Boston- The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women held their Thirteenth Annual Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts event at the Massachusetts State House Great Hall of Flags last Wednesday. Mrs. Jean L. Augusta, of Walpole was among those recognized from across the Commonwealth. They were nominated by Representative Louis L. Kafka (D- Stoughton) and Representative John H. Rogers (D-Norwood), because of the service she has given the community of Walpole.
Jean has been the Scoutmaster of Walpole’s Boy Scout Troop 44 since 2003. In that time she has guided 36 young men to the rank of Eagle Scout. The community benefits greatly from her presence, as she builds up its future leaders. and provides countless hours of service to the town. In addition to her work in Walpole she also volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, Old Colony Council (OCC), which comprises 41 municipalities in the Commonwealth. Jean serves as the nurse at Camp Squanto in Plymouth, Ma and on the medical staff at district camporees. She is an advisor for the OCC’s National Youth Leadership Training and has traveled to many national events including the National Jamboree and the National Order of the Arrow Conference, in order to provide scouts in the OCC with the opportunity to take part in these life changing events.
Photo Caption: Representative Lou Kafka, Mrs. Jean Augusta and Representative John Rogers