Mahfuz to be honored by Scouts

NASHUA – Sy Mahfuz will be honored by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his service to the community and area businesses while exemplifying Scouting values in his daily life.

The Nashua Good Scout Award Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The aims of Scouting are to develop character, to encourage participating citizenship and to promote personal fitness. As a community leader who has worked to foster these attributes in other people through their work and volunteer effort, Mahfuz will be recognized with the Nashua Good Scout Award.

Mahfuz is the president of the Persian Rug Gallery, which has been a mainstay in downtown Nashua for more than 60 years as a family-run business that has focused on customer service.

"The most valuable lesson my dad gave us was his passion for customer service and supporting the community of Nashua," Mahfuz said.

Mahfuz is a major supporter of many organizations in the Nashua area, including the Hunt Community board, the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Count.

He is a past president of the Nashua Rotary Club and a past board member of the YMCA of Greater Nashua, Rivier University, the Nashua Symphony, Nashua Pastoral Care the United Way of Greater Nashua and Great American Downtown.

The Daniel Webster Council is committed to building character, citizenship and personal fitness among youths by focusing on dynamic programs of outdoor activities and leadership training. The Daniel Webster Council serves more than 10,000 youths throughout New Hampshire in almost 500 chartered Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, varsity teams, Venture crews and Explorer posts.

For more information, visit www.nhscouting.org/donate/special-events or call Greg Anthony at 625- 6431.

Submitted by Daniel Webster Council of Boy Scouts of America