PALMDALE – Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford was presented with the prestigious North Star Award from the Boy Scouts of America for distinguished service to youth at the Feb. 6 City Council meeting.
Ledford was presented with a certificate and the medal by Bill Norris, Advancement Chairman of the Antelope Valley District of the Boy Scouts of America and Troop 444, and George “Bud” Reams.
“Mayor Ledford is a great supporter of scouting in the Antelope Valley,” Norris said. “He’s always had a good word about scouting, and has said many times that ‘I wish every boy in the Antelope Valley were a scout. I know it would be an even better place to live.’”
“In these past 22 two years you have attended numerous award dinners, Cub Scout functions and Eagle Scout presentations,” Norris continued. “We really appreciate it.”
According to Reams, the presentation of the North Star Award was the first time it has been presented by the Western Los Angeles County Council and in the State of California.
(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)