A Boys Scouts of America leader who earned one of the highest scouting honors for his efforts in promoting scouting around the world was recently recognized by the City of Houston.
Dan Ownby, who received the Bronze Wolf Award from the World Scouting Movement on May 31 for promoting scouting around the world – such as organizing leadership trainings in Central America in 2013 – was recognized Sept. 25 at the Cockrell Scout Center near East T.C. Jester Boulevard and Loop 610, where the Sam Houston Area Council is headquartered.
In light of Ownby’s service, which spans four decades, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner declared Sept. 25 as “Dan Ownby Day” in the city.
The Bronze Wolf Award is the highest honor that can be given to a volunteer scout leader. Ownby, who has family in the Heights area, became just the 37th U.S. scout leader to receive the honor since its inception in 1935.