|H. Merrill Luthe was a camper at
Camp Hinds in 1928, 1929, and 1930 and was a member of the Camp Hinds staff
from 1931 to 1934. The following are pages from his scrapbook.
Most of the pictures are from 1931 but some are from 1928 & 1934.
The pictures at the right are Merrill in 1931 when on camp staff and in
1965 when he served as council president.
He was born in Brooklyn in 1914
and moved to Westbrook 6 months later. He received his Eagle Scout
in 1931 as a member of Troop 2 in Westbrook. After earning
the rank of Eagle, he earned his Bronze, Silver, and Gold Palms.
As an adult he was a Assistant Scoutmaster of Troops 27 and Troop 84 in
Westbrook; Scoutmaster of Troop 84 from 1935 to 1941; and later became
a member of the council executive board, serving as council president from
1962 to 1965. He was inducted as an order of the arrow member around 1965.
His ordeal service was supervising the reconstruction of the council ring
seating, and he was proud of the fact that he did not talk to do it, although
he had been told that he could break the silence as needed to keep the
work moving forward. For his many years of service he was presented
the Silver Beaver by the Pine Tree Council.
His career was as manager of the
Palmer Spring Company in Portland. He has one son, Richard, an Eagle Scout
and Camp Hinds staff member in the 60's, as well as a grandson, Mark, also
an Eagle Scout.
Many of the pictures on this page
also appear in other sections of this website.
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