Charles B. Cook

1945-1965

Charles B. Cook was Scout Executive in Chattanooga from September 1, 1945 to 1965.  He was responsible for developing Camp Cherokee.  Prior to coming to Chattanooga, he was Scout Executive from 1943-1945 in Ouachita Valley Council (Monroe, Louisiana).  Prior to that, he he was council president and council commissioner in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Cook was born December 14, 1900.  He died February 19, 1995.  Cook's wife, Mildred, died at the age of 101 in Chattanooga on March 28, 2002.


From February 21, 1995 Chattanooga Times:  


Charles B. Cook, who retired after serving more than 20 years as the chief executive of the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, died Sunday in a local hospital. A resident of East Brainerd, he was 94.


Cook received the highest award in scouting for volunteers, the Silver Beaver, prior to entering the professional ranks of Scouting. Upon his retirement in 1965, the VFW presented him with a Distinguished Service Award from the state of Tennessee for his contribution to Scouting and the community.


He was a member of Brainerd Lodge 736 F&AM and was awarded a 50-year Masonic service pin. A member of Brainerd United Methodist Church for 50 years, he served as chairman of the Official Board, was campaign chairman for the new sanctuary building fund and held other offices.


Survivors include his wife, Mildred B. Cook; daughter, Dorothy Bouldin, Chattanooga; son, Stanley Cook, Kingston, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts or to Brainerd United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. today at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East.


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