Boy Scouts Honor Mayor B.H. “Skip” Henderson III at the Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Event

Mar 3, 2023

For Immediate Release:

March 3, 2023

Contact: Stephanie Payne




Boy Scouts Honor Mayor B.H. “Skip” Henderson III at the Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Event


Columbus: The Boy Scouts of America will recognize Mayor Skip Henderson at its annual Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner.  The event will take place Tuesday, May 9th at the Bibb Mill Event Center.


“It has become tradition that each year we honor a local leader for their contribution to our community. This is the first year we are able to return to a typical event structure since the COVID-19 pandemic, which is very exciting,” explained Juan F. Osorio, Boy Scouts of America’s Scout Executive/CEO.


Mayor Henderson served as Post 10 City Councilman for over two decades, including 9 years as chair of the budget committee. He has been active in the community serving as chair of vital organizations such as the Better Business Bureau, March of Dimes, the Kiwanis Club, and other boards and authorities. He and his wife, Karon, serve together on the Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society. Leading with a progressive agenda, the Mayor’s commitment to improving the City of Columbus is unwavering. After winning reelection in May of 2022, Mayor Henderson plans to continue using his experience, perseverance, and passion to serve our community.


“In both his professional and personal life, Skip has been a positive role model for our youth and our community,” added Osorio.  “We are proud to select him for this honor as he represents the core values of Scouting. I sincerely hope you will join us in honoring and celebrating his decades of dedicated service to our community, particularly our youth. This will be a very special evening that you don’t want to miss!”


Proceeds from the dinner go directly to the local Scouting program, a program that serves nearly 1,600 youth in 15 different counties. The Boy Scouts of America instills a strong sense of responsibility and character in today’s youth and encourages them to become leaders in their communities. Tickets are $125 and tables of eight are $1,000. Corporate sponsorships are also available at varying price points.


For more information on the event and to purchase tickets and sponsorships, visit or call (706) 327-2634.  Please email Stephanie Payne, at with questions.


About the Chattahoochee Council: The Chattahoochee 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 Chattahoochee Council offers a program for boys and girls ages 6 to 20, serving nearly 1,600 in West Central Georgia and East Central Alabama.  For more information, please visit or



Yours In Scouting, 


Stephanie Payne | Development Director


Chattahoochee Council #091

1237 First Ave

Columbus, GA 31901

P 706.341.3342  |  F 706.327.3622