Jeff Clark Memorial Candle
Don Tolin (dont@TRIB.COM)
Sun, 29 Oct 1995 01:08:15 -0700
Today, our troop was busy. This morning we attended an Eagle Court of Honor
for one of our scouts in our troop. A letter from President Clinton was
read, as well as from others. It was a beautiful ceremony, and as I watched
my twelve year old star rank son direct the color guard from the podium, it
was hard not to think of Jeff Clark and his family.
This afternoon we put our junior leaders through Troop Junior leader
training. Two of the boys present have their Eagles, in addition to our
At the conclusion of a successful training session tonight, I advised the
boys that Jeff Clark was one of the students killed in the bus crash and
that he had just passed his Eagle BOR the night before, and that there were
other scouts like them that were also injuried, and may have died. Then with
the help of our Chaplain's Aide, we turned the lights off, and lit a small
white candle. Our Chaplain's Aide asked for everyone to bow their head for a
moment of silence. It was painfully long.
We hope others from around the scouting world also joined in tonight and lit
a candle and offered a prayer for the family and friends of those that died
or were injured in the tragic bus crash at Fox River Grove, Illinois. If you
were not able to do so tonight, please make the time to do it.
Yours in Scouting.
Don Tolin, Casper, Wyoming, USA
ASM Boy Scout Troop 60, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner,
CR and MC Cub Scout Pack 30, EA Explorer Post 2000,
Riverbend District, Central Wyoming Council, BSA.
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