Every year, the Boy Scouts from Loudoun County choose one individual from the community to anoint as the Loudoun County “Good Scout” of the Year.
For 2011, the Scouts named Kristina Bouweiri, president and CEO of Reston Limousine, as the recipient of the title at a reception and dinner at the National Conference Center May 10.
For the last 14 years, the Loudoun County “Good Scout” reception has honored a distinguished leader in the community who epitomizes the ideals of the Scouting program in his or her life and business.
Bouweiri is the first woman to receive the award in the 14 years it has been given.
“The Scouts embrace a time-honored philosophy and have a long-standing reputation of stellar community service,” Bouweiri said. “And to be the first woman in Loudoun County chosen for this award truly makes me speechless.
“I am humbled and grateful for his wonderful evening that I will never forget,” she said.
Sue Hogan, the Goose Creek district director for the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, highlighted some of the characteristics that Boy Scouts live by and Bouweiri has displayed.
“In the Scouts, we pride ourselves on being trustworthy, loyal, helpful and kind,” Hogan said. “Our motto is ‘do a good turn daily’ and a good turn means a small and thoughtful act a day.”
In addition to celebrating Bouweiri’s honor, the NCAC was also celebrating its 100th anniversary at the event.
The NCAC is the first Boy Scouts council established in the nation and is also presently the largest.