Zionsville Times Sentinel

March 27, 2013

After 52 years, local hero earns Scouting’s highest training honor


Zionsville — Local Cub Scout Pack No.105 last week announced Zionsville resident and World War II veteran Floyd Schultz received long overdue recognition for earning Scouting’s highest achievement in leader training: the Wood Badge.

As more than 200 Scouts and Zionsville residents looked on during a special ceremony, Schultz was presented his Wood Badge beads – a prestigious award established nearly 100 years ago for Scouting’s finest leaders.

Schultz completed the Wood Badge training program in 1961 but never received the recognition and awards he had earned. During a recent visit to speak before the Scouts of Pack 105, Schultz mentioned this oversight to the pack’s Cubmaster, Tom Sugar. After research by the Central Indiana Boy Scouts of America headquarters confirmed the error, Sugar arranged for Schultz to receive his Wood Badge awards.

Sugar had recently completed his own Wood Badge training, so the men were presented their honors together.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.