Boy Scouts Honor Mandrell

Monday, July 10th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America will award its highest honor to country singer Louise Mandrell.

Mandrell, who helped raise more than $1 million for the scouts, will receive the Silver Buffalo Award at her theater in Pigeon Forge on Tuesday. Previous winners include Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Walt Disney and President Ford.

The Boy Scouts, based in Irving, Texas, aim to build character and foster citizenship in young men through outdoor activities, achievement programs and mentoring.

``It is people like Louise Mandrell that share their talents and energies with our organization that make scouting possible for the youth of America,'' said spokesman Mike Hoover.

Mandrell, who is the sister of country star Barbara Mandrell, has entertained at many scouting events including the National Jamboree. Since 1994, she has hosted the annual Louise Mandrell Celebrity Shoot in Nashville, which benefits the scouting program in Middle Tennessee.

Mandrell scored hits in the 1980s with ``Save Me'' and ``Maybe My Baby.''