Heim receives Rottet Award

The Edward J. Rottet Jr Memorial Scout Award, established in 1935, was presented on May 2 at the Dubois County Museum. The local scout award is based upon outstanding character and achievement. In memory, the committee would like to recognize 1944 award winner, Robert Siebert, for his help to reinstate the Rottet award in 1980 and his dedicated support of Scouting throughout his lifetime.

Isaac Heim

This year’s recipient is Isaac Heim, son of Kent and Tina Heim. In lieu of the traditional Scout Sunday breakfast, the award was presented at the museum by past recipients, Kurt Hedinger and Dr. Steve Hopf. Heim will attend the United States Air Force Academy with an interest in computer or aerospace engineering.

Eddie Rottet was a Life Scout and star athlete at Jasper who died in 1934 of typhoid fever at the age of 17. He excelled academically, was a leader in extracurricular activities, and excelled in every sport in which he participated. He helped lead Jasper to the final four in the 1934 Indiana high school basketball tournament. When his troop unexpectedly lost its scoutmaster, he responded by assuming the role and expanded activities. The scouting award was established in 1935 and was awarded every year, except 1958, until 1960. The award was reinstated in 1980 and has been awarded annually since. The Memorial Scout Award is presented to a local scout based upon outstanding character and achievement. The 84-year-old Memorial Trophy and other memorabilia regarding Eddie can be viewed at the Dubois County Museum. The trophy displays small silver statues of a young man playing tennis, baseball and basketball. Don Rottet, Eddie’s nephew, points out that the statue of a scout adorns the top of the trophy, exemplifying Eddie’s character of living the scout law no matter what activity he pursued.

Isaac Heim is an Eagle Scout and has earned 28 merit badges. His troop leadership positions include Patrol Leader and Quartermaster. He has earned the Ad Altare Dei religious award. He is a senior at Jasper High School and ranks in the top 15% of his class. He was elected to the National Honor Society as a junior and serves as secretary. He is a four-year member of the Key Club and is president. He was the American Legion Americanism District 8 winner and was state runner-up. He has served on Student Council for two years. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serves as treasurer. He is member of JHS SADD and a board member. He currently serves on the Jasper Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council. On the JHS basketball team four years, Heim was co-captain. He is four-year member of the track team. He is an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church. His volunteerism includes assisting at the Anderson Woods Summer Camp, Community Food Bank and as a tutor at the Carnegie Center. His Scoutmasters are Eric Hedinger and Fred Feltner.

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