Professor Emeritus of Social Work, Stan Frager PhD, was honored recently by the Boy Scouts of America with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award for outstanding service by an adult individual in the development of scouting for youth. Honorees are selected to receive this prestigious award based on their contributions as advocates seeking to improve at-risk conditions affecting America’s youth and communities.”
The award reads: “In memory of the works of Whitney M. Young, Jr., this award is presented to Stan Frager for unselfish service to the youth of America. Scouting’s greatest challenge, the unfinished task of making real the dream of justice and equality for all.
Dr. Frager’s leadership in the community has been invaluable. He serves as a member of the Council Scoutreach Committee, and is a Troop Committee member of Troop 30 at The Temple. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 30 for 24 years, and has been involved with Scouting for over 50 years. He is on the Lincoln Heritage Council Executive Board Committee, and Assistant Advancement Chairmen of the Council.
As a member of the Scoutreach Committee, he has been influential and committed to getting Boy Scouts in low income areas and partnering Scoutreach units with more experienced units. Dr. Frager has helped to make sure that any youth who is interested in joining the Boy Scouts of America is not turned away for any reason.
Dr. Frager has educated adult volunteers, parents and the community, by helping them understand scouting’s purpose, value, and relevance to the urban community. His personal involvement has made a lasting impact on the program and the lives of countless people.
Dr. Frager has worked the past six years in helping the Army reduce and prevent suicide. In addition, he is a talk show host on Sunday nights with 970WGTK, focusing on mental health, and is also a psychologist in private practice”.
Dr. Frager is the immediate past president of The Temple Brotherhood.