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  • RIP, W. Warren Murray

    I just learned that my old Scoutmaster, W. Warren Murray of Holbrook, MA, passed away last week at the age of 86. He was only my SM for one year, because of all our military moves, but it was the year I made Eagle, was elected to the OA and became an ASM. He made a point of keeping in touch with me throughout his life. We lost connections once, years ago, and he wrote to National Council. National wouldn't give out addresses, but forwarded his letter and we reestablished contact.

    Warren stayed in Scouting to the very end of his life. He had earned the Silver Beaver and was serving on the commissioner staff when his health failed. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a tough Scoutmaster, but he knew how to run an outdoor program and insisted that his troop go to camp for two weeks each summer at Camp Massasoit, on the Cape. BTW, he still had his old 1950s era wool leader uniform and could still wear it!

    Feeling a touch of sadness and a little old today.