Leadership Dinner

On October 18th at the Utica Radisson, the BSA Leatherstocking Council will once again host its Leadership Dinner. This year, our Community Leadership Award Business Honoree is Albert Pylinski, Jr. of NYCM Insurance and our Public Service Honoree is Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.

The BSA Community Leadership Award is presented to those who exemplify, in their daily lives, the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law.  The recipients are chosen for their outstanding community service as evidenced by the interest and leadership given to many worthwhile organizations as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.

  • 6:00PM - Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and registration, acoustic guitars and singers made possible by Big Blue North Recording Studio
  • 7:00PM – Dinner and program begin (master of ceremonies, Steven McMurray of WKTV NewsChannel2)

Proceeds from the dinner help provide character development programs and leadership skills training to approximately 4,000 young men and women across Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties (more than 25% of these Scouts are from low-income families).

Individual Tickets are $125.00; tables of eight are available for $1,000; sponsorships range from $1,500 to $5,000 and include program ads as well as a variety of other benefits including event signage, recognition in our eNewsletter, quarterly print newsletter, annual calendar, Facebook and LinkedIn, etc. For more information on sponsorship, or if you would like to be seated with or near someone at the dinner, please call (315)735-4437, ext. 223.

Sponsors - as of September 20th


  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • NYCM Insurance
  • Fiber Instrument Sales


  • Fastrac Markets
  • New York Sash
  • Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig
  • The Oneonta Daily Star
  • The Utica Observer Dispatch
  • Big Blue North Recording Studio
  • Central New York Business Journal


  • Adirondack Bank Financial Services
  • Bank of Utica 
  • Greater Utica Magazine
  • James Jordan Associates Architects
  • Jean Hastie, in memory of Dr. Jack Horn
  • NBT Bank
  • The Hartford 
  • The Matt Law Firm 
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Carbone Auto Group
  • Chester's Flower Shop and Greenhouses