Normally this page hosts updates on Scout achievements and trip reports. Today we pause to remember an important person who’s no longer with us.
We knew Mr. Nitzsche as an Assistant Scoutmaster who served Troop 79 for several years. We also saw him as a dad to T-79 Scouts Jake and Kyle. Many of the troop’s adults also considered him a friend.
An Eagle Scout himself, Mr. Nitzsche had been involved in Scouting most of his life. Our fond memories include his warm smile and easy laugh as he joined us on many hiking, camping and canoeing trips. He was with us at Owasippe, on high adventure treks and monthly overnights.
Mr. Nitzsche’s death shocked all who knew him. Nobody goes to work imagining it could be their last day alive. He leaves a wife and daughter in addition to his two sons. A fund has been setup to accept donations to assist the family.
On behalf of Troop 79, we offer our condolences to the family. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have known Mr. Nitzsche, and are grateful for his contributions to the troop and Scouting.
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