The award was presented to Robinson at the May council board meeting by Dr. David Chaffin, NESA chairman for the Cherokee Area Council.
The award is the first of its kind to be presented by the local council.
The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council’s NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level.
Robinson achieved the Eagle rank in 1964 from Troop 118, sponsored by Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens. As an adult he spent 11 years as an assistant scoutmaster at Troop 10 at Broad Street United Methodist Church. He has also held several leadership posts in the Ocoee District and has been a member of the council executive board for many years.
He is a Silver Beaver Award recipient, the council’s highest honor. He designed and then maintained the council website for 11 years. He has been on the National Scout Jamboree medical staff since 1993.
He was assistant chief medical officer for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree and is the deputy chief medical officer for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
Robinson is the past president of the Cleveland Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was Rotarian of the Year in 1998. He has served as president of the Bradley County Medical Society, president of Bradley Memorial Hospital medical staff, president of the Cleveland Community Hospital medical staff, and was a member of the Bradley Memorial Hospital board of trustees.
He has practiced internal medicine in Cleveland since 1977. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
He is a senior aviation medical examiner for the FAA and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Tennessee.
He served 10 years on the Tennessee Smoky Mountain Park Commission from 1985-95.
He is currently SKYWARN coordinator for the Auxiliary Communications Service for Bradley County EMA, a group of amateur radio operators who are weather spotters for the National Weather Service.
He received a commendation from the American Radio Relay League after the tornado outbreak in 2011 and also received a Public Service Award from the ARRL for emergency communications during Hurricane Camille in 1969. He also is a graduate of the Tennessee Master Gardner program and hosts “Health Matters,” a medical TV program on WTNB. He was volunteer webmaster for the Cleveland City Schools for 14 years.
He is a past administrative board chairman of Broad Street United Methodist Church and was lay director for The Walk to Emmaus, Men’s Walk No. 25. He and his wife, Dawn, have four children including three sons who are also Eagle Scouts. They have eight grandchildren.
Robinson is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis.