By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 27, 2017

Outstanding Eagle: Eugene Probst

Eugene Probst

Born in Midway, Utah, Eugene Probst became the first Eagle Scout there in 1940. He served aboard the USS Oakhill for 28 months in the South Pacific during WWII, engaging in seven major invasions. Gene has dedicated his life to serving his community and his family. He served as city councilman for eight years, Mayor of Midway for 12 years, member of several boards, and was appointed by the governor to serve on the advisory committee for the solid and hazardous waste of Utah. Gene has also served as Scoutmaster for 15 years, helping many youth reach the rank of Eagle Scout. Gene and his late wife Darlene have eight children, 32 grandchildren, and 58 great-grandchildren.

Congratulations to Eugene Probst!

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