Spotted: Phil Wepner and Scott Fleming ’83

Phil, a Ripon College Physical Plant employee from 1974-2018, and I met while attending the National Scouting Historian Summit in June of 2019 at Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, NM. Our paths crossed while at Ripon but had not met each other previously.  We certainly enjoyed recounting interesting events and professors during our time at Ripon. Phil had been a leader for Troop 735 in Ripon for 43 years.  He retired as Scoutmaster the same time he retired from the College. I have been involved in Scouting at all levels for 20+ years in Lake Forest, IL and actually took on my 1st leadership role as Cubmaster from current Ripon Board of Trustee Chair Ron Peterson ’70.