Edward DiLorenzo (efd@PLUTO.NJCC.COM)
Sun, 15 Sep 1996 23:06:06 -0400
Sam Heverly is an excellent example of what I would like to see more
written about and preserved. Every pack, troop and post has exemplary
members. There deeds should be preserved for all to see. I would like to
see the web page for every organization in every council spotlight these
In my case, our pack's sponsoring organization coordinator, Bob Inglis,
has been involved in scouting for over 60 years. Bob volunteered for an
artic expedition in 1937 aboard a three-masted schooner, when just a 17
year old boy scout. He was separated from family for over 15 months.
Bob served honorably in WWII and was recently featured in our local
paper in its obervance of the 50th anniversary of the end of that
As soon as I get my pack page updated with Bob's biography, I'll post a
This use of web pages, will, I think, be an excellent use of our
respective bandwidths. What do you think?
The brief story of Sam Heverly is reproduced below.
Rick Neff at <rln@PSULIAS.PSU.EDU> Wrote
I would like to tell you a little about my friend Sam Heverly. He
in Altoona, Pa. . He is "working a ticket" and wants to "see" other
books so he can put together an improved training book for his council
Sam is 47+/- years old. He has been very involved in scouting
since youth. He is an amazingly resilient person and wealth of scouting
experience. Sam is 95+% blind. Sam has hiked Philmont twice. He has
worked the last several Nat. Jamboree's at the disabilities awareness
Sam nearly died when he was 6 years old when he was hit by car. That
when he lost his vision. As you can see he has not let this stop
Working with Sam in a Wood Badge patrol was an educational experience
me. Sam was able to do many things to help our patrol (and me). We just
not realize this at first... On one night on the way back to our
I had forgot my flashlight, and it was "pitch black". We had to go
1/3 mile in wooded trail) Sam guided me. I was as blind as he. It was a
very enlightening experience.
One of the more satisfying moments in the course was when I overheard
telling someone- that when I taught him knife/ax safety - that I was the
first person to actually let him use an ax, sharpen a knife, make a fuzz
stick etc.. He said this meant alot to him, as did the efforts of the
of our patrol teach him/learn from him. Hearing that meant alot to me...
A new Den Leader in Pack 28, Lawrence New Jersey
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City