Scouting Bio for our President Frank Rickenbaugh
Frank first joined Scouting in 1960 when he joined Cub Pack 18 in College Point, Queens. Frank completed Webelos and then joined Troop 18 in 1963 as a Boy Scout. Frank attained the rank of Life Scout and went on to serve as an Assistant Scoutmaster and then Scoutmaster.
Frank served as the Dan Beard District Camping Chairman and then the District Chairman. Frank first went to TMR as a camper in the mid-60ís. In 1968 he joined the TMR staff and stayed on staff until 1991. During those years he held every type of position from CIT to Camp Director to Reservation Director. Some of the highlights include Director of Camp Kunatah 1977-83, Director of Camp Keowa 1984-87, Director of Ten Mile River 1988-91. Frank also was a GNYC World Jamboree Scoutmaster for the World Jamboree in Australia.
Over the years Frank also has attended many Section Conclaves and NOAC. His Scouting professional credits include Ranger at Camps Pouch and Alpine 1984-87, GNYC Assistant Director of Camping 1988-91, Council program Director for Twin Rivers Council 1992. Presently Frank is the GNYC Risk Management Chairman, a member of the GNYC Camping Committee- Properties Sub-committee, and the Team Leader of the Camp Visitation team.
Franks training and awards include the Vigil Honor from Suanhacky Lodge, the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, the Scouters Key, the Scouters Training Award, Woodbadge, and National Camp School for Ranger, Camp Management, Program and Camp Visitation. Frank led the Suanhacky lodge contingent to the 2002 NOAC and again in 2004. Frank served as the first and third FOTMR President. He currently is serving as our Executive Vice President.
Frank currently is employed by the Borough of Alpine, NJ where he serves in the Public Works Department and Building Department. He is the Fire Sub-Code official, the Fire Prevention official and the Borough Fire Chief.