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Boy Scouts To Honor David and Lelia Farr, 2016 Eagle Scouts

April 26, 2017

More than 700 Boy Scouts earned the rank of Eagle in 2016. These Scouts will be honored for their achievement during the sixth annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on May 2 at the Chase Park Plaza. The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will also honor David and Lelia Farr with the 2017 Soaring Eagle Award.

The Soaring Eagle Award is presented annually to community leaders who exemplify the Scout Law through their dedication, contributions, and passion for the community and Scouting. David, the CEO of Emerson, and his wife Lelia, a retired managing director with Price Waterhouse, have been active in a wide range of civic and charitable organizations in St. Louis.

David and Lelia Farr

The Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner is expected to draw about 650 Scouts, parents, and supporters. To date, the event has raised more than $650,000 for local Scouting. Money raised introduces thousands of youth in the St. Louis region to experiences that grow and foster self-confidence, respect, leadership, and service. These programs are designed to inspire, build character and instill the values that boys and girls need to succeed today.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. More than 700 young men earned the rank of Eagle in 2016. Boy Scouts must earn 21 merit badges, serve in several troop leadership positions and display leadership by conducting a community service project. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council is grateful for the support of the following Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner sponsors:

Distinguished Eagle Sponsors Eagle with Palms Sponsors Eagle Sponsors Life Sponsors
Emerson Bank of Washington / L.B. and Bonnie Eckelkamp US Bank


James and Lynne Turley
AT&T Ambassador and Mrs. Sam Fox J.P. Morgan BurkHill Real Estate/Mark and Pat Burkhart
Centene Charitable Foundation John and Jean Saunders August A. Busch III
FleishmanHillard Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer
The Steward Family Foundation / World Wide Technology Ameren Boeing
Citi Bryan Cave
Edward Jones Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Express Scripts
Guarantee Electrical Co.
TW Constructors
Wells Fargo Advisors