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The Boy Scouts of America posthumously awarded Chester County's Evan Bass the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony Monday in Chester.
Evan, a Chester County high school student, athlete and dedicated member of Boy Scout Troop 61, died in a tragic ATV accident on April 10, 2020. He was 17.
Family , Scouts and Community finished Evan’s Eagle Project.
The Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America also presented the Bass family with the Spirit of the Eagle Award, a posthumous award recognizing the achievements of Scouts who lost their lives to “untimely accident or illness.”
Salute . Gone home too soon .""


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Cub Scout Rose Tylor Kunkes crossed-over and another Eagle walked hand in hand with the saints along the streets of Heaven.

Initially, she was diagnosed with common strep, but it quickly became severely invasive. So fast, so terrible.


"Rose loved service," her father said. "That was one of her favorite things to do."

But, he said, "she was more of a foreman kind of person." 

Rose's mother said, "She would love to be there to help, but her help was talking to everyone and telling them what to do ... she loved to visit and tell stories and entertain everyone."

Some time after their daughter died, the Kunkeses were going through Rose's desk. 

"They (the Scouts) had a day where it was, right around Valentine's Day, write a note to yourself and send yourself a Valentine," her mother said. 

"The Cub Scout Motto is 'Do your best.' We've said it so many times and we try to engrain that in everybody ... we found this note in her desk," she said, laying out a heart-shaped piece of paper with Rose's handwriting.

"This was supposed to be a note to yourself," her father said. 

It reads, "Do your best! Be you."

Rose's mother said, "When we found that note, we were just in awe of how much she loved it and lived it." 

That's when they decided seek the Spirit of the Eagle award for Rose. 


"On a quiet and sunny Sunday afternoon, more than 100 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scout leaders jammed into Bloomington's Second Presbyterian Church for a special award ceremony."

"Rose had the right level of perseverance and commitment that we believe there's no way, there's no way she wouldn't have become an Eagle Scout."

Ben Blumenberg, Scout executive,  W.D. Boyce Council


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Scout Salute and farewell young Eagle,

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