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Mike Keathley State Office Building Dedication

May 22, 2017

Eagle Scout Michael Keathley spent his life as a passionate and dedicated volunteer in Scouting up until his death in March 2008. For his many years of service to youth through Scouting, the Greater St. Louis Area Council named its new Camp Lewallen trading post in his honor. The Michael Keathley Trading Post was dedicated on June 25, 2015 during summer camp.

Now, a state office building in St. Louis will soon bear his name as well. The Michael N. Keathley State Office Building will be dedicated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 25 at 11 a.m. at 3101 Chouteau Ave. RSVP by calling 573-751-1034.

Read more in this article from the Southeast Missourian.

During his time with the Boy Scouts, Keathley served as a board member for the Greater St. Louis Area Council (GSLAC) as well as Vice President of the Southeast Missouri Council prior to its merge with GSLAC. He was also a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor a council can bestow upon an adult volunteer, and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, the highest honor the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members.

Keathley, who was the Commissioner of the Office of Administration, was active in his community in addition to Scouting serving on the Advisory Board of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorder, board of directors of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association, President of the Hickory Handle Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Dexter Memorial Hospital and on the administrative board of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter.