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Boy Scouts of America

Nicholas J. Masucci, Louis Berger board chairman, was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for his outstanding contributions to New Jersey scouts and for exemplifying BSA values of leadership, personal responsibility and civic duty. 

Masucci accepted the award during the annual Distinguished Citizen Award dinner held by the BSA’s Northern and Central New Jersey Council. The award reception also raised funds to support scouting in Northern and central New Jersey, with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for New Jersey’s at-risk inner city youth.

BSA’s commitment to exposing more young people to STEM echoes Louis Berger’s own STEM education-focused initiatives in New Jersey. In 2013, the firm, in collaboration with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), helped fund the development of the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), which aims to foster greater appreciation for science and technology among high school students.

Each year, BSA councils nationwide host Distinguished Citizen Awards dinners to recognize the extraordinary contributions and civic service of leaders across the U.S. The Distinguished Citizen Award is bestowed upon individuals who best exemplify BSA values of leadership, personal responsibility and civic duty.