadcasting career in 1956, he has worked at six television stations: WTTW, Chicago; WLWC, Columbus, Ohio; KNTV, San Jose; KRON and KGO-TV, San Francisco; and KICU, San Jose and held positions in almost every phase of the industry. He co-hosted the daily morning talk show A.M. San Francisco on KGO-TV (ABC) 1982-1987 with his wife, Terry Lowry. LaCosse also hosted the weekly syndicated program “Silicon Valley Business This Week” from 1995-2001. LaCosse has generously given of his time to community and charitable organizations such as: The Janet Pomeroy Center; The Salvation Army; Laguna Honda Volunteers, Inc.; The Community Music Center of San Francisco; St. Luke’s Hospital; Red Cross; He is also active in NATAS and the Broadcast Legends. Fred adds, “I was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana where being a Cub Scout and Boy Scout made you distinguished. What fun!”

Auction Highlights

Event attendees can bid on the Live and Silent Auction items at the event.

  • See all Live Auction items here
  • See all Silent Auction items here
Fishing boat
Charter Fishing Trip
Valued at $500
Air tour airplace
Peninsula and Monterey Bay Air Tours
Valued at $400 each
Kendra Scott necklace
Kendra Scott Necklace
Valued at $78
Pooley cabin
2 Nights at Luxury Cabin
Valued at $765
Knowles cabin
2 Nights at Luxury Cabin
Valued at $1,000
Zulu Nyala Safari photo collage
Zulu Nyala Photo Safari
Valued at $5,950

Dinner Location:
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 347-1234

For more information please contact:
Wendy Chien at (650) 341-5633 x103, or wendy.chien@scouting.org

Past Distinguished Citizen Award recipients include:
Judy Kleinberg, Marie Chuang, Bill Graham, Bill Long, Wendy Young & Mark Convery, David & Lynn Mitchell, Bill Reller, Bill Floyd, Carol Mayer Marshall & Robert Beresford Williams, Allen Phipps, Franklin “Pitch” Johnson, Jr., and Rebecca (Becky) Morgan, among others.
 
Purpose:
Established by the Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen 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.
 
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.
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