As a member of the Boy Scouts of America 69 years ago, on August 1, 1946; and
WHEREAS, as an Eagle Scout, he has continued to serve God, his
country, and other people by following the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law; and
WHEREAS, he has achieved distinction as a Scouting
WHEREAS, he has given distinguished service to his community and nation as Commissioned Scouting Professional for 43 years. Starting in 1951 where he served the Chief Cornstalk Council where he brought Scouting to impoverished regions of West Virginia’s mining communities. Then leading the National
Executive Institute as the Director of Training for all Scouting professionals.
Finishing his career as the Scout Executive in Spartanburg, SC where he led a $1.2 million capital campaign to build a new Council Service Center, and renovate Camp Bob Hardin. In addition to his service to the Scouting community, he is an active community leader. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club, Parents without Partners, volunteer for the SC School for Deaf and Blind, and Southside Baptist Church. Robert is known around the Upstate of South Carolina as Mr. Scout Executive.
Therefore, be it RESOLVED, that in recognition of these and other achievements and the desire of the Boy Scouts of America, upon nomination of the Palmetto Council acting on behalf of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the honor of
DISTINGUISHED EAGLE SCOUT