Recognizing a Scoutmaster's Positive Influence after 50 years
Former Scout travels from Montana to present handmade Eagle plaque
Chuck Amdahl earned his Eagle in 1967 as a Scout in Troop 186,
chartered to Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville. He
credits this accomplishment to the leadership and influence of the
troop’s Scoutmaster, Bob Rosene. An Eagle Scout himself in 1941, Bob served as
a mentor, role model and caring adult in the lives of hundreds of boys.
As the years passed, Chuck often reflected on the powerful, positive
impact that Bob had on his life and wanted to do something special as a
token of thanks. Now living in Montana, Chuck came up with the concept
of special plaque designed to hold the Eagle Scout Badge. He took his
idea to a designer friend and, with the help of the local shop teacher
(also an Eagle Scout) and his students, the concept became a
reality. The result was a beautiful walnut plaque with a raised
maple Eagle and special shield to hold the badge.
Chuck reached out to Bob’s family and found they had his original
Eagle Scout Medal. Chuck then traveled to Minnesota, and in April,
accompanied by a fellow Troop 186 Alumni (a lifelong friend through
Scouting) and Council Communications Director, made the presentation to
his former Scoutmaster. Bob's Eagle is now in a place of honor on his
Well done Chuck and our congratulations and thanks to Bob for your Scouting leadership!