87-Year-Old North Texas Career Scout Honored with City Proclamation

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87-year-old Ernie Doclar has been involved with Scouts longer than many people have been alive. (Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

The Grapevine City Council meeting Tuesday night was filled with uniformed Scouts. In the sea of fresh, young faces, one stood out: 87-year-old Ernie Doclar.

“Make way for the old fella,” Doclar joked as he made his way to the council chambers through groups of teenage Scouts that gathered to honor him.

Scouting has changed over its 100-plus year history. Most recently, the name changed to Scouts BSA to allow girls to join the ranks. But Doclar has been a constant.

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