in Memoriam

On Lord Baden-Powell’s tombstone, there is a simple circle with a dot in the middle.  This image is a trail sign used in the early 1900s to show other hikers that you had reached the end of the trail.  That they had made it home.

We now use this same symbol to show respect to our fellow Scouters who have passed away.

If you are aware of any member of our scouting family that has gone home, please click here to include them on this page.

The e-mail me form will ask for a name, scouting position, date called home and a photo.  If you have any questions regarding the in memoriam, contact Cory Kercher at Cory.Kercher@scouting.org.


Gone Home 2021

Bill Freeland

Born: 07/25/1978

Gone Home: 10/20/2021

Scouting History:

  • Member of Pack 233
  • Positions held include:
    • Webelo Den Leader
    • Assistant Cubmaster

Full obituary is available here.


Charles Kind, Sr.

Born: 08/31/1943

Gone Home: 10/12/2021

Scouting History:

  • Scoutmaster of several troops in Harrisburg, Chambersburg and other parts of the state throughout his life, committee chair, professional scouter, advancement chair, commissioner, chaplain, first aid staff for several national jamborees, Hidden Valley staff numerous years, positions with Order of the Arrow and Woodbadge, and Instructor.
  • He was a good old Beaver too. Earned Arrow of Light, Vigil, and Eagle Scout. Also awarded the Silver Beaver and District Award of Merit.
  • Most importantly he was a Dad

Full obituary is available here.


Larry McCleaf

Born: 03/21/1948

Gone Home: 08/19/2021

Scouting History:

  • Member of Troop 125 New Oxford for 25+ years
  • Positions held include:
    • Assistant Scout Master
    • Scout Master
    • Committee Member
    • Advancement Chair

Full obituary is available here.



Frank Small

Born: 04/18/1943

Gone Home: 06/10/2021

Scouting History:

  • Charter Representative for Troop 107 in McSherrystown, PA
  • Received the Bronze Pelican Award

Full obituary is available here.


Sandra Shade

Born: 01/12/1942

Gone Home: 04/17/2021

Scouting History:

  • Ordeal Member
  • Unit Commissioner
  • Sea Scouts
  • Troop 88
  • Pack 88

Full obituary is available here.


Joseph “Joey” Moir

Born: 01/12/2009

Gone Home: 02/25/2021

Scouting History:

  • Tenderfoot
  • Arrow of Light

Full obituary is available here.


Dominic Booth

Born: 07/15/2002

Gone Home: 02/23/2021

Scouting History:

  • Member of Pack 81, 2008 to 2012
  • Member of Troop 7, 2013 to 2020, Star Scout
  • 2018 Summer Camp Staff
  • Arrow of Light

Full obituary is available here.


Clarence J. “Bud”  March

Born: 01/23/1924

Gone Home: 01/12/2021

Scouting History:

  • Scoutmaster for Troop 18
  • Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 18
  • 70+ years with the Boy Scouts of America
  • Silver Beaver Award Recipient
  • United Methodist God and Service Award Recipient
  • Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow

Full obituary is available here.


Luther George Lease

Born: 05/13/1930

Gone Home: 01/01/2021

Scouting History:

  • He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, starting in 1942
  • Silver Beaver Award Recipient

Full obituary is available here.


Gone Home 2020

Keith Collier

Born: 08/20/1955

Gone Home: 12/12/2020

Scouting History:

  • Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 69
  • Associate Advisor Post 69
  • Associate Advisor Crew 2069
  • Advancement Chair Troop 69
  • Member of the Order of the Arrow

Full obituary is available here.


Darlene Hess

Born: 01/18/1945

Gone Home: 11/30/2020

Scouting History:

  • Girl Scout Leader – Junior Scouts
  • District Commissioner, Pioneer District
  • District Committee Person, Pioneer District
  • Woodbadge
  • Summer Camp Commissioner

Full obituary is available here.


Donald C. Roseth

Born: 06/28/1929

Gone Home: 11/23/2020

Scouting History:

  • Council Executive Board Member
  • Council Training Chairman
  • Council Commissioner for the Keystone Area Council
  • Scoutmaster for the Keystone Area Council (Troop 517)
  • 44 years as a Scout Leader

Full obituary is available here.


Cathy Vujasin

Born: 1956

Gone Home: 09/09/2020

Scouting History:

  • Fundraising Administrative Assistant, New Birth of Freedom Council-2010 to 2020
  • Administrative Assistant to the Scout Executive, Keystone Area Council-1980 to 2010
  • Administrative Assistant, Keystone Area Council-1975 to 1978

Full obituary is available here.


