By Julia Thompson
Oct 18, 2018

Meet the 2018 Distinguished Eagle Scout Award Recipients

Every year we honor outstanding men in our community at a recognition event called the Celebration of Eagles. Adult Eagle Scouts who have gone to create change above and beyond their communities and have made a national and international impact are nominated for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

These men have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community, and beliefs, at great sacrifice to themselves and their families. At the Celebration of Eagles, each recipient will receive recognition worthy of their accomplishments.

In this part of our series highlighting the 2018 Celebration of Eagles awardees, we will take a deeper dive into this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

John Curtis

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Congressman Curtis was born in 1960 in Salt Lake City and earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1973. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in business management. He and his wife Sue have six children.

In his career, Curtis has distinguished himself in both business and public service. As the COO of Action Target, Curtis rapidly expanded business operations. Under his leadership, Action Target built some of the world’s largest shooting ranges, including facilities for the FBI and United States Secret Service.

Curtis left Action Target in 2010 to serve two terms as the mayor of Provo, Utah’s second largest metropolitan area, winning the office on a platform of safety, prosperity, and unity. During his tenure, Curtis was recognized for his commitment to citizen engagement and averaged an approval rating of 93%. Since his successful run for the United States House of Representatives in 2017, Curtis has served as the representative for Utah’s third congressional district.

In addition to his extensive volunteer service in Scouting, Curtis has also served on multiple volunteer boards and councils and is always striving to improve his community.

Bradley Rencher

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Brad is fueled by collaboration and challenges the definition of marketing as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Experience at Adobe.

In 1977 Brad earned his Eagle Scout Award and went on to earn his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and completed his undergraduate work in finance at Brigham Young University. When he’s not busy hammering out creative solutions, Rencher can be found hammering the pedals of his road bike through the Utah mountains.

He lives in Utah with his wife Sara and their three children. In addition to his volunteer service in Scouting, Rencher actively advocates on various boards for education, STEM, and the Arts.

Congratulations to this year’s Distinguished Eagle Scouts!

For more information about this event, click here.

To attend the event click here.


Author: Julia Thompson | BA in English from BYU | Fund Development and Marketing Specialist | Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council

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