Volunteers on the steering committee for the 3rd Annual 4 Under 40 event are seeking nominations from the public through June 15 for the 4 Under 40 award. The committee will honor individuals who live or work in Martin County for their commitment and contributions both professionally and personally. Anyone is welcome to nominate more than one individual in any given year.


The criteria to be nominated for the award is the nominee must live or work in Martin County and be at least 18 years old and not yet 40 by the date of the event. “Those being nominated often don’t have extensive resumes that contain years of service and work experience,” says Erik Karre, District Director for the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. “The people being nominated may just be in their first or second career or may just be getting started getting involved in their community. They don’t often have the lifetime of service to their community that say a 60- or 70-year-old would have. The 4 Under 40 award is a way to recognize, motivate, and encourage these and other young people


The 4 Under 40 award provides the Twin Valley Council with the opportunity to honor the leaders living, working, and volunteering around us and to demonstrate to younger generations, the qualities great leaders possess, all while raising funds to directly support the Council’s outreach programs in Martin County. These programs include STEM programming, training of Scouting leaders, camperships to send Scouts to camp, local unit and program support, camping operations at Cedar Point Scout Camp, and more.


Nominations can be submitted at www.twinvalleybsa.org/4under40 and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Nominations will be accepted through June 15, 2022. The public is welcome to


After selecting the recipients of the honor for 2023, the steering committee will hold a reception open to the public on March 23rd, 2023. Past recipients include:

2021 – Ben Landsteiner, Laura Olsen, Kaleena Wiens, Blake Potthoff

2022 – Hubble Werre, Linsey Preuss, Stephanie Busiahn, and Jen Kahler


For questions about 4 Under 40, contact Erik Karre at 308.440.2641 or erik.karre@scouting.org.