The Sequoyah Council, Boy Scouts of America honored James P. Rogers with the Silver Eagle Award at its annual Silver Eagle Dinner at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon, Va., on Dec. 5.
Rogers is chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of Eastman Chemical Co.
He is an Eagle Scout, a longtime member of the council executive board as well as a past president of the council, which serves 16 counties in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The award, which is given for outstanding financial support of the council, was presented by Congressman Phil Roe.
Retired Lt. Gen. Frederick McCorkle, USMC, served as the keynote speaker for the crowd of more than 185.
The dinner served as the kickoff for the council’s 2012 Friends of Scouting campaign and more than $343,000 was raised.
Tommy Burleson, president of Burleson Construction Co., served as overall chairman and master of ceremonies.
District coordinators were: Brian Miller (Warriors Path), Alan Corley (Nolachuckey), Jim Baxter (Buffalo Mountain), Andy Dyer (Ocanosta), Chris Mitchell (Breaks), Vaughn Grove (Pellissippi), Robbie Boggs (Lonesome Pine) and Bob McGough (Trailblazer).
Past recipients of the Silver Eagle Award include: Bruce Cunningham, Boyd Fowler, Robert C. Hart, H.A. Street, Frank Leonard, Wallace Alley, Jim Powell, Jim McGlothlin, Woodrow McGlothlin, Joe Lawson Sr., Ken Brumit, John Paty Jr., Jack Smith, Lewis Wexler Sr., Jack Arnold, John Tickle, John Matney, Clyde Stacy, Jeff Byrd, J.D. Nicewonder, John Gregory, J. Thomas Fowlkes, Dick Green, Michael “Mickey” McGlothlin, Martin Alley and Don Nicewonder.