This memorial to the Wood Badge Scouters who have "Gone Home", is places here to remind us of the fellowship and fun we have experienced with them, in days past. We must be of good cheer and not be remorseful for they, our Wood Badge pals, would want it to be so. Together, we tried to make Scouting happen in the lives of boys....and we that continue have been rewarded, for we have served alongside the very best.
B-P's LAST MESSAGE
If you have ever seen the play "Peter Pan" you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of good bye.
Remember this is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.
I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.
I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourselves healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man.
Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.
But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any old rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy - stick to your Scout Promise always - even after you have ceased to be a boy - and may God help you to do it.
Your friend, Baden-Powell of Gilwell
From "Scouting for Boys" by BP
VHC Andy Anderson SGVC Owl WE4-32-91 (1991) Bobby Joe Banks
SGVC# Beaver WE4-40-83-1 (1983) Ervin "Erv" Bartel
VHC Owl W4-45-83 (1983)
(Calif. Inland Empire Council)
John J Bechtel SGVC Eagle WCS-7-15 (1981) George Benson LBAC Beaver WE4-58-86 (1986) Maceo M. Bethel LBAC Owl W4-40-03 (1978) Don Bivens LBAC Gary Booth LBAC Marion Brandon VHC Dick Brokaw LBAC Gary Condren SGVC Beaver WE4-40-90 (1990) Charles Couchman SGVC E708 (1984) David"Dave"Counts SGVC Beaver WE4-32-91-3 (1991) Ralph Dayton VHC Wallace Donaldson LBAC Earle Donar LBAC Darryl F. "Duke"
LBAC Beaver W4-51-1 Fred Dunn LBAC Orin Dyer LBAC Howard Elliot LBAC Edwina Erichsen SGVC Eagle W4-32-36-13 (1977) Norman A. Erichsen SGVC Eagle W4-58-8 (1976) Otis Gooch LBAC Bobwhite WE4-32-88 (1988) John G. Haggart
CD R-12-43 ('72)
LAAC George W Hall CIEC* Ed Hare VHC Roue "Buck" Hogan
SGVC Fox WE4-40-87-25 (1987) Ronald A."Ron" Hood LBAC Eagle W-32-3-5 (1975) Glyndon "Glyn" Hopping SGVC Bobcat W4-33-84 (1984) Arnold Hundt LBAC Don Jacobs LBAC Buffalo (1970) Leo Jackson LBAC Andrew "Andy" Javorzsky SGVC Fox WE4-12-25 (1977) Robinson "Rob" Kaspar
VHC Hawk WE4-31-91-64 (1991) William J."Bud" Kennally, Jr.
VHC Beaver W-32-3-5 (1975) Walter H. "Walt" La Gier SGVC Bear WE4-40-83 (1983) Doug Lickfelt SGVC Carl Macklin, Sr. LBAC August Marte LBAC Edmund "Ed" Mo SGVC Buffalo Frances Moore LBAC David Moss SGVC Beaver R12-43-4 (1972) Lewis Munden SGVC Ernest Oates LBAC Dale Paget SGVC Beaver WE4-40-05 (2005) Len Parks SGVC Jim Perriqoue LBAC Al Reed LBAC James Renaud LBAC Albert Riniker VHC John Ruggles SGVC Fox 98 (1959) Carl Rule
LBAC Donald E "Don-Timber" Schmalzried LBAC Owl R-12-14-B ('67 or '68) Ed Sheppard LBAC Art Shunk SGVC Roy Skaggs VHC Don Sprague
LBAC Richard Stratford SGVC Buffalo WE4-40-93 (1993) Orin Tremaine LBAC Donald Turner LBAC John C. Welker VHC Owl WE4-58-86 (1986) Melvin "Mel" Weller SGVC James Wheeler SGVC W4-51-80 (1980) Ken Wood LBAC Ted Wooten SGVC Buffalo WE4-40-99 (1999) Claude Wright LBAC Charles Yata LBAC
Canyon Council, AZ but listed as SGVC,
which he was related through Wood Badge.
* California Inland Empire Council
Baden-Powell's grave in the tiny cemetery of Nyeri, Kenya, is marked
by a simple stone that carries his name and the Boy Scout trail sign for
"I have gone home."
Sadly, this page was last modified: Sunday, January 27, 2008 05:06 PM