Scouting Magazinr article (USA)
hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 08:09:14 -0500
Anyone notice the article "S.O.S. to Seniors" in the Jan/Feb 97 Scouting
It sure is surprising to see articles for an outstanding Scouter from
one's own home council (Jersey Shore). When I saw the article, I stuck
the magazine under my son's nose (#3 son Ken, that is) and said "Look at
page 27." His reaction was what I was looking for "THAT'S MR. THUSS!!".
John was a member of the JLT staff last spring when my son took the
Just a little more on Mr. Thuss:
Eagle - 1937
OA - about the same time; home lodge was Unami. His ordeal was on
Treasure Island. John proudly carries his first OA card.
SongBird - as a youth, John competed in a National Scout Song competition
and won! He introduced that song to many hundreds of Scouts at
our recent Scouting for Food Rally at the Six Flags/Great
Adventure park in Jackson, NJ
Wood Badge - Bobwhite, NE-IV-71
Note this: the course was Fall 1995. I happened to be his
Coach Counselor. John was the oldest participant on the course.
He was also elected permanent Patrol Leader.
Some of the items mentioned in the article were parts of his Wood
JLT staff (Asst. QM) - Spring 1996
An amazing man. Truly a great Scouter.
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman
Jackson, NJ Troop 250, Lakewood, NJ
Eagle Class '68 Jersey Shore Council
Wood Badge: Japeechen Lodge (Brotherhood)
"I used to be a FOX!", NE-IV-54
"I used to be a STAFFER!", NE-IV-71, NE-II-79
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