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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 wall.

Well done Chuck and our congratulations and thanks to Bob for your Scouting leadership!

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Recognizing a Scoutmaster's Positive Influence after 50 years

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