Edward W. Hammitt (ehammitt@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 12 May 1997 22:04:23 -0400
About a year ago I had a 80 year old Scouter with 30+ years of experience,
join my troop. I was perplex as what position for him to fill, so we
created the position "Scoutmaster Emeritus". I know this was not an
"official" position, I thought this was the best thing to do. How could I
make him a assistant Scoutmaster, when he could served as a mentor to
myself, the other Assistant Scoutmasters' and the Scouts. He is the
grandfather of one of my Eagle Scouts, and the father-in-law of 1st SA.
He was awarded the silver beaver in January.
Since that time he's been very rapidly declining in health and was
hospitalized last week. Got the call tonight that he is unlikely to make
it to the weekend.
His wife has asked us (the troop) to do his memorial service since
"Scouting" ran through his blood.
Has anyone got any suggestions, or participated in such a service.
"Scouting the trail that leads to God"
Ed Hammit (email@example.com)
Scoutmaster, Troop 476 BSA, Glendale Hgts UMC, Durham, NC
Scouting Coordinator, Durham District
NC Conference, UMC - Member NAUMS
Troop Home Page: http://www.bsa.net/nc/t476
Scouting and the UMC: http://www.bsa.net/nc/t476/umc&bsa.htm
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