Earl H. Hertz – Lifetime of Service Award 1964 – 2010

As Scouting is celebrating its 100th birthday, our Troop 103 celebrates its 92nd year of existence. We are one of the oldest troops in the area.

Amazingly enough one of our leaders has been serving our Pack and Troop for more than half of that time. Earl Hertz has been involved in scouting as an adult for over 46 years and has served the pack and troop continuously over those years. He has held numerous positions from the Pack’s Cubmaster to his present advisory position on the Troop’s Committee.

Earl has been a long-time promoter for scouting and has been instrumental in getting many of us involved as leaders.

His service over the years has extended well beyond scouting too. Earl has been involved with many other parish and community organizations. In fact we had to drag him away from helping at the Knight of Columbus sponsored breakfast this morning just so we could recognize his positive impact to those around him.

His Scouting service includes:

  • Committee Member (Pack 103)………….. from 1964 to 1966
  • Cubmaster (Pack 103) ………………… from 1967 to 1970
  • Committee Member (Pack 103)………….. from 1971 to 1974
  • Cubmaster (Pack 103) ………………… from 1974 to 1974
  • Committee Member (Pack 103)………….. from 1975 to 1976
  • Scouting Coordinator……………….. from 1977 to 1988
  • Chartered Organization Representative…. from 1989 to 1994
  • Committee Member (Troop 103)ЕЕ.. 1995 to Present

In addition, he has also volunteered for many other organizations:

  • St. Joseph’s Holy Name Society
  • St. Joseph’s – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C. I. A.)
  • Diocese of Harrisburg Lenten Appeal
  • Hanover Knights of Columbus Council 871
  • Delone Catholic High School PTA president
  • Hanover American Legion Post 14
  • Saint Joseph Bereavement Committee … to name a few.

Earl, your enthusiasm that you bring to scouting is truly an inspiration to all.

We would like to present Earl Hertz with Troop 103’s Lifetime Service Award.

Presenting the award to Earl was Father Joseph Gotwalt, nephew of Earl. Father noted that Earl was his confirmation sponsor.