Mormon man doesn't have to have sons to be a Scouter

You know you're dating a real Scouter when your first date together is a Scouting event.

After 26 years of marriage, Sharie Bollwinkel can only remember one year that her husband, John, didn't do any Scouting.

Needless to say, John Bollwinkel of Park City, Utah, is a Scouter through and through.

Not even having a family of all girls slowed him down.

"He always says, 'I know I have three daughters, but I need to find three husbands for those daughters. That's why I am a Scouter,'" said his daughter Katie.

Four years ago, Bollwinkel was on the high council in his stake. He was assigned to be over the Spanish-speaking branch, even though he doesn't speak Spanish. At the time, he had been looking for something to do in Scouting and decided to start a Spanish-speaking Scout troop. With the help of some sister missionaries who were teaching a few boys, they got started with three to four boys. One of the boys, with some difficulties at home, couldn't find a ride home, and Bollwinkel offered to pick him up when he needed it.

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