In Memoriam – Jim King

Note from the editor: I ran across a very moving piece published in a Utah Newspaper, The Spectrum.  It was an article written by a community member about his son’s Boy Scout Leader.



Over the next 12 years, Jim King never missed a summer camp with our troop. In fact, with four boys of his own, he would sometimes end up at two summer camps, one for the older Scouts, which involved long hikes with backpacks, and then return to help a younger son earn merit badges at a traditional camp. I had the privilege of being a participant on many of these outings. Jim and I have shared many meals and tents, from the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoahs, to a week-long canoe trip in the Adirondacks, and even to Guatemala. He was always there, with his big cheerful grin. Unfortunately, this year will be the first summer camp Jim has missed in 13 years. He died in December.

Read: Jim King was top Boy Scout summer camp leader

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