Fuesler receives Scout award

HUNTINGBURG — The John M. Bretz Memorial Scout Award was presented on Scout Sunday, Feb. 2, at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Huntingburg.

Boy Scouts from Troop 181 and Cub Scouts from Troop 184, as well as parents, were in attendance. The local scout award is based upon outstanding character, citizenship and achievement. The award is given annually by Troop 181. A committee of three past Scouts and/or community leaders assist in the selection process.

This year’s recipient was Cameron E. Fuesler, son of Larry and Kristy Fuesler. The award was presented by Baden Pund, who also was a recipient of the award.

John M. Bretz was a local doctor who strongly supported local youth organizations, especially Scouting. He recognized Scouting as a very worthwhile and rewarding experience that successfully prepared boys for life. If a Scout experienced financial difficulty, Dr. Bretz found a way for that individual to still participate in activities and camps. His legacy lives on through this prestigious award.

Fuesler is a Life Scout and has earned 23 merit badges. He has held various troop leadership positions, including assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and assistant chaplain’s aide. His current scoutmaster is Kevin Carrico, and past scoutmasters were Roger Hunter and Matt Pund.

Currently a sophomore at Southridge High School, Fuesler is active in football and basketball. He has been a past swimmer for Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators. He is an active member of St. Mary’s Parish and is a server at Mass. He participated in a high adventure trip to the Bahamas in 2018.




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