The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 19, 2014

Scout master keeps Troop 74 going strong

CLINTON — Scout Master Paul Miller loves the outdoors, camping, fishing and scouting.

For the past 13 years, Paul, of Clinton, has led this area’s only Boy Scout troop for challenged individuals, Troop 74. While a typical troop allows boys ages 11 to 18, this troop has no age restrictions.

Currently, the youngest member of the troop is 14 and the oldest is 63.

“I just love my guys,” Paul said.

Although always a fan of the outdoors, Paul first became involved in the Boy Scouts in the late 1990s. The troop began as a typical one, with one or two disabled individuals. Eventually, as more came and others left, he ended up with a troop where all of the members were challenged, either mentally or physically.

For Paul, working with these individuals is rewarding. He works with Glenn Shoup, Jenny Milder, Earl Cernetisch and others to keep the group going.

“It just takes patience,” Paul said. “It’s just a joy to work with them.”

Troop 74 meets every Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church, 2100 N. Second St. Paul described the group as very “laid back” where no one is pressured to join.

The troop members enjoy bowling, fishing, camping and going out to eat with each other. They also work on merit badges, but Paul said most of them are not as interested in the badges and rank.

“For them it’s a social event,” Paul said.

Paul also enjoys these activities and interacting with the members. He especially enjoys their fishing trips.

“I don’t get much fishing in because I’m putting worms on and taking fish off,” Paul said.

For more information on the troop, call Paul at (563) 219-4472 or Milder at (563) 212-8711.

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