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Howard A. Rakov

  • Named at birth after his father’s Scoutmaster Alden Perry Gleason
  • Cub Scout in Pack 2 Bronxville =1952 to 1955
  •  Bronxville Troop 4 Scout= 1955
  • Conceived & started Troop Drum & Bugle Corps=1960
  • Troop 4  unofficial S.M.(he was under required 21 years old)= 1960 & 1961
  • Eagle  Scout= 1958 ( Awarded by Council Chief Executive, Phil Wagner, who had awarded the Eagle rank to his father, his brother Henry & subsequently to both sons, Chris & Brad.
  • Eagle Palms=1959 & 1960
  • Bronxville Scout of the Year= 1958-1959-1960-1961
  • Bronxville “Bee” Award=1957-1958-1959
  • Troop 4 Committee=1962
  • Troop 4 official S.M.= 1966 to present
  • Conceived & started Troop 4 “Bugler” newspaper=1970
  • Awarded Bronxville Scout Committee’s Scouter of the Year=1977
  • Bronxville “Scoutmaster Bee” Award= 1977
  • Awarded National BSA Silver Beaver Award for service to youth= 1990
  • Awarded Four Rivers DistrictLeroyNanton Award=1999
  • Father,Jerome, and two sons, Chris & Brad, are Eagles
  • First attended old Camp Waubeeka= 1955
  • Old Camp Waubeeka Staff= 1958- 1963
  • Scoutmaster with Troop 4 at old & new Camp Waueeka since 1967; S.M. @ Maine High Adventure=1968,70,90
  • Attended National Jamborees in 1957 & 1960; 1960 served with Order of the Arrow Service Troop.
  • Attended Philmont Ranch  in 1960 as  Crew Leader
  • Founder & Member of Bronxville Scout Committee from 1967 to present
  • Waubeeka Flagpole dedicated = 1976
  • National Rifle Association selected for the NRA Legion of Honor= 1996
  • Waubeeka Porch dedicated= 2005
  • Elected Chairman of the Bronxville Scout Committee= 2014 to present
  • 2015= Troop 4 Bronxville’s Scoutmaster for 49th year

 

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