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Jim Gillern’s 50 Years of Service to Scouting

On the evening of 19 September 2021, at 6:00 PM, Troop 88 held a celebration for Jim Gillern’s 50-years of service to Scouting in conjunction with the Troop’s Court Of Honor. The celebration and recognition will be held in the activity room downstairs at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish.

Scouts joined to celebrate Jim’s amazing 50-years of Scouting with a special celebration to Scouting, Scouting Service and support of Scout’s in Troop 88 and 1988 over the many years.

His Scouting career encompasses joining Cub Scouts with Pack 95 in Scranton, PA; bridging over to Boy Scouts with Troop 50 in Scranton Pa; then taking on Adult Leadership roles with Troop 195; Commissioner with Triangle, Keystone Area Councils, and as The Chartered Organization Representative (COR) for Troop 88 from 1994 to 2021 here in our local area.
During his active time as COR for Pack 88 and then Troop 88 he helped hundreds of youth enjoy and learn about leadership and the outdoors. This has included over 60 Scouts attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 88 for which he established a special bond between each Eagle Scout in Troop 88. He also helped establish SKD’s thriving Troop 1988, which recently recognized their first Scout to earn the rank of Eagle.

–As part of the recognition, the troop had made the Jim Gillern Honorary Eagle ring, a ring that will be passed to each new Eagle Scout from the previous (Eagle #64 would hand off to Eagle #65 and so on.)

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