On This Day, February 1

On this day, February 1, 2006, Percy Dempsey passed away. Dempsey himself was a long time Scouter in Middle Tennessee, specifically coming out of the Trail of Tears (Murfreesboro) district. With a life stretching 89 years, Dempsey had a lifetime involvement in Scouting. Over 40 boys reached Eagle under his tutelage. He also had a long history with Woodbadge, first attending MT-2 back at Rock Island, and later serving on the staffs of MT-21 and MT-24 through 34. He was Scoutmaster for MT-30 and Quartermaster for most of the others. He was a recipient of the Silver Beaver and served on the Executive Board of the Council for several years. The Percy Dempsey Camporee Area was named in his honor as part of the 1994 Capital Development Campaign.

Percy Dempsey in the 1980s as SM of MT-30.

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