Scouts Salute Sonny

G. V. Sonny Montgomery was the recipient of the Boy Scouts' Distinguished Citizen Award Tuesday night.

The Choctaw Area Council Boys Scouts of America made Montgomery the first to receive the honor and named the 2004 Eagle Scout class in his honor.

Proceeds from the Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner held in Montgomery's honor will be used to expand efforts of the Choctaw Area Council, Boy Scouts of America in bringing "value-based leadership and character development programs of scouting" to low-income and rural youths and to grow the council's endowment fund.