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Gone Home - Chris Miller and John Klett

It is with a heavy heart that I share with our Scouting family the recent loss of two leaders who have "Gone Home".  John Klett, Founder of Pack 489 in Shelter Rock District, and Chris Miller Scoutmaster of Troop 93 in Iroquois District. 

Christopher Miller, Scoutmaster, Troop 93

Mr. Miller was a fine Scoutmaster, husband, father and active member of the community and will be deeply missed by all.  Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Visitation will be held on Saturday October 4 from 7-9 pm and Sunday October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Franklin Funeral Home, 42 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square.  Mass will be held on Monday October 6 at 9:30 am at St. Catherine of Sienna. Interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery. 

John Klett, Founder, Pack 489

John Klett was the Pack 489 Founder, Cubmaster, and AKA Grandpa John. There will be a memorial gathering service on Monday October 6, 7 PM-9 PM at;  Stutzmann Funeral Home 2000 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 


Mr Klett has done tremendous work for Pack 489, Troop 298, the Scouting Community, School districts, and around the community. He has shaped and molded many hearts and minds. Mr Klett often attended Pack 489's Blue & Gold Banquets, and as tradition  the Pack would rake the leaves in front of his home each fall.

Please keep these Scouting families in your thoughts as we continue to inspire, guide and lead our youth of today, and our future leaders of tomorrow.

Prayer for Fallen Scouts:

Almighty Father, as we grieve the loss of these leaders, help us to remember their involvement with Scouting.  Show us how they lived the Scout oath and law.  We ask that you comfort us as we will miss their friendship and fellowship.

What does "Gone Home" mean.  The use of "Gone Home" in Scouting refers to the trail sign meaning "all is well, I am safe, and have gone home."  It was first used at Baden Powell's gravesite in Kenya upon his passing.

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