By Dave Pearce
Members of the Poseyville Kiwanis Club, their family members, and the family of Kevin Sergesketter gathered on Wednesday evening at the Red Wagon in Poseyville to watch as Sergesketter was honored as the Poseyville Kiwanis Community Service Award Winner for 2013.
Sergesketter is the former principal at North Posey Junior High School and was honored primarily because of his service to the Boy Scout organization.
Sergesketter’s love for Scouting began as a youth in the 1950s and 1960s. He participated in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the Exploring programs. Sergesketter’s highest rank as a scout ascended to a Star Scout, two ranks shy of the Eagle Rank.
In the mid 1970s, Sergesketter was reintroduced to Scouting when his son Chad joined a Cub Scout Pack. In 1976, he became the Cubmaster for Pack 490 and held that position for two years. In 1978, he transferred to be the Scoutmaster of Troop 490, and that year he took six boys to summer camp for the first time. He built the troop from six to 35 members, and by the late 1980s they had nearly 70 Scouts actively participating in Troop activities.
In the early 1990s, Sergesketter stepped back from his leadership role in Scouts, but he remained active in the program. He returned to lead his grandson through the Cub Scout program, and established Troop 393 with Saint Wendel Catholic Church and the Knights of Saint John in 2002, where he served as Scoutmaster for 10 years.
Sergesketter took Woodbadge, an adult leadership training, in 1980, and worked on staff for
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