2010 Jamboree Scoutmaster Ed Easterling, Servant Leader

Dr. Ed Easterling died on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  He served as the Great Rivers Council Jamboree Scoutmaster for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.  Funeral arrangements are at the Pickering Funeral Home in Mexico, MO.  An obituary is in the Columbia Daily Tribune on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Servant Leader

I remember Ed as a servant leader.  He put others first and helped them grow as individuals.  He demonstrated through his actions all of the principles important to servant leadership, including:2010 Scoutmaster Ed Easterling arriving home

  • listening;
  • empathy;
  • healing;
  • awareness;
  • persuasion;
  • conceptualization;
  • foresight;
  • stewardship;
  • commitment;
  • and community.

He served on the Council’s Jamboree Planning Committee beginning with the planning tasks for the 2010 Jamboree, led the Troop as Scoutmaster to attend and experience the 2010 Jamboree, and continued to serve on the planning committee for the 2013 Jamboree.

I greatly appreciate Ed and his cheerful smile.  It was a privilege to know and work with him.  He was an outstanding individual and leader.