John Riggle

Born: 09/09/1947

Gone Home: 08/22/2020

Scouting History:

  • Council President, York-Adams Area Council
  • Council Commissioner, inaugural Council Commissioner of the New Birth of Freedom Council
  • John received the Silver Beaver Award for his 25+ years of service with the Boy Scouts of America.

Full obituary is available here.


Jack Carr

Born: 01/30/1952

Gone Home: 08/08/2020

Scouting History:

  • Director of Development, New Birth of Freedom Council- 2010 to 2011
  • Scout Executive, Keystone Area Council-1999 to 2010
  • Scout Executive of the Katahdin Council in Bangor, ME
  • 32-year professional tenure with the BSA

Full obituary is available here.


BillyWashington

Born: 05/12/1940

Gone Home: 08/06/2020

Scouting History:

  • Pack 138 Training Chair
  • Troop 138 Assistant Scout Master/ Training Chair
  • Unit Commissioner for Conococheague District

Full obituary is available here.


Robert A. Kinsley

Born: 10/17/1940

Gone Home: 06/10/2020

Scouting History:

  • 2013: Recognized as our Distinguished Citizen at the Eagle Recognition Dinner
  • 2003: Silver Beaver Award Recipient
  • Helped to put together the Scouting event to help mark the 150th anniversary of the historic battle at Gettysburg
  • Chairman of the 2001 Camp Tuckahoe Capital Campaign for the York-Adams Area Council
  • A Life Scout from Troop 17 in Leader Heights.

Full obituary is available here.


Terry Eberly

Born: 02/15/1945

Gone Home: 04/02/2020

Scouting History:

  • Cubmaster, Pack 43, 1977-1986
  • Scoutmaster, Troop 43, 1986-2005
  • 43 Scouts earned their Eagle Scout Award under his charge
  • Terry held many leadership positions in the Mason-Dixon District
  • Tuckahoe Lodge 386, Order of the Arrow, Vigil Honor, Trustee, and Cook
  • Mason-Dixon District Award of Merit Recipient
  • Silver Beaver Recipient
  • Wood Badge Recipient
  • Lutheran Lamb Religious Award Recipient

Full obituary is available here.


Warren R. Heidelbaugh

Born: 09/022/1934

Gone Home: 03/09/2020

Scouting History:

  • Eagle Scout
  • Scouting Board Member
  • Commissioner

Full obituary is available here.


Robert “Chappy Bob”  Baldwin

Born: 06/03/1950

Gone Home: 02/12/2020

Scouting History:

  • Presided over many worship services at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation.
  • Guided many Scouts and leaders in fulfilling their duty to God.

Full obituary is available here.


David Myers

Born: 11/11/1932

Gone Home: 02/11/2020

Scouting History:

  • Eagle Scout Troop 105 12/03/1956
  • Scoutmaster Troop 110 1959 – 1965
  • Asst Scoutmaster Troop 110 1965 to time of Death
  • Round table commissioner 8 years Conewago District

Full obituary is available here.


Gone Home 2019

Robert Durham

Born: 12/21/1955

Gone Home: 12/28/2019

Scouting History:

  • Eagle Scout
  • Adventure District Chairman
  • District Award of Merit
  • Hidden Valley Scout Reservation Camp Staff
  • Keystone Area Council Board Member
  • New Birth of Freedom Council Advancement Committee

Full obituary is available here.


Fredrick  Christensen

Born: 07/20/1945

Gone Home: 11/30/2019

Scouting History:

Full obituary is available here.


Earl Hertz

Born: 07/28/1928

Gone Home: 08/12/2019

Scouting History:

  • Lifetime Service Award from Troop 103
  • 2018 50 year service pin.
  • Committee Member, Pack 103-1964 to 1966, 1971 to 1974, and 1975 to 1976
  • Cubmaster, Pack 103-1967 to 1970 and 1974
  • Scouting Coordinator-1977 to 1988
  • Charter Organization Representative, Pack and Troop 103-1989 to 1994
  • Committee Member, Troop 103-1995 to 2019

Full obituary is available here.


Daniel Bobb, Jr.

Born: 07/27/1968

Gone Home: 07/27/2019

Scouting History:

  • Committee member in Troop 203
  • Committee member in Pack 203

Full obituary is available here.


