More Detailed Biography
Cliff Golden - Troop 33 Scoutmaster



Cliff Golden. top row: 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982,
bottom row: 1986, 1987, 1995, and 2005.

     

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  Cliff has served Scouting as an adult volunteer for over 40 years, in a variety of positions:

UNIT LEVEL SCOUTING


CUB SCOUTING

  Webelos Leader
    - Pack 131, DeKalb, IL (1986-1987)
    - Pack 148, DeKalb, IL (1984-1985, 1988-1989)
    - Pack 173, DeKalb, IL (1985-1986)


BOY SCOUTING

  Asstistant Scoutmaster
    - Troop 33, DeKalb, IL (1972-1976)
  Scoutmaster
    - Troop 33, DeKalb, IL (1976-present)


EXPLORING

  Advisor
    - Explorer Post 333, DeKalb, IL (1988-1998)
  Committee Chair
    - Explorer Post 383, DeKalb, IL (1983-1993)


VENTURING

  Advisor
    - Venturing Crew 333, DeKalb, IL (1998-2010)

DISTRICT/COUNCIL LEVEL


TWO RIVERS-THREE FIRES COUNCIL

  - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation
        - Field Sports Director 1976, 1977
  - Council Camping Committee 1984-1989
  - Scout-About Committee 2000-2001


KISHWAUKEE DISTRICT

  - Camporee Chairman (various years)
  - District Dinner Chairman 1984, 1985
  - FOS Committee 1989-1996
  - Scout Roundtable Commissioner 1989-1992
  - District Commissioner 1992-1996
  - Training Committee (various years)
  - Tribute to Heroes Committee 2007-2016


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ORDER OF THE ARROW
GLIKHIKAN LODGE 106

  • 1969 - Ordeal
  • 1971 - Brotherhood
  • 1977 - Vigil Honor
  • Brotherhood Advisor 1977-1979
  • Costumes Advisor 1980-1985
  • Founders Award 1985
  • Kishwaukee Chapter Advisor 1982-1983
  • Lodge Secretary Advisor 1985-1986
  • Associate Lodge Advisor 1986-1989


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    TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

  • Climb on Safely
  • Commissioner Basics
  • Commissioner Advanced
  • Cornerstone
  • CPR - AED Advanced Life Support
  • Explorer Leader Basics
  • Fast Start Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Leave No Trace Awareness
  • Merit Badge Counselor Training
  • National Camping School
  • National Leadership Seminar (OA)
  • Outdoor Webelos Leader Training
  • Phoenix Training
  • Pow Wow Training
  • Roundtable Commissioner Training
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Scoutmastership Fundamentals
  • Six Phase Training
  • Train the Trainer
  • Trek on Safely
  • Troop Committee Challenge
  • University of Scouting
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Youth Protection Training

     

    RECOGNITIONS

    Cliff has been recognized with:

  • Commissioner's Arrowhead 1992
  • Commissioner's Key 1992
  • DeKalb County Heroes Award 2006
  • District Award of Merit 1981
  • Founders Award 1985
  • National Hall of Leadership 2010
  • Scouters Training Award 1981
  • Scoutmaster's Key 1981
  • Silver Beaver Award 2001
  • University of Scouting - Bachelors, Masters
  • Vigil Honor 1977
  • Webelos Leaders Award 1989


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    PUBLICATIONS



    National Magazines / Newsletters



  • "Troop 33's Response to Katrina"
    American Scouting Digest - March-April 2006 (no link)


  • "Postcards from the edge: Southwest Adventure"
    American Scouting Digest - Summer 2004


  • "Scouting life's problems"
    Golden Arrow Newsletter - Golden West Region, Australia


  • "Life not making Eagle"
    Scouter's Journal - Issue 2


  • "Promoting Scouting at the local level"
    Scouter's Journal - Issue 4

     

    Daily-Weekly Newpapers (articles partial list 2004-2009)


