Robert Eugene Justice became a Boy Scout in Nillis, West Virginia, at age 12. Bob earned his Eagle Scout badge and has continued to “help other people at all times” (part of the Scout Oath) throughout his lifetime. Now at age 86, Bob has 74 years of continuous Scouting service. During WWII, he served as Scoutmaster on several military bases. He went on to become a Scouting Professional, leading Councils as a Scout Executive, and serving on the National Boy Scout Training Staff. He has been active with Scouting through the Baptist Churches for many years, and currently serves on the Palmetto Council Executive Board. It is here, as a dedicated volunteer that Bob continues to give back to the community, what Scouting gave to him so many years ago. Bob’s leadership extends far beyond Scouting.
Mr. Justice continues as an innovator and community leader among Spartanburg’s business leaders, raising funds for a variety of good causes. He is the President of “Parents Without Partners”; has been a member of the VFW for 66 years; is a volunteer for the Moose Lodge, (Haven for Orphans); Member of the Shriners for over five decades; served as a Master Mason for 53 years; Rotary Club member for 29 years: volunteer for the Red Cross, (swimming and first-aid instructor), for 33 years; and a Sunday school teacher and Department Director (for 27 years) at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg.
Bob is still recognized throughout the Upstate as “Scout Executive Emeritus” although two other Executives have come and gone since his retirement in 1993. His incredible energy and untiring service to any and every good cause, makes him one of the most recognizable and loved citizens in all of Spartanburg County. He is a mentor to many, and an inspiration to all.
On Tuesday June 18, 2013 at the June Council Executive Board Meeting Rob Green, Palmetto Council Scout Executive, honored Mr. Justice as a National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipient. Mr. Justice becomes just the second scouter from our council to receive this prestigious award. Please join the Council in congratulation Bob Justice on his National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for his many years of service to scouting and the local community!