Teacher of the arts

I meet Del as a teenager through Matt Johnstone. I was lucky enough to be able to join them while attending theatre in Seattle. Those evening always included dinner, a show, and a sharing of his wisdom and knowledge. The kindness, generosity, and wisdom he showed others was amazing to experience. He instilled in meContinue reading “Teacher of the arts”

I first met Del Loder when I moved to Washington state in 1985 and joined the Chief Seattle Council. Del was a font of information about the history and all other aspects of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a great mentor for me while I was an Associate Chapter advisor, while IContinue reading

Uniforms, Inspiration & Baden-Powell

I first met Del at an Order of the Arrow function when I was a teenage Scout. That’s not surprising because Del was profoundly dedicated to the O/A and eventually received the O/A’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Back when I met Del he was still a young Scoutmaster in his 20s. Though Del could beContinue reading “Uniforms, Inspiration & Baden-Powell”

In Thanksgiving to God for Del Loder

 I was a Scouter in Chief Seattle Council with Del as Aurora District Chairman and member of the Council board. As an Eagle Scout, OA member and Silver Beaver holder also, I so valued, respected from Del. His friendship and leadership meant so much. I wrote this prayer in thanksgiving for Del. In Thanksgiving toContinue reading “In Thanksgiving to God for Del Loder”