Share your memories!

Please share a story or memory!

  • I first met Del when…
  • My favorite Del story is…
  • I remember when Del took me to…
  • A lesson I learned from Del was…

You can choose to either write a memory below, or we’d love your video submissions.

Shared Memories

  • Truly Missed

    April 13, 2021 by

    I have had the honor and privilege of meeting Del over twenty years ago while attending the Aurora District Roundtables. A few years later I was serving as the Aurora District Chairman and had the good fortune to have Del as my District Commissioner. During that time we became good friends and I started to… Read more

  • Cousin Connection

    April 7, 2021 by

    Del take me on my 14th birthday to see the movie Tora Tora Tora about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. And he took me out on my 15th birthday to the Snoqualmie Lodge restaurant for breakfast and later that day he took me to see see the movie 2001 Space Odyssey. He was my… Read more

  • On my honor

    April 7, 2021 by

    I first met Del in 1954 when I was the O/A Lodge Secretary and have been friends with Del for the past 60+ years. Del lived up to the first 8 words of the Scout Oath “On my honor I will do my best” and he always did his best. Del was dedicated to the… Read more

  • Wide and deep impact

    March 19, 2021 by

    It is difficult to narrow memories with Del to just one or two since we have known and worked together for many years. My time with BSA is marked with associations with many great and generous people–I know them as Scouters. They are generous with their time, talent and treasure and follow role models like… Read more

  • Guiding light

    March 7, 2021 by

    I had the honor of having my DSA presented to me by Del, and cherish knowing Del as a friend, mentor and inspiration for so many years. His spirit and guiding light will continue to lead us. – Brad Harris

  • Overwhelming memories

    March 7, 2021 by

    I met Del when I was 14, over 60 years ago (it seems unreal to say that!) He was a friend, mentor, Explorer post advisor, teacher, confidant, and so much more. Even though he has been gone for several months now, the memories still overwhelm me. I am thankful to have had him in my… Read more

  • Job Well Done

    March 7, 2021 by

    It was privilege to know Del Loder. He was fully dedicated to the principles of Scouting and WWW. Rest In Peace. Job well done. – Douglas Withers

  • Six words

    February 27, 2021 by

    Cheerfulness inspiring fellowship. Principled and true. -Scott Beckett

  • Greatest of All Time

    February 20, 2021 by

    Del was the GOAT for many years when you wanted ceremonies questions answered or anything OA. Great man to talk to and a great servant leader. RIP Del. Your job on earth is finished. – Jeffrey Ansley

  • Tough but great teacher

    February 19, 2021 by

    When I was a youth I dreaded having Del show up at Conclave as he always judged the Ceremonies Competition. No matter how much you worked on your skills the perception was that he was never satisfied and one could never do anything he liked. Years later I came to realize that Del was always… Read more

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