This award honors Malcolm “Skip” Popp, who gave his life to rescue a scout on a troop outing.
Craik (Skip) Popp, Jr. was born March 3, 1938 in Chelsea,
Massachusetts. He was the proud father of six children. As his sons came
of age, Skip and several other fathers in the neighborhood felt the
need for their sons to participate in scouting and organized the first
Cub Pack at Buckingham Elementary School in 1965. As his sons advanced
through scouting, he became the Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout
Troop 1046. On May 22, 1971, while on a scout camping trip to the
Shenandoah River’s South Fork, Skip drowned after successfully rescuing a
scout from the flood swollen waters. After pushing the boy into the
arms of the boatmen Skip slipped below the water and was swept away.
and Scout leaders who have performed “extraordinary and distinguished
community service, within Scouting organizations located in the City of
Bowie" may be nominated for this award.
Nominations are accepted at Bowie
City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716. Questions may be
directed to Popp Award Program Chairperson Sharon Hunt at email@example.com, 301-802-0714 or Lian Lefuel at e-mail or 301-809-3011.