Scoutmaster Jeff Loutsch of Milbank received the Scoutmaster of the Year Award for the Northstar District in the Sioux Council. Loutsch has been the Scoutmaster of Troop 45 for five years.
Loutsch also served as the Assistant Scoutmaster, Cub Master, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, and Assistant Den Leader. His sons, Chris and Nathan, have earned the Eagle Scout rank. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank. “I strongly believe the values and skills taught by this program help to develop young scouts into tomorrow’s leaders,” Loutsch stated.