Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Mickey Kluttz awarded Boy Scouts’ Silver Antelope honor

Burlington resident Mickey Kluttz has been named a 2023 recipient of the Silver Antelope Award, a distinguished service award presented by the Boy Scouts of America for outstanding service to young people. Kluttz serves as a volunteer within a territory that covers a portion of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Including his present role as a territory Finance and Development Lead, Kluttz has provided more than 30 years of exceptional service as a Scouting volunteer. Previously, he served as a Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, District and Council Popcorn Chair, District Chair, Council Executive Board member, Council Camping Committee chair, Council Treasurer, NCAP Team Lead, and Area Vice-President of Finance. In addition, Kluttz has been recognized with many Scouting awards, including Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, Silver Beaver Award and Wood Badge.

Created in 1942, the Silver Antelope Award is awarded to registered adult volunteers of exceptional character in recognition of their extraordinary leadership and distinguished service to youth. Fewer than 6,000 volunteers have received this recognition since the award’s inception. Previous recipients include Gen. William C. Westmoreland, Washington Governor Daniel J. Evans, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Boeing CEO Philip M. Condit, Ross Perot, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and McDonnell Douglas CEO Sanford McDonnell.

Professionally, Kluttz is a Certified Public Accountant focusing primarily on tax laws and tax preparation for businesses and their owners. He resides in Burlington with his wife Betty. He is a proud father of two children, Megan and Jason. Like Kluttz, Jason is an Eagle Scout.

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