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(Delray Beach, Florida)
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Jim Eckler (1945-2016)

(Seen here with Steven Vandercook, Eagle Scout)

Jim Eckler, Founder of Troop 308, passed away on June 8, 2016, after being diagnosed the previous year with cancer.

The Scout Oath & Law was not something that he recited by rote, but rather was the way he lived.  Those principles guided everything he did and every decision he made, both inside and outside of Scouting. These principles aren't always popular, especially among those who would like to take "short-cuts," and at times he was vilified for his convictions, but those convictions never wavered and he was a better person for it and made those around him better by holding them to a higher standard.

It is this standard that continues to guide the leadership and program of Troop 308.  He was a true Boy Scout and his legacy will live on in the boys of Troop 308.