Monday, April 23, 2018

Imperial Distinguished Scout and Sea Scout Leader Passes Away

JENKINTOWN, PENNA. 29 March 2018 (ORCNS) - Robert Gabage, a long-time and well-respected leader with Boy Scouts of America, passed away late this month. He was a strong supporter of the Imperial Scout of the Holy Roman Empire religious awards programme of the Patriarchate of St. Stephen. He helped several Scouts, Sea Scouts, and leaders earn the Imperial Distinguished Scout of the Holy Roman Empire Award. He was approved for the award, but it had not yet been presented. It will be presented posthumously at an event of his Sea Scout Ship in May 2018. 

In addition, he was the Chair for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting and Scoutmaster of Troop 201 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA. In Sea Scouting, he was Skipper of Ship 201 and Council Commodore for the Cradle of Liberty Council. He also served as Course Director for Wood Badge.

Mr. Gabage was a long-serving crew member of the tall ship Kalamar Nyckel. His Sea Scouts were also crew members, and it was the official vessel of their Sea Scout unit. 

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Margie) (nee Quinn), and his children, Robert Jr., Melanie (Patrick) Gibbons, Michael, Robin, and Raegan.