scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Homesickness article (long, but excellent)
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Fri Feb 11 2000 - 16:46:23 CST
> *THE HOMESICK SCOUT
> by Fr. Francis Schwartz. From the Canyon Camp Leaders Guide, courtesy of the
> Blackhawk Area Council, BSA; Rockford IL.
Thank you for sharing that letter.
Father Schwartz was parish priest for St Mary's Catholic church in DeKalb,
Illinois for many years. My troop is at the First Lutheran Church across
the street. He was beloved by the entire community, people of all faiths.
Several boys in my troop knew him affectionately as "Father Football"
because of his enthusiastic support of our local high school football
He now assists the Bishop at the Diocese office in Rockford, Illinois.
Everyone in DeKalb misses him very much. It's good to see his wisdom
reaching so many on Scouts-L.
Last I knew he was still very actively involved in the summer camp program
at Canyon Camp near Stockton, Illinois.
Scoutmaster Troop 33