The Gateway Family YMCA’s CEO, Krystal R. Canady, Receives Good Scout Award

The Boy Scouts of America honored Krystal R. Canady, CEO of The Gateway Family YMCA at the 2nd Annual Springfield-Union Good Scout Award Dinner on March 20, 2019 at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union, NJ.

Canady received the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America Patriot’s Path Council. The event benefits the scouting program and recognizes community leaders.

“I appreciate the recognition and am humbled to be honored by the Boy Scouts of America,” said Canady. “The Gateway Family YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America share similar goals of providing youth development and leadership opportunities while working to strengthen our local community.”

Introducing Canady at the Award Ceremony was YMCA’s Chief Volunteer Officer James Masterson.

“The Y is a mission driven powerful organization of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. Under Krystal’s leadership The Gateway Family YMCA has grown to serve more than 25,000 individuals and families each year, providing programs and services to meet the unique needs of each individual community we serve,” said Masterson.

“I have been proud to be a part of a leading not for profit organization that strengthens the foundations of communities, by offering programs and services in our three pillar areas: For youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” said Canady.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility.

The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes. The Y doesn’t just strengthen bodies – it strengthens people, families and communities.

For more information about programs and services provided by The Gateway Family YMCA, visit

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