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Centurion Award – Jim Kroh

544_James_KrohOur next Centurion recipient is James Kroh, for his service in the early years of Tuckahoe Lodge.

Jim was a charter member of the Tuckahoe Lodge #386. Receiving Ordeal membership on 8/8/1948, Brotherhood on 5/12/1951 and Vigil Honor on 5/2/1954, he was given the name Allogagan, meaning He Serves.

He was an active member of Tuckahoe Lodge until his death on 8/26/2008, 60 years of faithful service to the Order of the Arrow. He also served 76 years’ service to the BSA, Troop 48 and the York Adams Area Council. He gave cheerful service to Camp Ganoga and Camp Tuckahoe.

In the early years of the Lodge, Jim served on the OA executive committee, Administrator, Lodge Officer Trustee, & Mighty Chief. He coordinated the ceremonial team from 1590 to 1957. He attended NOAC 1988. He lived the Scout Oath and Law and gave his service freely, whether to the OA, Scouting, his Church, community and various civic organizations. Wherever there was a need he could be depended on to serve. Jim was dedicated to instructing, teaching, and mentoring any young person willing to listen and learn. There was nothing that gave him more pleasure then to see the many scouts he worked with become outstanding and accomplished young men. He enjoyed seeing the great contributions to Scouting and society they made through their service to others. Jim was also an Eagle Scout, and recipient of the Scoutmaster Key and Silver Beaver Award. Over the years there were very few OA work weekends that he missed other than for illness. Camp Tuckahoe was his second home either for camping or work projects.

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