Section Advisers

Bob Walz –Section Adviser

Pocumtuc Lodge, Western Massachusetts Council

Bob is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Lodge Adviser for the Pocumtuc Lodge in the Western Massachusetts Council.  He’s received the District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver, and is currently the Scoutmaster for Troop 57, Metacomet District Chairman, Unit Commissioner and Council VP of District Operations.  Bob’s served as Scoutmaster for the Council’s last two Jamboree contingents, and just returned from a Philmont trek with his Troop.  Bob is a graduate of Clarkson College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Carnegie Mellon University.  He is a faculty member in the School of Continuing Education at Springfield Technical Community College.

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Henry Frick –Associate Section Adviser

Half Moon Lodge, Rip Van Winkle Council

Henry Frick formerly served the Rip Van Winkle Council, BSA as Council Commissioner. He has previously served scouting as a merit badge counselor, Assistant Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner and District Commissioner (Mohican District). He has received both the BSA District Award of Merit and BSA Silver Beaver award. He returned to scouting, having been in the program as a youth, when he was asked to be an interim Health Officer for “one week” during  Camp Tri-Mount’s summer camp season.  At Camp Tri-Mount he has served as summer camp Health Officer (2008 & 2009) and Camp Commissioner (2010 & 2011). He is a Vigil Honor Brother of Half Moon Lodge #28, serving as an Associate Lodge Adviser. 

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Lloyd Gallup –Associate Section Adviser

Owaneco Lodge, Connecticut Yankee Council

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John  “Hoss” Haskell –Associate Section Adviser

Tschitani Lodge, Connecticut Rivers Council

John  “Hoss” Haskell, is a Life Scout, originally from the Amiskwi  Lodge #505 on the Northshore of Boston., where he served his Vigil.  After College he moved to Connecticut, where he was staff adviser for Sassacus Lodge #10 from 1979 to 1981, while serving as a District Scout Executive for Indian Trails Council and Ass’t Camp Director at JN Webster.

Hoss returned to be an active adult in the OA when his son Barton was serving in chapter  & lodge roles including  Tschitani Lodge Chief.   Hoss was Conclave Adviser in 2009, Associate Lodge Adviser for three years and served four years as Lodge Adviser for Tschitani Lodge #10.  Major achievements were over 20% of Tschitani earning the Arrowman Service Award  in 2015 and hosting a conclave and Arrowtour stop. Hoss is proud of the five chiefs he worked with, seeing two become Section Chief and Jon Hagenow becoming the NE Region Chief.   Hoss has attended NLS,  NLATS, six NOAC’s; co-advising the contingent twice and taught at his first one as well.   The Volkswagen Thing Pull became a standard event at the lodge and at section conclaves in RI, Cape Cod, & the Berkshires

Hoss has been the treasurer of Friends of Webster, a camp alumni group, for over twenty years.  He helped American Warrior take over 1,100 WWII veterans to DC as a team-leader on ten trips.  He retired from teaching at a technical high school and has been an adjunct at his local community college since retirement.  Hoss is also on the board of trustees of the Slater Library.   He has served on council camping committees, chaired an ad hoc committee on off-season camp fees, was a Cubmaster, Explorer Adviser,  Assistant SM, Friends of Scouting presenter, and served as a leader for three National Jamborees. He served on staff as a youth for seven years at Indian Pond Scout Reservation in New Hampshire, was a day camp program Director at Camp Wakehah; and has served 16 years at J.N. Webster Scout Reservation, his last seven years as Deputy Director.   He is a recipient of the Founders’ Award, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, and is a James E. West Fellow and received the Centurion Award from Tschitani Lodge.  Hoss and his wife "Gus" are active as JNW campmasters and staffing Friends of Webster events.  They have two Eagle Scout sons, Bart & Ian,.

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Hunter McCormick – Section Staff Adviser

Pocumtuc Lodge, Western Massachusets Council

Hunter serves as the New England Territory Sales Representative for the National Supply Group. He is a Vigil Honor member, Founders Award recipient and Centurion Award recipient of the Pocumtuc Lodge, Western Massachusetts Council. Hunter has served as Lodge Staff Adviser for the former Moswetuset Lodge, Boston Minuteman Council and Pocumtuc Lodge, Western Massachusetts Council and is a former Lodge Chief of the Memsochet Lodge, Great Trails Council. He has attended NLS and NLATS, and served on the staff of multiple NOACs, National Scout Jamborees, and NLS courses. Hunter serves as Scoutmaster of Troop 23 in Great Barrington, MA and as a member of the Appalachian Trail District training committee. He is a graduate of Stonehill College and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Systematic Philosophy.

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