Blaine Billinger began his scouting journey at age 7 as a cub scout. He remained active in troop activities throughout his school years, attending many camps in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, including the Philmont Scout Ranch, America's largest high-adventure camp. In 1998, as a high school junior, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Blaine enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of Troop 113 in Hays, Kansas. He also cherished his scouting experience thanks to the guidance and friendship of his leader Bob Dreher, whom he admired and respected.On September 17, 2011, while riding his mountain bike, Blaine collapsed and passed away after suffering Sudden Cardiac Death. Ironically, the first person to come to his aid was stranger and fellow Eagle Scout Zack Schopper, who cared for Blaine until paramedics arrived. Tragically, Blaine did not survive.Blaine's parents wish to honor him and celebrate his life and have created the Blaine Billinger Excellence In Scouting Fund. The purpose of the fund is to aid scouts with scholarship dollars for education and assist youth needing financial assistance to participate in various scouting activities. Ken and Patty wish to thank family members and friends who have tirelessly and generously supported this mission. Through the efforts of our volunteers and donors, Blaine’s memory is eternal.