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Celebrating the life of beloved scoutmaster

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:57 am

Jim Musselman

Red Cross Blood Drive to be held April 20 at Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department in memory of Jim Musselman

Jim Musselman was taken from his family, friends and community early in life. At the young age of 49 he passed away, but he touched so many lives.
Close friend Diana Blair a nurse with Red Cross said that many people who’s lives he touched were not even aware of his passing.
Jim was well known for his work with as a Scoutmaster for Troop #258 in Colonial Beach. Friend Kitty Norris said, “Jimmy certainly did his best teaching, encouraging and supporting the boys of his troop. He wanted them to learn to run the troop and become the future leaders of our times.”
He often worked to help raise funds so boys who couldn’t otherwise afford to go, would be able to attend summer camp. When scouts needed help with Eagle Projects he would assist boys who had a hard time getting them off the ground, spending time to drive them around and giving them guidance and direction.
Norris said Jim’s guidance extended beyond his own troop, he often helped scouts from other troops at events. “Even when his health took a bad turn, he would be at every event or meeting he could to be there for the guys. The boys could always talk to him, joke with him and ask for help. He never turned anyone down, even if they were having trouble in school, he would talk to them.”

Read more in this week’s edition of the Westmoreland News.