Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rosenthal Leaves Legacy

Legendary council Scoutmaster, Louis Rosenthal, passed away Wednesday, November 21.  Mr. Rosenthal was instrumental in the formation and operation of Troop 222, First Baptist Church, New Albany.  During his tenure as Scoutmaster, Troop 222 became one of the premier units in the council and was named in the top ten in the nation in the awarding of the God and Country Award.  Lewis was awarded the distinguished Silver Beaver Award and the Good Shepherd Emblem for outstanding service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America. 

Lewis was a member of First Baptist Church, New Albany, where he served as deacon, Sunday School secretary, Sunday School teacher, Church Training teacher, chairman of the Benevolence Committee, the Boy Scout Committee and member of the Camp Armstrong Committee. He was instrumental in organizing Clarke Street Mission and serving as a teacher there. Lewis was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club and served as a volunteer at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County.

Lewis loved fishing and spent much time teaching the sport to others, especially children. He was one of the organizers of the Connie Davis Fishing Rodeo held each year since 1983 at Camp Armstrong. Lewis served many years as clock keeper at West Union and New Albany basketball games. He was also a district football referee.

The Yocona Area Council extends our deepest sympathy to the family.

May the great Master of all Scouts be with us 'til we meet again, and may we follow the path that leads to him.