Annual Special Events

Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner (DCAD)

2024 Event Information COMING SOON!

The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes extraordinary leadership in the Worcester county area of central Massachusetts. Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts. Highlighting the example of noteworthy citizens helps to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.

We are pleased to announce the 2023 honorees of the Distinguished Citizen Award are Barbara Mahoney, President and CEO of Leominster Credit Union, and Dr. Richard Lapidus, President of Fitchburg State University.

Event details and online registration HERE

View the list of past recipients of this award

Investment in Leadership Golf Classic

Monday August 5, 2024

The Investment in Leadership Golf Classic has a long and proud history, running for 41 years in Worcester county. This fundraiser brings together Central Massachusetts business and community leaders to participate in an outstanding event for a worthy cause. Last year, over $50,000 was raised in support of youth development programs, and we look forward to eclipsing that amount in 2024.

Join us on Monday August 5th at Shining Rock Golf Club. Sponsors, foursomes and individual golfers are all welcome. Check out our 2024 Event Page for information. Tournament has sold out in recent history; secure your spot now!

2024 Event Flyer Coming Soon

Sporting Clays Classic - 3rd Annual

Tuesday June 20, 2023

Heart of New England Council Sporting Clays Classic is a premier event for shooting sports participants. Whether you are a lifelong firearms enthusiast or a newcomer to shooting sports, this outing will provide you and your guests a safe and enjoyable day in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Teams will maneuver through scenic sporting clays course at Addieville East Farm.

Click Event Page for sponsorship opportunities and registration. Contact Mark.Barbernitz@scouting.org to learn more.

Download the Event Brochure