Fwd: Santee Lodge, OA - The Passing of a Brother

posted Nov 17, 2017, 9:52 PM by Chicora District   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 9:52 PM ]

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From: Santee Lodge, OA <no-reply-552@lodgemaster.oa-bsa.org>
To: cmugrick <cmugrick@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 4:01 am
Subject: Santee Lodge, OA - The Passing of a Brother

Brothers, I regret to inform you that one of our own has passed away. Brother Bill Tyson of Florence. Bill is was an Eagle Scout from the Pee Dee Area Council and a Vigil Honor member of Santee Lodge 116. He was 67. William “Bill” Brooks Tyson III, Bill is a 50 plus year veteran of the Boy Scouts of America. As a charter member of Troop 477, Bill earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1963, as well as the God and Country Award for the Presbyterian Church. Later, he went on to earn the Quartermaster Award in the Sea Scouts. Bill spent over 100 weeks at Camp Coker by the age twenty two , hence the name Mister Camp Coker. Bill later was Camp Director of three different Scout Camps. He wrote Santee Lodge’s Rules & By-Laws in 1970 that are still in use today. While Bill was a DE and Field Director he organized over 100 Packs & Troops. As Council Training Chair Bill reintroduced Wood Badge which had not been conducted for a long time in PDAC. As Atakwa Finance Chair Bill raised more money than had ever been raised in Florence to that time and was a ram rod for building the Training Center at Camp. Bill served twenty plus years on the Council Board, twice serving as Vice President. In 2015 Bill was honor by the National Eagle Scout Association with the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award and the 2015 class of Eagle Scouts from the Pee Dee Area Council was name the the William B Tyson Eagle Scout Class. Bill has a son and daughter and a grandson and a granddaughter. Bill is also a member of the Jaycees, Rotary, and a Past President of Kiwanis. Bill is a lifelong Presbyterian and served as Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. Bill is a trial Attorney with concentrations in Real Property, Estates and Trusts. In Bill’s 50 plus years in Scouting he earned sixteen square knots. In WWW, Phil Bethune Lodge Adviser Santee Lodge 116 http://www.scnow.com/obituaries/article_0ccd9504-e16f-554d-99e1-d8d9c3a355cc.html ------------------------------------------------ Santee Lodge, Order Of The Arrow Pee Dee Area Council #552, Boy Scouts Of America This message is being sent automatically based on your membership information stored in the OA LodgeMaster membership database for Santee Lodge, Order of the Arrow. If you would like to unsubscribe or would like to update your email address or contact information, please contact one of the OA LodgeMaster administrators for Santee Lodge: Rondal Johnson (ronjohn77@gmail.com), Phil Bethune (Philbethune@gmail.com).