COLUMBUS, GA - During a closing ceremony at the BSA Centennial Parade in Washington, D.C., Hilliard Gibbs, Jr. of Opelika, AL was among 300 Scouts and Scouters from across the United States to be inducted into the Boy Scouts of America's National Hall of Leadership.
Mr. Gibbs is a Scoutmaster for Troop 373 which is sponsored by the Greater Peace Missionary Church in the Saugahatchee District of the Chattahoochee Council in Columbus, GA.
In a special ceremony, Mr. Gibbs was given the additional honor of representing the Southern Region for the Boy Scouts of America.
The Southern Region, one of four, represents 93 councils in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia and serves more than 1,000,000 youth.
Through a nationwide campaign, more than 7,000 nominations were submitted for the National Hall of Leadership. Three hundred were inducted to represent each Scout Council in the United States. All nominations are a permanent record in the archives at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, TX.