Tom Curzon Honored by Boy Scouts
Tom Curzon, co-chair of Osborn Maledon, P.A.’s business practice, was honored by the Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council with its “Community Impact Award” at its On My Honor Breakfast on April 15, 2019.
In announcing the award, the Boy Scouts Council said Curzon was honored “for his unselfish devotion to serving Arizona’s citizens and leadership in the scouting community.”
Curzon is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and Silver Beaver Award recipient. One of the highlights of his youth was attending the 1969 National Scout Jamboree in Idaho, where he and 35,000 other Scouts watched astronaut Neil Armstrong walk on the moon via a giant outdoor, live screen projection, “an incredible experience,” he remembered.
As an adult, Curzon was previously engaged with Troop 644 in Scottsdale, serving as its Troop Committee Chairman for ten years, and was involved heavily in its leadership and camping programs. Recently, two Grand Canyon Council leaders, Andy Price, CEO, and Lisa Graham Keegan, president of the board, asked Curzon to become involved in the Council's efforts to become more diverse, inclusive and welcoming.
"For me, and I suspect lots of others, Scouting gave me the first, and most significant, early leadership training I had," Curzon said. "The training and the leadership opportunities became important foundations for the rest of my life-professionally and otherwise. Helping our boys and girls have these same opportunities to develop leadership skills early seems like an incredibly worthy endeavor, and I am delighted to help out." Curzon’s legal practice focuses primarily on serving as outside general counsel and trusted and strategic advisor to emerging, growth-oriented companies. He is an active leader in Arizona's entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.