"Spirit of the Eagle Award"

Concho Valley Council

This award was created by the Boy Scouts of America as an honorary posthumous special recognition for a registered youth member who has lost his/her life in an accident of through illness.  The award is bestowed by the National Court of Honor as part of the celebration of life of Dustin Matthew KGobert.  It recognizes the joy, happiness, and life-fulfilling experiences the Scouting program made in this person's life.  The award is limited to registered youth members who were under 21 years of age at the time of death and must be submitted by the unit committee within six months of the youth member's death. 

This is the first time this award has been presented in the Concho Valley Council and in the West Texas area.  Dustin Matthew Gobert received this posthumous special recognition this year. Dustin Gobert joined the Cub Scouts in 1994 and eventually received the Arrow Of Light award before joining Troop 283. Dustin was the Senior Patrol Leader for his troop, and served as the Chapter Chief of the Order Of The Arrow. He really enjoyed scouting and had earned 34 merit badges and was working on Eagle Service Project when he and his cousin were killed in a tragic automobile accident on April 2, 2002.

His Eagle Project was to establish 911 addresses in rural areas. His project became a great life saver in the 2001 floods. He made sure that everyone knew their addresses and distributed the numbers to the community. His troop completed his project after his death.

He is survived by his parents Matthew and Rhonda Gilbert, sister Shelby Gobert, and brother Life Scout Cody Gobert.

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