Richard “Bear” Eberly Memorial Scholarship


Richard “Bear” Eberly was a Scout, a Scouter, and Arrowman for more than 60 years. He served Scouting as a Scoutmaster (Troop 311, former Wabash Valley Council, Terre Haute, IN); Lodge Adviser (the former Kickapoo Lodge, Wabash Valley Council, Terre Haute, IN); OA Section Adviser; and OA Area Adviser. Bear’s passion was helping youth to be successful in Scouting. Even after his passing in 2002, Bear has been helping youth Arrowmen experience their first Order of the Arrow Section Conclave. Through the sale of Bear’s very large Scouting memorabilia collection, an endowment was created as the Richard “Bear” Eberly Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships are provided to new Ordeal members of each lodge in the section to cover their registration fee at the section conclave.

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