PMD  Matt Tompkins

Matt Tompkins wears his Silver Beaver Award from Boy Scouts of America Northeast Iowa Council in his rural Dubuque home.

Like many parents, Matt Tompkins became a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America when his son Harrison joined a local Cub Scout pack in first grade.

But several years later, Harrison and his friends decided to step away from scouts, and Tompkins, of Key West, Iowa, discovered he wasn’t ready to let the program go.

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