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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Great Loss...A Sad Heart

It is with a saddened heart that I announce the passing of G.W. Updike. G. W. was a Scouter for 53 years. He received the Eagle Scout rank in 1963 and was the 2008 Eagle Scout Class Honoree. In 2003, he was recognized by the Council and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He was very active in the Sand Lake District, and was also on the Training Committee for Trainers’ Development Conference and EDGE, Wood Badge staff, Eagle Week staff, International Committee, Jamboree Committee and 2005 Jamboree Scoutmaster. He was a member of Pack and Troop 6, for which he served many positions. He was a role model of honor.

He leaves behind a wife and 8 children.

G.W. was a Den Leader with my husband when we were in Cub Scouts and we crossed over to Boy Scouts with him and his son, James March of last year. He was a dear friend and we will miss him greatly.

Godfrey Waddell Updike, Jr 1946-2010

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