Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Freeport resident George N. Boulukos on receiving the prestigious Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
The Silver Buffalo Award, scouting’s highest commendation, is a national award for distinguished service to youth. It is awarded only to individuals who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth on a national level.
“George Boulukos has devoted 60 years of his life to scouting, promoting the ideals it stands for, and serving as a mentor for young scouts. He is more than worthy to join the elite class of individuals who have earned this prestigious award. I congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and thank him for his many years of service,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Mr. Boulukos, who was born and raised in Merrick, is the first Greek-American to receive this prestigious award. He joins an elite group of recipients, including: Charles Lindbergh, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, Walt Disney, General Colin Powell, Bill Gates, and 14 United States presidents.
Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he presents George Boulukos (left) with a copy of the Senate Resolution he sponsored in recognition of his earning the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America.