Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner


Dec 9, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm



Otesaga Resort
60 Lake St
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Location Phone: 607-547-9931


On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council will host its Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown, NY to present its Community Leadership Award to public service honoree Deputy Jim Mateunas

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 to which they are held by their colleagues.

The dinner will be at the Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown and begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 PM. Dinner and Program at 6:45 PM. A silent auction with a variety of items donated by area businesses will also be available.

Individual tickets are $125; tables of eight available for $1,000 and include a quarter-page recognition in the event program.

$5,000 Leadership Sponsor

  • Two tables of eight, presenter and recognition at dinner, full-page program ad in all Council events and logo placement in weekly eNewsletter for 12 months, recognition on social media, listing on Donor Wall of Honor in Council HQ

$2,500 Gold Sponsor

  • One table of eight (priority seating) and full-page program ad

$1,500 Silver Sponsor

  • A table of eight and half-page program ad

$1,000 Bronze Sponsor

  • A table of eight, quarter-page program ad, recognition at dinner

For those who cannot attend but would like to publish a message of congratulations in our program booklet:

  • $500.00 for a full-page color ad, 300 dpi, 5” wide x 8” tall
  • $300.00 for a half-page color ad, 300 dpi, 5” wide x 3 ¾ tall
  • $150.00 for a quarter page color ad, 300 dpi, 2 ¾” wide x 3 ¾” tall

Contact James Hastie for program or sponsorship information

Email- james.hastie@scouting.org 

Phone- (315) 735-4437 Ext. 223


Deputy Jim Mateunas

A 1993 graduate Cooperstown Central School, Deputy Mateunas was a Varsity football basketball baseball player as well as a participant in the American Legion Boys State. In 1993 Deputy Mateunas was elected Student Council President . He then went on to Paul Smith’s College. Here he graduated with an AAS Ecology and Environmental Technology

Always active in the BSA as a youth from the 1980s to early 1990s; Deputy Mateunas earned rank of Life Scout. As a member of the OA, Scouting’s Honor Society, he attained the rank of Brotherhood. Deputy Mateunas also enjoyed spending summers at Crumhorn mountain, were he worked as an assistant on the rifle range one summer, then as Quartermaster the following summer.

In 2000 He married his wife Donna, and together they have a son Aaron( 22 years old) and a daughter Andrea(19 years old) . The same year he was hired as a Corrections Officer at Otsego County Sheriffs Office. In 2007 he was Promoted to Deputy Sheriff.

In 2019, Deputy Mateunas was injured in the line of Duty when his Patrol Car was Struck head on by a fleeing suspect.

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