New Eagles/Old Eagles and velcro for Don!
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Thu, 25 Mar 1993 20:48:00 MST
Congrads to Scott and Aaron!
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a birthday party I
went to last night. It was for Otis H. Chidester and it was his 90th
Birthday. Ok so what is so special about a 90th birthday party? People
have them every day.
Otis is one of only six Scouters to have more than 80 years of active
membership in the Boy Scouts of America. That's fairly remarkable
considering BSA is only 82.
On April 5th, Otis will receive the DISTINGUISHED EAGLE SCOUT AWARD. This
award is given to Eagle Scouts who have distinguished themselves over a
lifetime (as I understand the award). Otis is the Founder, Curator, and
Benefactor of the Otis H. Chidester Scout Museum of Southern Arizona and if
you meet him you would swear he was not a day over 75 (well maybe 80). He
is still very active. Last year he drove himself to my younger Sons Eagle
Scout Court of Honor.
He is also the Council historian and has been for the last thirty years!
(and I have only been in Scouting for 25 years...)
If anyone wants to offer congraduations to Otis, send them directly to my
E-mail below. I will deliver them on April 5, 1993. I know he will be
glad to get them.
S-mail can be sent to Otis Chidester, Othis H. Chidester Scout Museum of
Southern Arizona, Inc.
1937 E. Blacklidge Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85719.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City