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Shawn Edan Youngberg

July 4, 1974 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 45)
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Message from Peter Vogel
February 26, 2020 1:21 PM

I was profoundly moved and saddened to learn about Shawn's passing. It is a tremendous loss to his family and to countless others. I have many great memories of Shawn. I am forever grateful to Shawn for his influence on my life. More than 20 years ago, when I was completely new to Scouting, Shawn helped train me and guide me (in his gentle patient manner) in innumerable ways to become a more effective Scout leader. He was loved by the boys for his great sense of humor and his unflagging willingness to serve the young men in our Troop, which would not have functioned without his efforts. Shawn always worked hard to ensure that the young men were having great learning experiences through activities and service. I know that there are many that would not have earned their Eagle rank without his enthusiasm, organization, motivation, and direction. It is so tragic when the life of such a great person is cut short. That he accomplished so very much and touched so many other lives in his limited time should inspire us all to do better ourselves. Shawn will continue to be remembered with love and respect by the many people whose lives he touched. All of us who were privileged to know him were truly blessed.
Message from Jim Kelley
February 1, 2020 12:54 AM

When I first met Shawn some 20 years ago the first thing that struck me was his shining enthusiasm. He jumped joyfully headfirst into everything. I thought he was just another young Scouter who would soon burn himself out like a supernova. But as the years flowed past Shawn just kept on serving. If anything his star just kept glowing brighter and brighter, all the way to the end. He inspired many a flagging Scoutmaster by his example, and so changed the life of not only the scouts in his troop, but many others as well. It will feel odd indeed to not see Shawn at the next Ordeal

" He who camped and served among us,
He who always stood beside us
Now has left his earthly trail
For the trail of his Maker.

Let us in our hears and minds
Remember he who was our Brother
on the Earth... but now forever
in spirit with us."
Message from Stephen Robillard
January 12, 2020 5:26 AM

Received the Vigil Honor alongside brother Shawn in '05. Always kind and never too busy to share a thought or his time, he now finds his peace around the campfire of the Great Spirit. WWW
Message from Jonathan Barnes
January 11, 2020 12:22 PM

My love and prayers are for Shawn's family. I will always love and remember you Brother Shawn Youngberg.
Love always,
Jonathan Barnes
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A candle was lit by Jonathan Barnes on January 11, 2020 12:18 PM
Message from Fairchild Family
January 11, 2020 10:57 AM

He will be missed! The impact he made is a part of my family and will always continue!
After we moved away from Shawn’s leadership, our boys continued to work and do hard things! Thank you for sharing and supporting Shawn, which in turn supported our family. The movie “Follow Me Boys”, became a favorite, thinking of Shawn after our experience with him. He lived well!! May you all find comfort in your memories and in Christ with your days ahead with out him. We can still do hard things, because we’ve been shown.
Hugs & love-
Greg, Taryn, Alivia, Taylor, (Jonathan- now with Shawn!) & Caroline Fairchild
Message from Brenda, Jim and Chris Lucas
January 10, 2020 1:00 PM

Our family first met Shawn when our son Christopher attended the 2001 National Jamboree and Shawn was the 3rd Scoutmaster. We interacted with Shawn as the Scouts attended the pre-Jamboree training and then as Jim and I visited during the week and on the week-ends to visit the Jamboree and see the shows. Shawn was such an outgoing person and interacted so well with the scouts. Later we saw how he worked with Scouts and Scouters as Jim and I took leadership roles on the district committee. When Frederick County was broken up into 2 districts, we were with Appalachian District and didn't have as much contact with Shawn but began working with him again when Frederick County became one district again. Our son Christopher has fond memories of that 2001 National Jamboree. He considered coming back as a scout to be Senior Patrol Leader for the 2005 National Jamboree but decided to a staff member and was a staff member for the 2010 National Jamboree both working in boating. I believe that Shawn's influence as a leader as well as 2 other Francis Scout Scouters who were Jamboree staff influenced our son's decision to take on a leadership role at the National Jamboree.
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A candle was lit by The Park Heights Cemetery Team on January 10, 2020 10:38 AM
Message from Gary Streeton
January 10, 2020 9:07 AM

Shawn was a wonderful and caring person. A true Scouter. He attended my Vigil induction ceremony. The world is a better place having people like Shawn as Leaders.
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A candle was lit by Rosemary keeney on January 10, 2020 7:32 AM
Message from Andy GIacco
January 10, 2020 7:12 AM

Shawn was an amazing man and a great example of what a Scouter should be. He provided me with wonderful guidance during my time as an OA Chapter Advisor. I will miss him greatly. My prayers to his family and all he touched during his life.
Message from Kathy, Robert, and Cody Evans
January 10, 2020 6:04 AM

Shawn you will be missed by many. We are all grateful for all you have done for Cody along his journey through scouting. We thank you sir. Rest In Peace.
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A candle was lit by Kathy Evans on January 10, 2020 6:02 AM
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A candle was lit by Brent & Bethany Stevenson on January 9, 2020 10:36 PM
Message from Debra and Wallace Ousse
January 9, 2020 10:14 PM

Shawn's love of scouting and service provided so much for the members of Troop 799. We will miss you and cherish the times we learned by playing as taught by Lord Baden-Powell and lived by Shawn. May the Lord be a comfort to the family knowing that Shawn is resting in the arms of his Lord!!!
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A candle was lit by Debra and Wallace Ousse formerly of Troop 799 on January 9, 2020 10:08 PM
Message from Hal Noer
January 9, 2020 9:27 PM

A true friend, we constantly met as we worked in various areas of Scouting. Soon I realized his energy, commitment, and focus was on helping others learn and excel. He set a high standard many of us still strive to meet. Shawn, you will be sorely missed, it was my privilege to walk the trail with you. As another Scouter taught me long ago: "Hasta Luego, Via Con Dios" - " Until we meet again, go with God.
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A candle was lit by Hal Noer on January 9, 2020 9:17 PM
Message from Jack and Judy Castle
January 9, 2020 7:21 PM

We loved our scouting adventures with Shawn. He came with us on a wilderness canoe trip to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. Great guy! Wish we could be at the service.
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A candle was lit by Michelle Ruth Trout on January 9, 2020 6:25 PM
My deepest condolences to the Youngberg family. Shawn was a very kind and loving young man whom I will miss so very much.
Yours,
Michelle Trout
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A candle was lit by Michelle trout on January 9, 2020 6:20 PM
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An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent on January 9, 2020

Dear Geraldine and Family, We cannot adequately express our sorrow at your loss. Shawn was vital part of the Ward, Stake and community. He will be deeply missed. We send our love from afar! Marcy and Robert Polander

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