Dr. RAYMOND V. BIONDO
2002 SILVER BUFFALO AWARD
Physician, Educator, Dutiful Scouter
Acting as chairman of the National medical Explorer Committee is only one way in which Dr. Raymond V. Biondo has volunteered his time and professional expertise to Scouting. Dr. Biondo currently serves on the National Scoutreach Committee, Advisory Committee to the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and as a national Council member-at-large. He has served as a member of the National Exploring Committee for 15 years, among numerous other positions.
His exemplary service to Scouting has been recognized with the William H. Spurgeon III Award for Distinguished Service to Youth, Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award, the Shofar Award from the National Jewish Committee on Scouting, and the Torch of Gold Award for Distinguished Service to Youth with Disabilities, among numerous other awards on the national, regional, and local levels.
Now retired from solo private practice, Dr. Biondo has also contributed to academia. He has been associated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences since 1961, fulfilling a long-time appointment as assistant clinical professor of dermatology. His civic service, which encompasses work with the Medical Camps of Arkansas, the Arkansas Kidney Disease Commission, and the Central Arkansas Veterans Heatlthcare System, has garnered Dr. Biondo numerous recognitions including the Volunteer Action Award Card presented by the White House, the Governor's Volunteer Excellence Award, and the Special Contribution Award for Unselfish Service to Veterans from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Reproduced from the 2002 Silver Buffalo booklet.