Scoutmaster honor for many years of service

 

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14 year veteran Scoutmaster gives pointers to new Scoutmaster

14 year veteran Scoutmaster gives pointers to new Scoutmaster

On August 30, 2008 Scoutmaster Rob Rowe of Eagle Point Troop 48, after 14 years (5332 days) officially handed over the reins to a new Scoutmaster.

Rob took on the role as Scoutmaster for just a few weeks, until a “real” Scoutmaster could be found. Turns out the Council had found a “real” Scoutmaster and his name was Rob Rowe. Rowe started with 3 boys is his Troop, today he hands over nearly 40. Eagle Point has one of the largest, most active Troops in all of the Crater Lake Council.

 

Over the years Rob has had the privilege of working with 211 youth in Eagle Point. He has seen 19 of these youth earn the highest rank a boy can earn in Scouts and that is Eagle. That number is well over the average of 2.5 percent of boys nationwide to earn this rank. These numbers do not come easy. Rowe has gone on 281 campouts with these boys over the years; he has had numerous headaches, but even more exciting adventures that he will never forget and neither will the boys who got to go along. He has taken young men on many hikes, some which were 50 miles or more and they have carried everything they would need along with them. Rowe has seen many of our children go from small boys to responsible young men. Many lessons have been learned along the way, one of which is it rains 40% of the time on weekends in Oregon, unless you are camping and then it rains 80% of the time. Rain or shine, it did not matter. Scoutmaster Rob and the boys had some serious camping to do.

Scoutmaster Rob has given a great number of years to our boys in Eagle Point, I am sure his influence upon them will be seen around this town for many years to come. I am very grateful for what he has done with his time not only for my own sons but for those of many families in our area. Thank-you Rob for your generous donation of time and effort to our youth you will not be forgotten.

By Kathy Sell

of the Independent

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