  • "Two DeKalb Boy Scouts receive rank of Eagle"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - March 17, 2009 Page A-9

  • "Scouts in Troop 33 fill winter with adventure"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - February 25, 2009 page C-3

  • "DeKalb Boy Scouts do hurricane relief work in Texas"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - January 14, 2009 page C-5

  • "A Central American Adventure"
    MidWeek; Sycamore, IL - August 27, 2008 (no link)

  • "10 DeKalb Boy Scouts Tour Central America"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - July 30, 2008

  • "DeKalb Boy Scout Becomes an Eagle"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - July 30, 2008

  • "Troop 33 has two new Eagle Scouts"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - April 30, 2008

  • "Troop 33 Scouts chill out on adventures"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - April 2, 2008

  • "DeKalb teen in Troop 33 earns rank of Eagle Scout"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - January 9, 2008  

  • "Adventures in cycling:
    Scouts enjoy trip to Outer Banks and Washington D.C."
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - July 22, 2007

  • "Journey leads three to Eagle honor"
    Midweek; Sycamore, IL - July 11, 2007

  • "Eagles soar:
    Three DeKalb teens journey to Scouting's top rank"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - June 27, 2007  

  • "Superior Experience:
    Scouts enjoy north woods snow adventures"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - February 28, 2007

  • "Scouting Around New England"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - August 23, 2006

  • "Pedaling for Pages:
    Troop 33 bikes 500 miles for hurricane relief"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - July 16, 2006

  • "Ride of Their Lives:
    Boy Scouts bike 500 miles for Katrina victims"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - June 11, 2006

  • "On a Mission:
    Scouts spend spring break helping others"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - April 30, 2006

  • "On Their Honor:
    Troop 33 helps in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - January 11, 2006

  • "Merry Christmassissippi:
    Local Scouts help Katrina victims in Mississippi"
    Daily Chroncle; DeKalb, IL - November 30, 2005

  • "Flying High:
    Troop 33 visits 2005 AirVenture"
    Daily Chroncle; DeKalb, IL - August 21, 2005

  • "Biking It:
    Scouts discovering America one mile at a time"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - July 10, 2005

  • "Winter Wonderland:
    DeKalb's Troop 33 wraps up season of adventure"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - March 28, 2005

  • "Going the Distance:
    Newest Eagle Scout's journey full of challenges"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - December 26, 2004

  • "Paddling in the Shadow of History"
    DeKalb Chroncile; DeKalb, IL - October 4, 2004

  • "Go West:
    Boy Scouts hit the trail on hiking adventure"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - August 11, 2004

  • "Hawaiian Odyssey:
    Scouts travel to the Aloha State for the adventure of a lifetime"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - June 27, 2004

  • "Cold comforts draw to a close"
    Daily Chronicle; DeKalb, IL - March 31, 2004


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    LONG TERM CAMPING EXPERIENCES

