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Scouts honor Ken, Eloise Leggat

Ken and Eloise Leggate, of Dickinson, received James A. Jorgenson Volunteer Leadership Award during the Northern Lights Council’s annual recognition luncheon. The event was held April 7 at Bismarck.

Jim Jorgenson, an Eagle Scout and Council Executive Board member from Kenmare, established this fund in 2007 to recognize adult leaders, who may not be recognized at other levels for their contributions to Scouting.  These leaders are the unsung heroes of the Scouting movement who give tirelessly of their time and talents to Scouting. Recipients of the James Jorgenson award receive a financial grant to better the Scouting movement in any way they feel fit.

This year’s recipients have a combined scouting career of more than 100 years. Their involvement spans through Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Order of the Arrow, Woodbadge, cooking for events, and they are known for running the Trading Post at Heart Butte Scout Reservation.  They have helped organize many new units for the Roughrider District. Both have served as unit commissioners and they have received the OA Vigil Honor. They have served as staffers for Woodbadge, and as Woodbadge Course director. They have helped to put on many Camporees and International Camporalls

Their two sons are Eagle Scouts and their daughter has her WOHELO in Campfire. They are also very involved in their church and Shriners.

Heart Butte is in their hearts --  they are involved with the Work Weekends, and if you have played the games out there, such as chess or checkers you’ve played on boards with pieces that have all been made by them. The trees that are planted at Heart Butte are lovingly tended to by them also.