scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Eagle Scouts at the Bonfire
Scott Killen (skillen@TEXAS.NET
Sun Nov 21 1999 - 13:04:56 CST
At least five of the ten young men killed on the Aggie bonfire were Eagle
scouts. I also know that one of the injured was an Eagle scout, and was not
surprised to learn that one of my Troop's Eagle scouts was interviewed by
the AP as a leader in the rescue effort. Whereever fine young men
congregate, there will be many among them that are Eagle scouts.
Here are a few notes I took from media reports.
Chad Powell: Keller High's '99 valedictorian, an Eagle Scout, a member of
the National Honor Society, the track team and the Academic Decathlon
team -- was a freshman computer sciences student at A&M.
Christopher Breen: Austin, Core of Cadets, an Eagle Scout, also had a
passion for the outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout and had worked for numerous
summers as a canoe guide at the BSA Sommers Northern Expeditions Canoe Base
in Ely, Minnesota
"He was a really easy-going kind of person who had a good sense of humor and
just a real happy nature," said Terry Schocke, a director at the Boy Scouts'
Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minn. In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations to the St. Mary's Catholic Center, 603 Church
Avenue, College Station, Texas 77840 or the Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base,
B.S.A., P. O. Box 509, Ely, Minnesota 55731
Scott West: Troop 211 Bellaire, SAT score of 1430. Graduated in the top 5
percent of his class. Member of the swim team and the math and science
honor society, Core of Cadets, Eagle Scout
Lucas Kimmel: Corpus Christi, Core of Cadets, Eagle Scout, National Honor
Society student and Tuloso-Midway High School swim team captain
Timothy Kerlee : Bartlett Tenn., Eagle Scout. Had offers of scholarships to
almost every school in the country but chose Texas A&M because of its
engineering program. Enjoyed backpacking, riding his bicycle and teaching
children to swim.
Derrek Woodley: Troop 155 in Georgetown, Eagle Scout
- Scott Killen