|By Rochelle Moore, The Wilson Daily Times, N.C.|
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Farmer, the chief financial insurance executive officer at BB&T, has been involved in scouting for the past 16 years in a variety of ways, including his role in leading Scouts on a 15-day backpack hike at the
Farmer has served as the chairman of the
"He is a natural leader and someone you immediately respect and he's just fun to be around," Gibbs said.
Farmer was honored during the
"We all know the Scout Law and we all believe that following this formula leads to being one of the outstanding individuals in the community -- the one who serves, the one who leads and the one who models for others to follow," said
"The movies recently have been inundated with super heroes such as Captain America, Superman, Spider-Man, Thor and Batman," Tomlin said. "I like superheroes, but the real heroes today are those people who can meet the challenges of everyday life with honesty and integrity.
"One thing about my dad is he never quit," Farmer said. "If I had to pick one thing you taught me, it's determination.
"This is a well-deserving award and if there was a way that I could give out an honorary Eagle Scout award, I would definitely give it to you because you have deserved it after all your years of helping and experience."
After receiving the award, Farmer shared how much scouting has meant to his life and also encouraged continued financial support.
"For the past 16 years, scouting has been a big part of not only my life but also my family's life and I wouldn't change one thing about it," he said. "Scouting has given me more than I've given scouting. I've witnessed young men grow to become good leaders."
Farmer, a native of
He serves on the board of the
Former Good Scout Award recipients, many who attended the event, include
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