Spring 2010 Giving Network Agency of the Year, Canton Branch

Agency: Welch Insurance Agency, Marietta, Ohio
Donation: Boy Scouts of America, Allohak Council

Agent Kevin Welch of Marietta, Ohio, was honored for his commitment to volunteerism with the Boy Scouts of America. Kevin has served as a Scout Master mentoring young scouts for more than 15 years.

“It’s very rewarding to watch a scout grow into a strong leader,” said Welch. “The work we do with the scouts is so rewarding and we’re especially thrilled that this $2,500 donation will help build a new Boy Scout lodge that will benefit many young people for years to come.”

The new lodge being built by the Allohak Council is being constructed entirely by volunteers with all donations being used to purchase materials. The Allohak Council serves 17 counties of scouts in West Virginia and Ohio.