    The 106 Summer Camp and High Adventure

    Experiences of Cliff Golden


  • 1965 - Camp Rotary MacQueen, Illinois
  • 1966 - Camp Rotary MacQueen, Illinois
  • 1967 - Camp Little Archie, Wisconsin
  • 1968 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1969 - Chief Shabbona Wilderness Camp, Wisconsin
  • 1970 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1970 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1971 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1972 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1973 - National Scout Jamboree West, Idaho
  • 1974 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1975 - Northern Highlands Canoe Area, Wisconsin
  • 1976 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin - staff
  • 1976 - National Camping School, Ransburg Reservation, Indiana
  • 1977 - Smokey Mountains Backpack, Tennessee
  • 1977 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin - staff
  • 1978 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1978 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1979 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1980 - Current River Canoe trip, Missouri
  • 1980 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1980 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1981 - Florida Sea Base, Florida
  • 1982 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1982 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1982 - Door County Bicycle Tour, Wisconsin
  • 1983 - Colorado Rockies Snowshoe/Backpack, Colorado
  • 1983 - Rocky Mountain National Park Backpack solo, Colorado
  • 1983 - Door County Bicycle Tour, Wisconsin
  • 1984 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1984 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1984 - Washington D.C. and Virginia tour
  • 1985 - European Scout Tour - 39 day program
  • 1986 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin
  • 1986 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1987 - Door County Bicycle Tour, Wisconsin
  • 1987 - Rocky Mountain Backpack Adventure, Wyoming-Colorado
  • 1988 - Camp Napowan, Wisconsin
  • 1988 - Copper Canyon Backpack Adventure, Mexico
  • 1988 - Wisconsin River Canoe Adventure, Wisconsin
  • 1989 - Camp Napowan, Wisconsin
  • 1989 - Rocky Mountain Backpack Adventure, Wyoming-Montana
  • 1989 - Florida Keys Adventure, Florida
  • 1990 - Presidential Range Backpack Adventure, New Hampshire
  • 1990 - Camp Napowan, Wisconsin
  • 1991 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 1991 - 200 mile Kishwaukee-Rock-Mississippi Canoe Trek
  • 1991 - Colorado Rocky Mountains Ski Adventure, Colorado
  • 1992 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 1992 - Florida Keys Adventure, Florida
  • 1993 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 1993 - 400 mile Ohio Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1994 - Smokey Mountains Backpack, Tennessee
  • 1995 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico
  • 1995 - 325 mile St Louis Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1995 - 200 mile Kishwaukee-Rock-Mississippi Canoe Trek
  • 1996 - 400 mile Ohio Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1996 - 450 mile Toronto Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1996 - Florida Keys Adventure, Florida
  • 1997 - 375 mile Twin Cities Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1997 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 1997 - Washington D.C. & Jamboree visit
  • 1998 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 1998 - 550 mile Montana-Dakotas Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1999 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 1999 - 250 mile Dakota-Minnesota Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1999 - 500 mile New York-Maine Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 1999 - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Snowshoe Trip, Michigan
  • 1999 - Yucatan Mexico Adventure
  • 2000 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 2000 - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Snowshoe Trip, Michigan
  • 2000 - 250 mile St Louis-Memphis Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 2000 - 160 mile Lewis & Clark Canoe Trip, Montana
  • 2001 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 2001 - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Snowshoe Trip, Michigan
  • 2001 - 530 mile Idaho-Montana Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 2001 - Washington D.C. & Jamboree visit
  • 2002 - Camp Lowden, Illinois
  • 2002 - Ontario Canada Dogsled & Snowshoe Adventure
  • 2002 - Indiana-Kentucky Caving Adventure
  • 2002 - Porcupine Mountains Backpack Trip, Michigan
  • 2002 - East Coast Adventure Tour - NY,CT,MA,NH
  • 2003 - Southwest USA-Mexico Adventure, Arizona-Nevada-Utah
  • 2003 - Northeast USA-Canada Adventure, New York-Vermont
  • 2004 - Hawaii Paradise Tour
  • 2004 - Western Adventure Tour, Colorado-Utah
  • 2004 - Missouri Canoe-Caving Adventure
  • 2005 - 410 mile Thunder Bay Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 2005 - Katrina Hurricane Christmas Disaster Relief Project
  • 2006 - Katrina Hurricane Easter Disaster Relief Project
  • 2006 - 500 mile Memphis-New Orelans Iron Man Bicycle Adventure
  • 2006 - East Coast Adventure Tour - NY,CT,MA,ME
  • 2007 - Outer Banks Bicycle Adventure & Washington D.C. Tour
  • 2008 - Central American Adventure - Costa Rica & Panama
  • 2008 - Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief Project - Christmas Break - Galveston, TX
  • 2009 - Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief Project - Spring Break - Galveston, TX
  • 2010 - Kentucky Disaster Center - Spring Break -
  • 2010 - Camp Lowden Summer Camp - (partial week)
  • 2011 - John Grant Memorial Tribute
  • 2012 - F4 Illinois Tornado Relief Mission - Spring Break -
  • 2012 - Hurricane Sandy Mission - Thanksgiving -
  • 2012 - Hurricane Sandy Mission - Christmas
  • 2013 - F5 Oklahoma Tornado Relief Mission - Summer -
  • 2016 - Louisiana Flood - Disaster Relief
  • 2016 - Hurricane Matthew - Disaster Relief
  • 2017 - East Coast - Washington D.C.

