Lamb Award presented

Long-time Boy Scout recognized for dedicated service

Photo submitted by JESSICA FOLTZ Tim Foltz is presented the Lamb Award for distinguished service to Boy Scout Troop 124 during the Oct. 30 church service at Port Royal Lutheran Church. Foltz is joined by members of the troop and was presented the award by Dan Smith, top, and Pastor Charlie Hershberger.

PORT ROYAL — As a life-long member of scouting, Tim Foltz, of Walnut, was presented the Lamb Award for his dedicated service to Boy Scout Troop 124 in Licking Creek.

Foltz, who has been part of scouting non-stop for 57 years, was presented the award at the Oct. 30  service at Port Royal Lutheran Church. The Lamb Award is a national recognition bestowed on Lutheran adults, by the National Lutheran Association of Scouting, to acknowledge the distinguished service of Lutheran adults in fostering the spiritual growth of youth though church and civic youth serving agency programs like Boy Scouts of America.

Foltz is the fifth member of the Troop 124 to receive the rare award, which also includes his father, John Fultz, Joe Tabb, Dan Smith and Jeff Funk.

Foltz said it means a lot to him to       be presented with the award since his    father and Tabb received the award because they both had a big influence on his life.

Foltz’s love of scouting started in 1959 when he joined the Mifflin Cub Pack. Throughout the years, he has held various offices within scouting including patrol leader, scout master and now committee chairman. Foltz has earned his Eagle Scout award and the Silver Beaver award, the highest honor the council can bestow.

He is heavily involved in the Order of the Arrow, an organization within scouting, serving in various lodge offices including lodge chief, advisor to committees and member of the executive board. He also earned the Founders Award which is the highest award received locally.

Foltz is also active with his church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nook, where he has served on church council including board president. He has also served on the Juniata County Fair Board.

Foltz’s family has been part of scouting for many years and he said he continues to be part of the organization because he enjoys the kids.

“It’s really fun to get out and see the youth grow up and become men,” Foltz said. “It’s good to mentor them so they have a good foundation for life.”

He works to make scouting fun and educational to keep the youth interested.

“This is the best organization to teach life skills they can use for the rest of their lives,” Foltz said.