GRAYLING- Local Scoutmaster Loren J Goodale III was presented with the Honored Eagle Scout Award by the Michigan Crossroads Council, President Ford Division, of the Boy Scouts of America.
To be eligible for this prestigious award, the leader must have earned the Eagle Scout Award as a youth, be a current adult leader for at least fifteen years, and be nominated and approved by the council committee.
Mr. Goodale joined the Cub Scouts in 1969 and worked his way to Eagle Scouts in 1979. He became an Order of the Arrow member in 1975 and earned his vigil honor in 1982. He currently serves as Scoutmaster of troop 979 in Grayling, this is a position he has held since 1984.
Other leadership positions Loren has held include, Webelos Den Leader, Order of the Arrow Advisor, and District Training and Activities team member. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster for two National Jamboree contingents and the staff of two more. He attended Wood badge training and earned his beads in 1982 as a member of the beaver patrol.
Loren has been recognized previously with the Scouter Training Award, Scoutmaster Key, Scoutmaster Award of Merit, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, and the Adult Religious Award.