C Irr Jr has been a long and devoted member of the
Boy Scouts of America. From his start in Pack 109 through his
youth in Troop 109 to the rank of Star, Senior Patrol Leader,
Philmont Trek and Troop 109 Scout of the year, Scouting is in
1993 Vic decided to help as an assistant Den Leader and then
became Cub Master of Pack 109.
Vic the Pack grew to well over 100 boys, the Pack meetings
became controlled pandemonium, and the Pack was split into
two, 109 and 110 respectively. He also helped mentor another
Pack, 104, in Millbury.
asked to help at Cub Scout events like Mom and Me, Lads and
Dad’s, Webelos overnight or other fun weekend event he was one
of the first to volunteer, input many theme related ideas and
help deliver a great program.
has attended Treasure Valley with the Troop every year since
he joined as an adult, and is always encouraging the boys to
attend district and council events.
having enough FUN, Vic volunteered to help run Pine Wood
derbies, which he still does, and has FUN every time.
had so much FUN he helped to teach other adults to have FUN,
by becoming part of the Roundtable Staff, first in Cub Scouts,
then Boy Scouts. He has logged over 20 years as a Roundtable
Commissioner, encouraging leaders, teaching new skills, and
providing FUN and activities, all with a purpose.
is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and has
earned his Woodbadge beads, as an Antelope. Other awards Vic
has received include the George E Jones Award, Kente Cloth and
District Award of Merit.
years ago Vic had a vision to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of Scouting, and took on the task of Chairman. Through his
leadership, with a group of dedicated Scouters, he planned,
and executed a stupendous event at the DCU Center in
New England Scout Show was enjoyed and energized the entire
Scouting movement in Central Massachusetts.
vision of past Scout shows in Worcester when he was a boy
drove Vic to deliver a Scouting Extravaganza that will be
remembered for years to come.
Vic is registered as Hassanamisco Round Table Commissioner and
Chartered organization Representative for Troop 109.
Southgate Mattson began his adult life in Scouting as
a den leader at St. George’s Church in Worcester as part of
Cub Scout Pack 91 from 1993-1997. His son, Christopher, was
also a member.
March 26, 1998 Russell joined Troop 54. Russell became an
Assistant Scoutmaster under Mr. Robert Gates who was
Scoutmaster at the time. In January, 2002 Troop 54 changed
charters to its present location at Immaculate Conception
Church in Worcester. The troop is the oldest chartered unit in
Mohegan Council at 95 years.
became a committee member in Troop 54 in November 2005 and has
gone on to participate in many activities and earn several
awards including: Woodbadge beads, 2000; Leader’s Training
Award, 2002; Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award, 2002;
and District Award of Merit, 2009.
was director of the Quinsigamond District Camporee in 2004, a
merit badge counselor for 10 badges, assistant for New Leaders
Essentials and Youth Protection training, Quinsigamond
District’s Roundtable Commissioner and a generous annual donor
to Friends of Scouting. Additionally Mr. Mattson assists with
Troop 54’s newsletter, The
Russell is also a member of the Treasure Valley Alumni
has been an integral member of the NYLT Staff Development team
for more than five years. In his varied roles he has helped to
secure material and physical needs for the program and has
recently assumed the role as Assistant Scoutmaster.
the Council’s annual Life to Eagle Seminar Russ worked to
secure facility and equipment needs resulting in a flawless
2001 he served on staff at the National Jamboree and will do
so again at this year’s event.
