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Rocky Bleier to Headline Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast

Rocky Bleier to Headline Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast
Rocky Bleier to Headline Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast
Rocky Bleier to Headline Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast
Four-Time Super Bowl Champion, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart Recipient

Virginia Beach, Va. – Rocky Bleier, U.S. Army veteran and former Pittsburgh Steeler, will be the keynote speaker at the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Annual Leadership Breakfast. The event will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at 7:15 AM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.


Bleier earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his courageous U.S. Army service during the height of the Vietnam War. Wounded in ambush, Bleier was barely able to walk when he returned home.


Two years later, Bleier overcame the odds and earned his place as the starting running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Steelers, he won four Super Bowls (IX, X, XIII, and XIV).


A member of Boy Scouts as a youth, Bleier said, “Being out, being involved and doing things with their hands and getting in groups where they interact with one another, that’s what Scouting does. It helps our youth to be better-rounded as they go through a growth period. It’s not only the creation of leadership but also responsibility, understanding what a community is about, hard work, and due diligence in getting the job done.”


The Tidewater Council Boy Scouts of America’s Annual Leadership Breakfast honors and supports the efforts of thousands of volunteers who provide a quality year-round Scouting program to youth in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. All proceeds from the event remain local. Please contact Dr. Susan Miley-Petrehn for information about attending the event or sponsoring a table at 757-284-0796 or susan.miley-petrehn@scouting.org.


About Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America
Tidewater Council is the 5th oldest Boy Scouts of America council in the United States, established in 1911. Today, the Council serves approximately 4,300 youth and 2,100 adult volunteers in the Virginia cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, and the North Carolina counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans. More information about Tidewater Council is available by visiting www.tidewaterbsa.com, emailing james.parnell@scouting.org, or calling 757-497-2688.


About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, helping young people be “Prepared. For Life®.” The Scouting organization comprises more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.

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