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Popp Award
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This award honors Malcolm “Skip” Popp, who gave his life to rescue a scout on a troop outing.

Malcolm 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.

Scouts 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.  For more information about this award contact Sally Hein at 301-809-3014.


The nomination form is now available.

Download Popp Award and Nomination Criteria



Committee Liaison
Sally Hein
Assistant Director, Department of Community Services

301-809-3014
Email

Meetings 
Second Tuesday of the month

City Hall
15901 Excalibur Rd.
Bowie, MD 20716

7:00 P.M.