Dr. Roderick Neale – Is Scouting Still Relevant?

Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Compassion – Still relevant today?

Eighty-six years after Roderick Malcolm Neale, M.D. earned his Eagle Scout Award in Troop 119, San Mateo – today, at 101 years old, Dr. Neale reminisces about the significance of Scouting in his life and for youth (and parents) in 2014. Asked if Scouting is important today he said, “It matters even more today because life is getting faster and more complicated.”

The Pacific Skyline Council’s Executive Board of Directors in recognition of his many years for exceptional service to his nation, community, and profession, has presented Dr. Roderick Malcolm Neale with the National Eagle Scout Association’s OUTSTANDING EAGLE SCOUT AWARD and the JAMES E. WEST FELLOWSHIP/ENDOWMENT AWARD – Bronze Level.

If you also wish to honor Dr. Neale by contributing any amount to the Council’s local “Endowing Peninsula Scouting for the Next 100 Years” Endowment Fund, please read about the James E. West Fellowship Award.

For more about Dr. Neale, see the St. Helena Star newspaper story here. Still Leading and Serving at 101 years old.


Prepare Today. Lead Tomorrow.


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