Amster Howard

Amster Kellems Howard, Sr. was a Field Scout Executive in Chattanooga from 1940-1942 (and perhaps other years, too).


He was born on April 8, 1916 in Kentucky to Henry and Virginia Howard.  In 1938 he married Virginia Parsons in Grundy, Virginia. He was a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America for 69 years and was a Boy Scout professional for 38 years, serving as District Executive, Assistant Executive and Executive. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest honor in Scouting, for lifetime achievements as a Scouting volunteer. As a Boy Scout, he was named the Outstanding Scout of Kentucky and was awarded his Eagle Scout Badge by Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of Scouting in America. After retirement from Scouting, he was a Savings and Loan Officer at Guaranty Federal Savings & Loan in Galveston, Texas.