Celebration of Scouting Breakfast
June 14, 2022

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Please mark your calendar for the 17th Annual “Celebration of Scouting” Breakfast to be held on June 14, 2022, Join us to recognize the impact that our program provides to the young people throughout Mahoning & Trumbull Counties.

Our fundraising breakfast is a wonderful tradition that showcases the previous year’s accomplishments by the Scouting movement in our area. Attendees will include area businesses and community leaders as well as those individuals who believe in the difference that Scouting programs make. At this event, we will showcase Scouting’s traditions and the skills that shape our young people into future leaders.

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LTC Christopher S. Dobozy

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Dobozy is a Boardman native, an Eagle Scout from Boardman’s Troop 46 a Lifetime Member of the National Eagle Scout Association and a 1989 graduate of Boardman High School.


His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1992 and was stationed as an infantryman at Ft Campbell, KY. Upon receiving a Green-to-Gold scholarship, he returned home and received his commission in 1996 from the Youngstown State University ROTC program with a BA in Geography.

After college, he attended flight school at Ft Rucker, AL, and was stationed in Landstuhl, Germany as a Medical Evacuation (DUSTOFF) pilot. While in Germany, he was deployed to Slovonski Brod, Croatia in 1998 and then to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in 1999.

Upon his return to the US, he served as the Maintenance Officer for the 54th Medical Evacuation Company (Air Ambulance) at Fort Lewis, WA where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

LTC Dobozy then entered the Army Reserve where he held positions as Assistant Professor of Military Science at Seattle University, the University of Vermont and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh; Operations Officer of the 339th Combat Support Hospital in Erie, PA; Commander Alpha Company, 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, Executive Officer 414th Civil Affairs Battalion in Southfield, MI; Command Inspector General of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command in Ft. Meade, MD; Health Facilities and Plans officer in the Functional Speciality Section of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Ft. Meade, MD and is currently Commander of the 7229th Medical Support Unit in Nashville, TN. He is a Lifetime Member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

Chris’ civilian job is as an Air Interdiction Agent for Customs and Border Protection at the Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch in Selfridge, MI. His duties include Operations Officer, Tactical Team Leader, Standardization Instructor, and aircraft pilot.

LTC Dobozy attended the Medical Service Officer Basic Course, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Ft. Rucker, AL; Infantry Captain’s Career Course, Ft. Benning, GA; is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, and recently received his Master of Strategic Studies from the National War College-Resident course at Ft. McNair, Washington D.C. in 2021.

Chris upgraded his life in 1994, marrying his lovely wife Liesl, and they have two children; Cheyanne, a graduate of THE Ohio State University, and Carson, a graduate of Michigan State University.

Our Featured Speaker
Eagle Scout Aleksandr Walton

I am Aleksandr Walton of Troop 4122 in Howland Ohio and have participated in scouting since the age of six. Much of my time is spent with my troop and those who I know from the organization with the focus often being that of out door skills, reverence, art and hiking for both experience and fun. Along with this I and many of the other scouts participate actively in marching and jazz band while continuing to develop our artistic abilities and enjoy the process of assisting other scouts to learn and join musical activities. I plan to attend Youngstown State University to become a dietician and in accordance to that, take the education of diet and exercise very seriously in the troop and have even started a lifting group with some of the older scouts in order to be better conditioned for high adventure expeditions. I am thankful for scouting and what it has taught me in how to improve myself as an individual and plan to help continue it in my community; furthermore, I am thankful for the opportunity to speak of my scouting experiences to this audience.