Acadian Companies Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag was recently honored by the Southeast Louisiana Council of the Scouts of America. The Council honored Richard with the “Pillars of Scouting” award. The award recognizes those who have supported scouting through philanthropy and volunteerism.

In accepting the award, Richard shared his own Scoutmaster’s profound influence on him as a child growing up in Pennsylvania. He also thanked the 183 Acadian Explorers, across 12 posts in Louisiana, who assist Acadian Ambulance during standbys at numerous events. Many Acadian Explorers continue to a career in Acadian as medics.

Also honored during the event were Patricia C. Denechaud, John F. Heaton, M.D., and Robert Wayne Tracy.