Mattson has worked for Norton Company, St. Peter-Marian School
as a math teacher, and presently at Umass Medical Hospital as
Safety Officer. He is President of A&M Safety Consultants,
past Worshipful Master-Masons A.F. & A.M. Olive Branch
and Nancy Mattson have two sons: John Mattson and Christopher
Mattson who became Troop 54’s 27th
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the start in Cub Scout Pack 165, Katie thrived in various
positions and was recognized in 2001 as District Cub Scouter
of the Year. At the troop level, Katie became a merit badge
counselor, and was the go-to for all first aid needs. Katie is
an avid snowboarder and arranged yearly trips to Cranmore. She
was everywhere the troop needed: fried bread dough booth at
Old Home Day, hiking the Isaac Davis Trail in the rain, going
to MASS JAM and more. She has served as Committee Chair
of Troop 338 since 2005 and still holds that position
the District level Katie has helped at many activities and
training events in any needed capacity. Katie’s hard work and
dedication to Boy Scouts in the Massasoit District was
recognized with the District Award of Merit in 2006. The
Council level has also benefited from Katie’s hard work. She
has been troop guide and assistant senior patrol leader at two
separate Wood Badge courses. Katie has taught at several
Scouting University and Train the Trainers, has been on NYLT
staff as assistant Quartermaster, medical staff and the
“devil” half of the Ethical Decision presentation.
love of Scouting has taken her to the 2007 World Jamboree in
London and will take her to Fort AP Hill in July when she
attends National Jamboree. If you visit Dr. Robinson on a
professional level you will find her many Boy Scout Awards
proudly displayed next to her Medical Degrees.
Robinson is everything that Boy Scouts stands for; doing your
best, being prepared and living by the Scout Law. She is an
example to the youth and adults. She is a dedicated wife,
mother, daughter and sister; an active member at St. Joseph
Church; and active in Charlton’s local town government.
H. Schultz joined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on
March 1, 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Eric was
President and Chief Executive Officer of Fallon Community
Health Plan since 1999. Prior to FCHP, he held executive
positions with CIGNA Healthcare and Prudential Healthcare, and
served as Medical Group Administrator for Nashville Healthcare
his 26-year career, Eric has taken an active role in defining
and implementing changes leading to improvements and greater
efficiencies in the financing and delivery of health care.
Under Eric’s leadership, FCHP emerged from significant
financial losses and transformed from a regional group model
health plan into a statewide health care services company.
FCHP became the first HMO in Massachusetts to offer
high-performance provider networks, and is the country’s only
health plan that operates a Program of All-inclusive Care for
the Elderly, called Summit ElderCare.
holds an MBA in Health Care Leadership from Yale University’s
School of Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree
in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the
University of Connecticut. He is President of the Mohegan
Council Boy Scouts, and holds the rank of Distinguished Eagle
Scout. Eric is
Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Association of Health
Plans; and board member of The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, the
Worcester Regional Research Bureau, the New England Council
and the Alliance of Community Health Plans in Washington DC.
In 2009, Eric received an honorary doctoral degree from the
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Alfred Swenson joined the Boy Scouts of America as a
youth member in 1944 and with hard work and perseverance he
earned his Eagle Scout in 1946. He has been registered
continuously since that time.
became a professional scout during his senior year in college
in 1954 as a part time Field Executive, Camp Ranger and
Assistant Camp Director. He then volunteered for the draft and
spent two years in the U.S. Army.
Al returned from the service he went back to work for the Boy
Scouts as a District Executive in 1956 for the old
Quinsigamond District and also in the Southwest District of
the Mohegan Council. In 1960 Al became the Scout Executive for
the Calvin Coolidge Council in Bellows Falls, VT. Al then
served in various Scout Executive assignments in Waterbury,
CT, Long Rivers Council in Hartford, CT and Bethlehem, PA. Al
returned to Worcester in November of 1974 and worked as the
Scout Executive until his retirement on December 31, 1995.
being one to sit around doing nothing he started volunteering
at Treasure Valley and in April of 1995 he started the
of Treasure Valley,
a group of mostly
retired volunteers who assist the Treasure Valley Camp Ranger
with a myriad of projects at camp. Al coordinates the work
schedule and projects for each session with the Camp Ranger.
He keeps in contact with all of the members with an update of
the work completed after each session. The Friends
of Treasure Valley
continue to meet every other Wednesday at Treasure Valley from
8 a.m. to noon and Al still continues to lead the way!
of the most enjoyable efforts Al had the pleasure of doing was
being the chair for the Treasure Valley 75th
Anniversary celebration in August of 2000. v