Scouter Gone Home

Posted on Nov 5 2020 - 9:28am


Scouter Gone Home
Don Cock


To my scouting Friends:
I am sad to announce the unexpected passing of my old friend and fellow Scouter, Don Cock.
Don was stricken at home with a sudden heart attack and died on October 26, 2020.
Don knew the Lord and is now home with his Savior, Jesus Christ.

Don was a wonderful Scout leader who served Pack 633, Troop 636, Saddleback District, and Anasazi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow (OA) from early 1990s through the 2000s.
His many jobs included:
• Committee Chairman, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Listserv Administrator for Troop 636
• OA Associate Advisor
• OA Anasazi Chapter Advisor 2000-2002
• Saddleback District Training Staff
• Reviewer & Coordinator for Eagle Application Reviews for several years
• Chaired or sat on countless Eagle Scout Boards of Review
Don is part of a 3-generation Scouting Legacy. Don’s father was a Scout leader and Silver Beaver Recipient. As a youth, Don rose to Life rank as a Scout and was a Sea Scout in Orange Empire Council (Prior to it merging with North Orange Council to form Orange County Council). Don’s son, Paul is an Eagle Scout and OA Vigil Honor Member.
I first camped with Don when we were Webelos Leaders, 25 years ago, at the Orange County Council 75th Anniversary Encampment in November 1995 at Camp Pendleton. Later, in Troop 636, Don and I shared Scoutmaster/ASM duties for 3 weeklong summer Camps at Cherry Valley on Catalina Island. I remember Don’s appropriate answer to the young Scouts asking him for . . . : “Did you ask your Senior Patrol Leader?”
Don believed in a youth run organization. He coached many young men in the Troop and in the OA.
Don earned the District Award of Merit, the Vigil Honor (I was proud to be his Vigil Sponsor), and the Silver Beaver. Don’s Vigil name is Tuney Gihim, which translates as “Bearded one who encourages.”
Our sons, Paul and Jake were friends and OA Brothers who climbed the Eagle trail together.
Don’s professional title was Senior Director of Technical Support/Operations for Orange Coast College . . . but all his free time was devoted to Scouting with generous support from his wife of 43 years, Linda.
After “retiring” from Scouting, Don joined the cast at Disneyland as a part-time Ride Operator. You may have seen him checking your seat belt at the Matterhorn ride.
Memorial Services for Don are pending due to the Corona Virus restrictions.
In Lieu of flowers, Don’s wife, Linda asks that donations in Don’s name be made to the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America        Donations

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