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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR CHRIS LONG, FORMER SE OF LINCOLN TRAILS COUNCIL

August 13, 2019

A memorial service will be held for Christian “Chris” Long, former Scout Executive/CEO of the Lincoln Trails Council, on Saturday, August 17 from 1- 3 p.m. at the Decatur Civic Center (1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL). The family encourages those who knew Chris thru Scouting and are attending, to wear their uniform and share a story about his life.

Chris passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Employed with the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years, Chris started as a District Executive in the Clinton Valley Council covering the Pontiac, Michigan area. He also served as a Senior District Executive in the Western Michigan Shores Council, Finance Director at the Mid Iowa Council in Des Moines, Iowa and Field Director/Assistant Scout Executive at the Blackhawk Area Council in Rockford, Illinois.

Chris became an Eagle Scout in 1984 and was a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow. He enjoyed gaming, collecting fountain pens and shooting sporting clays. He was a Billet Dad with the Blaze Hockey organization, sponsoring boys from all over the world.