In her 11 years as a special education and second-grade teacher for the Milwaukee Public Schools, Pam Young started a Cub Scout pack at Clarke Street Elementary School and later formed Cub Scout Pack 22 at Starms Discovery Learning Center.
The Boy Scouts of America recently gave her its distinguished merit award.
“It’s a predominantly female profession, and they already had a Girl Scout troop and a Brownie pack at the schools,” her husband, James Young II, said Sunday. “But there was nobody to do the Cub Scouts, and she volunteered because the boys needed it.”
“She was one of the few people in my life who actually put all others ahead of herself,” Young said.
Pam Young died of brain cancer Thursday at Columbia St. Mary’s hospice unit. She was 37.