Harry Hoover

Born: 03/03/1936

Gone Home: 08/19/2019

Scouting History:

  • Troop 68 Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Chair, Committee Member (total 54 years of service)

Full obituary is available here.


Robert Wagner

Born: 01/24/1942

Gone Home: 11/14/2019

Scouting History:

  • Bob was active in Boy Scouts where he was an Eagle Scout, served as a Cub Master for Pack 48, and as Scout Master for Troop 48 in Glen Rock.
  • He was a Silver Beaver Recipient.
  • He also served as an Administrator with the BSA in Bradford, PA.

Full obituary is available here.


Deborah Barisch

Born: 10/19/1964

Gone Home: 02/08/2019

Scouting History:

  • Committee Chairperson for Troop 256
  • District Award of Merit Recipient.
  • Scouter’s Training Award Recipient.
  • Order of the Arrow member and Vigil Honor Recipient.
  • Wood Badge Class N6-544-13
  • Wood Badge instructor.

Full obituary is available here.


Durrell Moore

Born: 03/09/1925

Gone Home: 01/05/2019

Scouting History:

  • Durrell was an Advancement Coordinator with Troop 79 YAAC now NBOF. He was also involved with a troop in the DC area when he worked with NASA. He was a WW2 vet, drafted at 17 while a scout in the Raystown Lake area.
  • He was a lifelong Boy Scout, having participated in scouting activities at his long-time home in Greenbelt, Md., as well as in a troop in Gettysburg, Pa. He joined his scout troops on camping activities well into his 80s.

Full obituary is available here.


Thomas Minchin

Born: 06/29/1947

Gone Home: 10/09/2019

Scouting History:

  • Tom was a scout for 50+ years.  He worked for BSA in the New York Council and the Ten Mile River Camp.  He was a Scout Master for a special needs troop in NYC.  When Tom moved to Central PA he became a member of Troop 203. He was active with the district and council also. Tom received the District Award of Merit from NY and PA. He received his Silver Beaver in NY.
    He was also a proud Wood Badger.

Full obituary is available here.


Gone Home 2018

Deacon John A Mowery, Jr

Gone Home: 12/20/2018

Scouting History:

  • Scoutmaster
  • Troop 192 and Crew 515, Committee Chair
  • Hidden Valley Camp Staff: Program Director, Aquatics Director, Camp Director, Camp Commissioner.

Notable Moments in Scouting: National Camp School Director, Vigil Honor Member, St. George Award Recipient, Sliver Beaver Recipient, Distinguished Commissioner Award

The full obituary is available here.


Melanie Vener

Gone Home: 12/27/2018

Scouting History:

  • Troop 88, Committee Member

The full obituary is available here.

 

 


William A. Hersh

Born: 6/16/1933

Gone Home: 11/22/2018

Scouting History:

  • Council Advancement Chair
  • Executive Board Member
  • Chartered Organization Representative, Pack, Troop, and Team 283

The full obituary is available here.

 


Donald M. Fry

Born: 05/17/1932

Gone Home: 06/23/2018

Scouting History:

  • Troop 68: Assistant Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner, Troop Committee Member
  • Troop 196: Institutional Representative, Scouting Coordinator

Notable Moments in Scouting: Silver Beaver Award (1990); Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow; Order of the Arrow (2015), Centurion Award Recipient; Friends of Hidden Valley, Founding Member.

Full obituary is available here.


George Maifair

Born: 05/14/1943

Gone Home: 06/08/2018

Scouting History:

  • Den Leader
  • Cubmaster
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 75
  • Troop Committee Chair, Troop 118
  • Member of Battlefield District Committee
  • Member of Battlefield District Eagle Scot Board of Reviews

Full obituary is available here.


Raymond Weaver

Born: 2/25/1972

Gone Home: 6/1/2018

Scouting History:

  • Pack 252 – Tiger Adult
  • Pack 37 – Tiger Den Leader, Webelos Leader

 


Dale Williams

Born: 5/26/1947

Gone Home: 4/18/2018

Scouting History:

  • Troop 626 and Troop 629 – Scoutmaster
  • Professional Scouter – Morraine Trails Council, Del-Mar-Va council, Knox Trail Council, Keystone Area Council

Notable Moments in Scouting: Vigil Honor, Order of the Arrow; James E. West Fellow; Professional Knot Recipient; Wood Badge; District Award of Merit Recipient.