Musolf's corner is a memorial dedicated to Mark E. Musolf and all the Eagle Scouts of Troop 11. Mark held the positions of Committee Chairman and Scoutmaster, and Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow. He earned Eagle Scout Rank, and the Council Silver Beaver Award. Over Mark's 56 years of service, his leadership and guidance helped turn many young Scouts into fine adults. Mark was a father figure to many young men, teaching and mentoring them in skills needed in Scouting and adult life. Thank you, Mark, for being such a good friend to those you touched throughout your life. You are greatly missed and in our prayers.
Mark became scoutmaster in 1966 after asked by Halley Pope, who was then the Troop Committee Chairman. Troop 11 was the result of a merger of Troops 1 and 102. He had been a scout in Troop 1, where he received the Eagle award in 1956 (at Camp Clark near Lodi). He served as Scoutmaster from 1966 to 1983 and as Committee Chairman and Committee Member until his death.
Mark was a part of Scouting for 56 yrs as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Eagle Scout, Explorer Scout, Scoutmaster, Committee Chairman, and Council Executive Board Member. During his first few years as Scoutmaster, Troop11’s camp was his old troop's Camp Clark, on the Stuart and Andrew Clark farm not far from Lodi, Prairie du Sac, and the Wisconsin River. In 1971, he purchased 60 acres near Dodgeville, which he named Camp Pope in honor of longtime scouter and Trinity United Methodist Church member Halley Pope.
Highlights during all those years were the many Boundary Waters wilderness canoe trips, two trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, 13 Eagle scouts, the many other outings (especially the times at Camp Pope), and the enduring friendships with both adults and kids who were involved with the troop all those years. He also was scoutmaster of the Four Lakes Council troop that went to the National Jamboree in Virginia in 1981 and was honored to serve on the Council executive board and to receive the Silver Beaver award and the Vigil honor of the Order of the Arrow.
In September of this year, Mark celebrated with Troop 11, 50 years of Scouting. Mark is missed by hundreds of scouts, leaders, and friends.