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Everett Sherron – A Life of Service

How do you measure a life? Many choose to look at the things that can be accumulated, such as a big house or an even larger bank account. Some choose to look at degrees obtained or contributions made through business endeavors. But for Everett Sherron, his long life can be measured by his impact in Scouting.

Everett began his life in scouting as a boy and obtained the rank of Eagle. Of the boys who join scouting, only 5% achieve the Eagle rank. This makes Everett one of the 2 million Eagle Scouts to have achieved the rank since 1912, 4 years before Everett was born. Everett’s sons and one grandson have also achieved this honor.

Everett began his service in Scouting as an adult in 1955 as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 18 in the Mound Builder’s Council. When The Mound Builder’s became part of the Dan Beard Council, Everett continued his service in the troop, now Troop 718, Hopewell District. He became the Scoutmaster for Troop 718 in the late 1960’s and eventually held multiple leadership positions. His years of dedicated service have earned him:

The Hopewell Legacy Award, 2015 – To the Scouter in Hopewell who has advanced the Scouting mission through years of service and dedication.

The Waudeen Cook Award, 2011 – presented to an Outstanding Scouter without children registered.

Fellowship of the “M”, 1988 – An award for service given in The Mound Builder’s Council.

Meritorious Service Award, 1986 – recognizes exceptional district service.

Silver Beaver Award, 1964 – a BSA, Council-level, distinguished service award for adult leaders, who through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service, impact the youth of the Council.

District Award of Merit, 1963 – the highest honor a district can bestow upon a volunteer.

In addition to these many awards, Everett has been active in the Order of the Arrow, eventually becoming a Vigil Honor Member.

Sometimes, faithfulness is defined by “showing up.” Although approaching his 100th birthday, Everett continues to show up to troop meetings, in uniform, every week! Through over 60 years (!) of adult service to Scouting, Everett has shown up. The Boy Scouts in the Dan Beard Council have been impacted and blessed by his many years of service, giving new meaning to the motto, “Semper Fidelis.” On behalf of those Everett