E. C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award

Ed Joullian II and Ed Joullian III

The E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award is named for two men who were champions of Scouting and well-known philanthropists. Edward C. Joullian II served as president of the Last Frontier Council from 1953 to 1954. His son, Edward C. Joullian III, served as president of the Boy Scouts of America from 1982 to 1984 and was awarded the Bronze Wolf for exceptional services to world Scouting.

The award recipient is someone who not only has helped Scouting and our council, but has also earned the respect of the entire community and been successful in their life’s work.


A veteran of World War I, Edward C. Joullian, II began his service to the Last Frontier Council in 1938 when he became Chairman of Cub Scout Pack 2 in Oklahoma City. By 1942, he had been elected to the Last Frontier Council Board of Directors and served as the Council’s National Representative. He held the office of Council President from 1953 to 1954.

Extremely active in business and civic organizations, he served as President of the Downtown Rotary Club and a director of American Fidelity Assurance Corporation. He was a member of the Masons, the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, the Beacon Club, and the American Legion.

Mr. Joullian gave unselfishly of his time, efforts, and money to further the mission of Scouting so that its ideals would reach every boy possible. For his distinguished service to Scouting, he was honored with the Silver Beaver Award in 1956.


A lifelong devotion to Scouting earned Edward C. Joullian, III an international reputation. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 15, he served as President of the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America from 1973 to 1975, as National President of the Boy Scouts of America from 1982 to 1984, and as President of the World Scouting Foundation from 1990 to 1995, the only Oklahoman to this day to have held that position.

Mr. Joullian served as Chairman of the Board of Mustang Fuel Corporation and was heavily involved as a leader in other organizations including American Fidelity Assurance Corporation, Fleming Companies, First National Bank & Trust Company, the State Fair of Oklahoma, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, and Casady School.

His many Scouting honors include being named a Distinguished Eagle Scout, the Silver Buffalo Award, the Silver Beaver Award, and the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, for exceptional services to world Scouting.

Mr. Joullian was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1985.


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