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

Shared Memories

  • Leadership Training

    March 8, 2020 by

    I first met Del when I attend Junior Leader Training in the early 60’s. He was my Scoutmaster for Den Beard Rangers Troop #7. I was a member of the Nearsighted Nighthawks Patrol. Were worked together for many years with Order of the Arrow. -Jerry Jazbec

  • Teacher of the arts

    March 8, 2020 by

    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 me… Read more

  • March 2, 2020 by

    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 I… Read more

  • Uniforms, Inspiration & Baden-Powell

    December 7, 2019 by

    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 be… Read more

  • Fond Memories

    December 7, 2019 by

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Del’s loved ones. I met Del when I joined the Order of the Arrow and become the Chapter Chief of the Klahanie Chapter representing what is the Polaris District today. I have many fond memories of Del from those days when I was a youth leader continuing to… Read more

  • An Inspiration

    November 30, 2019 by

    I remember his speech at the 2009 NOAC. I was very moved by the speech, and I look it up occasionally on youtube. I did have a chance to meet him at the 2012 NOAC founders day event. I saw him walking and I knew exactly who it was. My lodge (Wagion Lodge 6) were… Read more

  • Lasting Legacy

    November 26, 2019 by

    I first met Del in 1974, when I was a young Eagle Scout and OA member. Del was the lodge advisor and i had just been asked to be a lodge vice chief. He was a true friend of Scouting. He was always there for a kind word or a great story! Although i hadn’t… Read more

  • In Thanksgiving to God for Del Loder

    November 23, 2019 by

     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 to… Read more

  • More memories

    November 23, 2019 by

    In the early ‘80’s I worked with Del in the KING TV Sales department. We scheduled commercials. One of the accounts I worked on always had last minute revisions which meant he had to make a change to the log by hand. The paper to process the change was a dark yellow color so it… Read more

  • Quick Remembrances

    November 12, 2019 by

     I first met Del at my 1972 NOAC Planning Conference at Schiff Scout Reservation. In 1977 we received the DSA award together . – Dennis Kohl  I did not know Del at all. He came to the same place my mother in law is at and I knew who he was. I always found him… Read more

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