     




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    Tooth of Time - Philmont Scout Ranch, NM

    PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH
    Philmont requires a special mention. It was the first high adventure program Cliff participated in. It was a major part of Troop 33's program in the 70's, 80's and 90's.

    Troop 33 Scouts have attended Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico 12 times, 11 as a troop, with 1 council contingent participation in 2004. Cliff participated in 9 of those trips to Philmont, which included 6 expeditions and 3 cavalcades. He did not attend 1976, 1990, or 2004.

    1970 - 1972 - 1974 - (1976) - 1978 - 1980 - 1982 - 1984 - 1986 - (1990) - 1995 - (2004)

    More detailed information (including crew photos) can be found at the Troop 33 Philmont Page.



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    OTHER HIGH ADVENTURES / SUMMER CAMPS
    DURING CLIFF'S TENURE AS SCOUTMASTER

    Cliff didn't attend any of these activities.

    These were other opportunities for Troop 33 Scouts,
    which were trips led by other adults.

  • 1977 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin -- Lou Bergren
  • 1981 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin -- Karl Koehling
  • 1983 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin -- Karl Koehling
  • 1985 - Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation, Wisconsin -- Karl Koehling
  • 1985 - Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota -- Bruce McCord
  • 1986 - Algoma Wilderness Canoe Trip, Canada -- Paul Meier
  • 1987 - Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota -- Karl Koehling
  • 1988 - Algoma Wilderness Canoe Trip, Canada -- Paul Meier
  • 1988 - Current River Canoe Trip, Missouri -- Terry Martin
  • 1989 - Washington D.C. & Jamboree visit -- Terry Martin
  • 1990 - Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico -- Mike Welsh
  • 1990 - Bermuda Oceanography Adventure -- Terry Martin
  • 1993 - Colorado Rocky Mountains Ski Adventure, Colorado -- Bob Snow
  • 1993 - Washington D.C. & Jamboree visit -- John Dersch
  • 1994 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Bob Holmes
  • 1995 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Bob Holmes
  • 1996 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Tammy Johnston
  • 1996 - Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota -- Gary Billings
  • 1998 - Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota -- Gary Billings
  • 1998 - Colorado Rocky Mountains Ski Adventure, Colorado -- Larry Aska
  • 1999 - Colorado Rocky Mountains Ski Adventure, Colorado -- Larry Aska
  • 2003 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Larry Aska
  • 2004 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Gene Heinsohn
  • 2005 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Gerry Aase
  • 2006 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Nathan Johnston
  • 2007 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Kevin McArtor
  • 2008 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Kevin McArtor
  • 2009 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Kevin McArtor
  • 2009 - Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota -- Bob Snow
  • 2010 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Kevin McArtor
  • 2011 - Kentucky Disaster Center -- John Grant
  • 2011 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Kevin McArtor
  • 2012 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Kevin McArtor
  • 2012 - Yellowstone Rockies Adventure, SD,WY,CO -- Chad McNett
  • 2013 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Chad McNett
  • 2014 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Chad McNett
  • 2014 - Red River Gorge - Kentucky -- Chad McNett
  • 2015 - Subzero Backpack - Snow Base - Wisconsin -- Tom Comer
  • 2015 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Chad McNett
  • 2015 - Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota -- Chad McNett
  • 2016 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Chad McNett
  • 2016 - Swamp Base - Louisiana -- Cohen Barnes
  • 2017 - Camp Lowden, Illinois -- Jennifer James
  • 2017 - Montana Wilderness Backpack -- Tom Comer



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    cliffgolden@yahoo.com

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