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Scouting Urban Outreach Award to be Presented to Mayor James Diossa

NARRAGANSETT, RI – The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America will host the 2015 Scouting Urban Outreach Service Award Luncheon on Nov. 17 at the Providence Marriott.  As part of the ScoutReach program, the award recognizes organizations and individuals that live by thevalues and ethics of the Boy Scout Oath and Law in their daily practices.

ScoutReach is a youth program that reaches into our urban neighborhoods and serves over 1,300 low-income, and at-risk children in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts who may not have the opportunity or means to participate in Scouting. The program provides adult mentoring, financial aid for summer camp registration, uniforms, handbooks and an in-depth program of Scouting activities and community service.

This year’s award will be presented to Central Falls Mayor James Diossa for his commitment to youth advocacy and civic service.  A Central Falls native, Diossa is currently in his second term as Mayor where he has worked diligently to lead the city in its recovery from bankruptcy.

“Mayor Diossa has played an instrumental role in promoting urban youth programs and has had an enormously positive influence throughout the community,” said John Mosby, Scout Executive/CEO of the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. “We are delighted to recognize his excellent work and hope it inspires more individuals to get involved with community youth programs.”

Tickets for the event will serve as donations and will directly support the Scouting program throughout local urban neighborhoods.

The reception begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and presentation beginning at noon.  For further information or to purchase tickets, e-mail:


About the Narragansett Council: The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council offers a program for boys and young men ages 6 to 21 and young women ages 14 to 21, serving nearly 14,000 in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. For more information, please log on to



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