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SPRINGFIELD — Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented the Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) its annual North Star Award recognizing distinguished service to youth in the community.

The North Star Award recognizes a company or individual that makes a significant difference toward improving the lives of local youth. Tecumseh Council serves 3,800 youth in Greene, Clark, Champaign, Clinton and Logan counties. Tecumseh Council operates a 400-acre year round camp that serves more than 12,500 youth from many area youth groups including Girl Scouts, DARE drug prevention, Junior ROTC, local schools, churches and many other youth serving agencies.

“Dayton Power & Light Company is true friend to Scouting and our community,” said Tecumseh Council Executive Director James Nolan.

Over the past five years, the DP&L Foundation and the Dayton Power and Light Company have been instrumental in helping Tecumseh Council build a stronger program to serve youth in the community. The DP&L Foundation sponsored Tecumseh Council’s annual “Scouting for Food Drive” in 2013 and 2014 which resulted in more than 180,000 pounds of non-perishable food items collected for local pantries.

Generous contributions were made to purchase mountain bikes for Camp Birch and sponsor science and technology training at summer camp. In addition, DP&L serves as a major sponsor for the annual golf outing which helps fund the organization during the low cash flow period of August.

Since the company’s formation in 1911, DP&L has been a proud partner in the Dayton Region. DP&L employees generously give their time, talents and treasure to make a difference in the communities where they live, volunteer and work. The DP&L Foundation and The Dayton Power and Light Company donate more than $2 million annually to the community.

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