Boy Scout Troop 33 will honor Scoutmaster Cliff Golden for his 33 years of service with a dinner and program at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb.
Golden joined Troop 33 as a Scout in 1965, where he served as an assistant Scoutmaster from 1972-1976, when he became Scoutmaster. He is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and is the recipient of the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award.
With more than 50 Scouts earning the Eagle Award, the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting, Golden has made nine high adventure trips with his Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch, in New Mexico. During his tenure as Scoutmaster, his Scouts have traveled to 49 states and 19 foreign countries, including a trip to assist Hurricane Katrina victims in disaster relief. He works at Northern Illinois University in Founders Memorial Library.
Troop 33 was first chartered in 1925 as DeKalb Troop 3, one of the oldest Boy Scout troops in DeKalb County. First Lutheran Church is located at 324 N. Third St. in DeKalb.
Anyone wishing to celebrate Golden’s outstanding dedication to area youth, join Troop 33 for dinner, with a celebratory program to follow. Tickets cost $15 each. RSVP by Nov. 18.
Scouts are encouraged to send in photos, newspaper clippings or favorite memories, to be compiled for the event. Clippings and photos can be sent to Kevin McArtor, 19400 Shabbona Road, Malta IL 60150.
For more information, contact McArtor at 815-761-8996 or Kevin@JonamacOrchard.com.