Council HomeAdminTuesday July 25, 2017

Excerpt from the Viking Log, the Viking Council volunteer publication. August / September 2000.

Bob Litke, the jovial Ranger of the Viking Council’s Rum River Scout Camp, has just completed his 25th Anniversary at camp.

Bob started in the Viking Council in 1975 following a short time as Ranger for the Central Minnesota Council. He had received his Bachelors degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Minnesota.

Bob had been a Scout in Pierz, Minnesota where he earned the rank of Eagle including earning 64 merit badges. He since has gone on to serving as a committee member in a pack and troop for his son Wade, who has also earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Bob has been honored with the Vigil honor in the Order of the Arrow.

In his "spare time" Bob serves on the Ramsey Volun­teer Fire Department, is a member of the Knights of Columbus Anoka Council and is in the Ramsey Lions.

In the late 70's Bob was known as Wrangler Bob the director of the Cub Scout day camps and then the traveling day camps. This was in addition to his job as Camp Ranger.

Helping Bob do the very large task of maintaining the property and helping units with their stay at the camp is his wife Mary Jo. Mary Jo, and his two boys Wade and Chad, have helped with the many jobs from cutting grass to helping a unit with their program.

We salute Bob and his family for making the Rum River Scout Camp home for thousands of Scouts, leaders and parents. Thanks Bob!

Caretaker and Ranger History
??? Larry and Cheryl Mercer
???  - 1975 Tom Manko
1975 - Present Bob Litke
Read about some of the important people in the history of Rum River Scout Camp:

Ranger Bob Litke

Harlan Thurston

Julian Schmidt

Duane Haugan