The National Capital Area Council (NCAC) is delighted to announce CSCI, a nationally recognized consulting, enterprise IT, and financial management firm, will sponsor a special edition council shoulder patch honoring retired Air Force Brigadier General Charles McGee. The patch will honor the Tuskegee Airman’s legacy and life spent embodying the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law.
General McGee recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NCAC in February. At the presentation he stated, “If more people lived their lives by the Scout Oath and Law, the world would be a lot better off.”
An active member of Boy Scouts in his youth, McGee has earned the Distinguished Eagle Scout award, and received the Silver Beaver award for his outstanding service and noteworthy accomplishments. He was also selected this year as a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award for volunteers, the Silver Buffalo Award, for service to young people on a national level. The veteran continued to display his leadership capabilities throughout his 30-year military career, earning numerous decorations from the Bronze Star to the Hellenic Republic WWII Commemorative Medal. Most recently, McGee received the honorary promotion to Brigadier General in December 2019, which was announced in January during President Trump’s State of the Union address. The 100-year old Brigadier General McGee has had a year – from his appearance presiding over the coin toss at Superbowl LIV to being recognized at the State of the Union address to a book signing ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum celebrating Black History month, where he was featured as part of its African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space program.
“We are extremely proud to recognize retired Brigadier General Charles McGee for his tremendous accomplishments and contributions to Scouting said Scout Executive Craig Poland. “Brigadier General McGee not only meets the criteria for the special edition council shoulder patch – he more than surpasses it. The values embodied in Scouting are reflected in his daily life and work.”
Nearly 60,000 Scouts in NCAC will have the opportunity to wear the one-of-a-kind patch that honors the living legend and his history in Scouting. Council Shoulder Patches are part of every Scout’s uniform, reflecting the history and tradition of their home community. These patches frequently become collectables and are traded between Scouts at national events.