Boy Scouts P.R. Council Presents 2016 Distinguished Citizen
Camaraderie, celebration and great pride for the movement they represent reigned at the presentation before local press of the Boy Scouts Puerto Rico Council’s 2016 Distinguished Citizen. This year, the honor was bestowed upon engineer José Domingo Pérez Muñiz, who was accompanied at the activity by his wife, son and friends. Waleska
Rivera, the 2015 Distinguished Citizen, talked about the importance of this recognition and had high praise for this year’s selection. Rivera congratulated Pérez Muñiz, along with Distinguished Citizens from previous years such as attorney Héctor Mayol and Marcos Vidal.
The proud recipient of this recognition spoke to Caribbean Business and expressed the pride he felt, more so because he was once a Boy Scout and even reached the highest level in the organization, Eagle Scout.
“It is a special feeling, a recognition that touches the core of any citizen in any country,” Pérez Muñiz said. “But for one who participated in the Scout movement when [he was] barely beginning his adolescence, it has a double meaning because one sees that the things upon which one has based his principles, values and life since he was young have borne fruit, and not only are they adequate for one’s self, but also adequate or valued by the rest of the community and citizens.”
Pérez Muñiz, who presides over the Caribe Tecno company, was also part of the staff of Camp Guajataka for some decades, and does not tire in promoting the Scout movement.
“Scouting is an organization for forming citizens, where from the earliest stages, the importance of being a good citizen at home is taught, of taking part in the day-to-day chores, and from there it evolves into being a good citizen in the community, adding to the neighborhood, the municipality and eventually being a good citizen in the complete sense of the word, a good citizen in the nation,” Pérez Muñiz said.
Engineer José “Pepe” Izquierdo, the Gala chairman, invited all present to commit themselves to the council’s fundraising campaign. The activity was held at the Bodega de Méndez, and the Distinguished Citizen Gala Dinner will take place May 21 at the Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel. For more information, call 787-790-0323.