Passing of an Indianhead Scouter
Todd N. Tingblad (TINGBLTN@CNSVAX.UWEC.EDU)
Mon, 15 May 1995 08:53:37 -0500
In my post today about the LaCroix District Scout Expo, I noted that we had a
lot of rain on Saturday. Friday, it was raining too as we learned of the
passing of Bob Plante that very morning. Bob had a massive heart attack and
passed very quicky. Bob was an important part of Indianhead Scouting since
he started at age 14 as part of the staff at the Council's summer camp now
known as Fred C. Andersen Scout Reservation.
Bob was the Wood Craving Merit Badge Counselor at Tomahawk Scout Reservation
for two years. We all enjoyed Bob's hobby of wood carving at camp,
Show-An-Do's, Pow-Wows, and at the Indianhead booth at the Minnesota State
I first met Bob at the 1981 National Scout Jamboree while he was one of the
Scoutmasters of one on the Indianhead Council's 4 troops. Bob had taken a
picture of myself with everyone from his troop's camera around my neck and
arms as I took everyone's picture at their gateway.
Bob was also the coordinator of the Campmaster program at Fred C. Andersen
Scout Reservation and had scheduled himself to be Campmaster this past
Those of us in Indianhead will miss his Scout Spirit. Bob provided all of us
a great example of what Scout Spirit can be. I for one we miss Bob and all
his great Scouting Stories and his Scout Spirit example.
Thanks Bob, for all you did for me and the 10's of thousands of others.
Todd Tingblad -- TINGBLTN@UWEC.EDU
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