It’s a fabulous honor for a Scout troop when one of it’s leaders wins a district Scouting award but on the evening of December 7th 2009, leaders from Troop 39 won both the Orange District Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year Award and the Orange District Scoutmaster of the Year Award, sweeping the Scoutmaster honors at the 2009 Orange District Awards ceremony.
Speaking after the presentation, Scoutmaster Sammy Rape was heard asking for a saw so he can divide the award up into pieces and give a chunk to each of the six Assistant Scoutmasters of Troop 39.
Chris FitzSimons was described as the best Assistant Scoutmaster I have ever had the privilege of working with and the consummate leader by Sammy. Chris is very committed, attending Scout roundtable every month and continually invests in his own skills and training so as to benefit the scouts of his troop, recently earning his wood badge.
Congratulations to both Sammy and Chris on your awards and thank you both for your outstanding contributions and commitment to the troop and the youth of Chapel Hill.