Distinguished Citizen

2024 Distinguished Citizen

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Location: Gladstones Long Beach
330 S Pine Ave LB 90802

Time: Reception 6pm, Program at 7pm



For 2024 Eagle Scouts & Parents

2024 Eagles RSVP here

2023 Event Photos:

Distinguished Citizen 2023

Sponsor Information

Sponsor PackagesAmountDetails
Platinum Sponsor$10,000two full page ads, website & social media logos, unlimited guests
Gold Sponsor$5,000one full page, website & social media logos, unlimited guests
Silver Sponsor$3,500half page, website & social media logos, 4 tickets
Bronze Sponsor$2,500quarter page, website & social media logos, 2 tickets
Table Sponsor$1,750listing sponsor, 2 tickets
Individual TicketsAmount 
Attend + Sponsor an Eagle$250 each1 ticket + sponsor an Eagle
Tickets$100 each 
Ad Sponsors Only PDF Format
Full page ad$1,5005″ x 8″ vertical
Half page ad$7505″ x 4″ horizonal
Quarter page ad$5002.5″ x 4″ vertical
Hors d’oeuvres$5,000 

What is the Distinguished Citizen Reception?

The Distinguished Citizen Reception recognizes community leaders who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their everyday lives, in their workplace, and in their spheres of influence

Proceeds from the reception help thousands of youth to gain confidence, life skills, and leadership abilities. All youth are local to the greater Long Beach area. 

Fore more information please contact Marc Bonner via email 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

2021 Event Photos:

Distinguished Citizen Reception 2021

Previous recipients are a distinguished group and include the following: 

2023: Dawn McIntosh, Long Beach City Attorney

2022: Dr. Robert A. Nagourney, M.D.

2021: Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna

2020: event postponed due to pandemic

2019: 100 Years of Scouting in Long Beach

2018: Farmers & Merchants Bank & Justin Rudd

2017: The Port of Long Beach & Steve Goodling

2016: Dr. Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach Recognition Video (3:14)

2015: Moffatt & Nichol Recognition Video (4:54)

2014: Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell & Fire Chief Mike DuRee Recognition Video (5:18)

2013: BNSF Railway Recognition Video (3:47)

2012: Chris Lytle, Executive Director – Port of Long Beach

2011: Ron Litzinger, President – Southern California Edison

2010: Bob Foster, Mayor of Long Beach

2009: BP West Coast Products | Valero

2008: Dr. Mike Walter

2007: Dave Ellis & the Long Beach Fire Department | Keesal Young & Logan

2006: Richard D. Steinke | The Virginia County Club

2005: Carnival Corporation & The Long Beach Cruise Terminal | Gerald R. Miller

2004: Dr. E Jan Kehoe | Dr. Robert C. Maxon | Christopher J. Steinhouser | Marine Terminals Corporation

2003: Anthony Batts | The Press-Telegram | JetBlue Airways

2002: Dr. Carl Cohn, Superintendent LBUSD | Carmen O. Perez

2001: The Boeing Company | Joseph F. Prevratil

2000: Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority | Supervisor Don Knabe

1999: MAERSK | Christopher R. Pook

1998: ARCO | Samuel A. “Skip” Keesal, Jr.

1997: Mayor Beverly O’Neill | Port of Long Beach

1994: Dwayne Lee | John J. Van Gels

1993: P. Barry Baldwin | John E. Bryson

1992: James C. Hankla | George B. Marshall

1991: John C. Wallace | Tay Yoshitani

1990: Captain Shinta Asami | Governor George Deukmejian