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Congratulating Ned Gold

Floor Speech

By: Tim Ryan
By: Tim Ryan
Date: Nov. 19, 2020
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. RYAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Ned Gold, of Warren, Ohio, who earlier this year was awarded the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor, the Silver Buffalo Award.

Mr. Gold, who has been in Scouting for more than 70 years, was one of 14 to be honored nationally this year. The Silver Buffalo Award is the distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. It is awarded for extraordinary service to youth on a national level.

Ned has spent countless hours contributing to the work of Scouting, including helping to found the Philmont Staff Association, which supports the Philmont Scout Ranch, the largest youth camp in the world, located in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Additionally, Ned is credited with bringing a 450-piece fine art collection, which includes 65 scouting-themed paintings by Norman Rockwell, out of storage and on exhibit at the Medici Museum of Art in my Congressional District.

Outside of Scouting, Mr. Gold has greatly contributed to the Mahoning Valley community. I am unaware of any other lawyer who devotes as much pro-bono time in our community as Ned. Through his dedicated work with Trumbull 100, our primary civic organization, Mr. Gold has made significant contributions to the economic development within our community. Ned has also led organized movements in our community to honor our veterans and shelter animals through the Animal Welfare League.

In short, Ned cares for his community and uses his devotion to Scouting's principles for the betterment of our community. I am very proud to have known Ned for many years through my brother Alan, who served as an attorney in Ned's former law firm, and through Ned's son Greg, who was my high school classmate.

I ask that you all join me in congratulating Ned for receiving this distinguished award and thanking him for his service to the communities I represent.