John L. Erickson (Chieftain Little Creeping Leaves)

John L. Erickson
Chieftain Little Creeping Leaves

Brave

 

1957

Warrior

 

1958

Firebuilder

 

1959

Tom-Tom Beater

 

1959

Runner

 

1960

Keeper of the Sacred Bundle

 

1960

Sachem

 

1961

Keeper of the Wampum

 

1963

Sagamore

 

1965

Medicine Man

 

1972

Chieftain

 

2006


John Erickson was a Boy Scout in North Kansas City where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. John became a Brave in 1957, Warrior in 1958, Firebuilder and Tom-Tom Beater in 1959, a Runner and Keeper of the Sacred Bundle in 1960, a Sachem in 1961, a Keeper of the Wampum in 1963, Sagamore in 1965, and a Medicine Man in 1972.

John served on the camp staff of the Bartle Scout Reservation for many years. His service included service as the Wigwam Program Director for four years, Wigwam Camp Director, Sawmill Camp Director, and Frontier Camp Director. John is one of three camp directors who have led all three camps and one of five camp directors who had previously served as a program director.

John began his professional scouting career in the Kansas City Area Council where he served as a District Executive for the Lone Bear and Three Trails Districts. He then served as the Director of Activities and Public Relations. John has served as the Scout Executive in Sioux Falls, SD and Baton Rouge, LA. John served as the Director of Professional Development for ten years and is currently serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Scout Executive.