Profile – John Ribar


Humbly born in a dirt floor log cabin read by flickering firelight stoked by my dear mother……………………..NAH, you do not want to read that crap.


Born in Pittsburgh PA, like my parents. My dad threw rocks at Scouts as a youth growing up. We ended up in Louisville KY in 1959, where I asked my father “Dad can I be a Cub Scout” He helped start a pack and troop, where I and my brothers grew up. He now serves on several Council, regional and national Scout committees.


(He passed to the great Vigil fire in Oct 2009) All four of us achieved the Eagle rank, my sister married an Eagle, my nephew is already an Eagle and my one son is a board of review short of his Eagle. (Received April 2010) We have bought into the program.


I am active in the Lincoln Heritage Council here in Louisville:


District Advancement Committee -Religeous Awards, Training knots, Heroism Awards and Camping Awards
Local Catholic Committee on Scouting
63rd annual Bishop Flaget Trail Chair
Talligewi 62 Assistant Lodge Adviser
Kitchen Staff (ask me about Death by Chocolate)
District Elections Adviser
I am involved with Troop 306 St Margaret Mary Church on the troop committee

I have trekked Philmont twice and trained at PTC once (2007)

Honored by receiving:
Silver Beaver
District Award of Merit
Vigil (Translated to Bald guy who cooks)
St George Medal (Catholic Award)
Bronze Pelican
3rd Wooodbadge Bead


Own Bluegrass Business Forms which is involved in Business Document Forms and systems. Notably, integrated laser documents with cards, labels or self mailing features


I collect exclusively:


Lincoln Heritage Council
Old Kentucky Home Council – Merged
Talligewi 62
Zit Kala Sha – Merged
National Catholic Committee
Lighthouse design CSP and Lodge Flap
Train design CSP and Lodge Flap
Seneca District Patches – LHC or OKHC only


I hoard all kinds of miscellaneous stuff to use as social trade bait and use with positive reinforcement with my OA and Troop youth


My prize possessions are a Koo Koo Hoo Ku 161 S-4, I traded for at Philmont in 1966, my first trade deal and the Centennial coins set issued at Philmont on the World Scouting Anniversary day in August 2007 both are available for the right offer


I enjoy talking to people and listening to their experiences


I do not lie, but I might embellish the facts to prove my point.




Great to see some more kitchen staff on the board! I ran the kitchen/Dining Hall at Ed Bryant Scout Reservation for three years. Now I help out at events as I can.



By missingarrow on October 31st, 2008 at 7:00 pm

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