Former Speaker of the House John Boehner will be honored by the Dan Beard Council with its 2016 Spirit of Scouting Award at a banquet Thursday at the Oscar Event Center.
The banquet, which is a fundraising event for the Boy Scouts of America’s Fort Hamilton District, recognizes individuals of “outstanding character” or those “who embody the Scout oath and law.”
According to the Dan Beard Council, Boehner, a West Chester Twp. Republican who resigned from Congress in October 2015, was chosen as the 2016 Spirit of Scouting Award recipient "in recognition of his outstanding service to this nation and to the local region."
Boehner was first elected to Congress in 1990 and worked his way through the leadership ranks and was sworn in as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2011, the first Ohioan to be Speaker of the House since Nicholas Longworth left the position some 80 years earlier in 1931.