KOA's Jim Rogers Earns Top Scouting Honor
Jim Rogers, CEO and chairman of Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), was recently presented with the prestigious Silver Antelope Award by the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America, according to a news release.
Rogers, who has led KOA since 2000, is an Eagle Scout who has remained active in Scouting his entire adult life. He currently serves as the president for the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America. There are 10 Eagle Scouts within two generations of the Rogers family, including all three of Rogers’ sons.
The Silver Antelope Award is presented by the Boy Scouts of America to a registered adult member for outstanding service to youth within one of the four regions of the Boy Scouts of America organization. The award is presented to those who make a significant contribution to the Scouting program at a regional level.
In the Western Region of Boy Scouts of America, Rogers has served as regional president, vice president of finance and was a member of the Nominating Committee. He has also served on the National Executive Committee, National Council Solutions Group Committee and the National Brand Management Support Committee.
Rogers received the Silver Antelope Award May 28 at the Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
"Our country and our young people need examples of great leaders and community servants like Jim Rogers," said Tom Fitzgibbon, Western Region Director of the Boy Scouts of America. "Service to others is at the core of what it means to be a Scout, and this award is our way of honoring individuals like Jim who live this principle every day."
Kampgrounds of America, which sponsored the USA Olympic Bobsled Team during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, also sponsored Men's Bobsled Team Captain and Eagle Scout Stephen Holcomb to attend the Dallas meeting. Holcomb spoke to the group prior to the awards ceremony.
In 2002, Rogers was also honored with the Distinguished Eagle Award by the Boy Scouts of America.
He and his wife, Sandy, live in Reno, Nev. Rogers and his wife will also attend the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary Jamboree in Washington, D.C., where Rogers will serve as a camp leader.