Volunteers vital to local Boy Scouts troop

A group of Scouts heading off to camp last summer. Pictured front row, left to right: Alex Greving, Kaeden Langfitt, Elic Fjetland, Eugene Rosenbaum, Isaiah Nebbe, Izaac Watne. Back row: Owen Tew, Alex Rosenbaum, Adrian Ruzicka, Austin Hill, Luke Brownell. Photo submitted

On February 8, Scouts everywhere celebrated Boy Scouts Day. It’s a time to recognize all the ways Scouting has helped boys and young men learn vital skills and develop as responsible citizens.

However, the Boy Scouts could not be as successful as they are without the work of volunteer Scoutmasters, assistants, and parents to help out. Some of those people who have helped the Boy Scout Troop 1047 over the last several years include Tim and Dawn Hamilton, current Scoutmaster Andrew Tew, assistant Scoutmasters Jonn Nebbe, Gene Rosenbaum, Ryan Hill, and Bryce Hamilton.

For many of the volunteers, helping with Scouts started as a way to be involved with their sons, but grew into an appreciation of Scouting itself.

“I helped out for three years in Cub Scouts while moving up the ranks with my son, Isaiah,” said Jonn Nebbe. “I've been involved with Boy Scouts now for four years as an Assistant Scoutmaster. I have really enjoyed watching the boys mature into young men and start to take on leadership roles and activities.”


For words from other volunteers, see the February 15 edition of the Monitor.