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LEWIS, Paul W.

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LEWIS, Paul W. (Des Moines, IA, 1960-- ) Lewis spent more than thirty years as a volunteer leader with the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America. This included serving as Order of the Arrow Lodge Advisor from 1995-2000. From 2010 - 2012, he served two terms as Northeast Iowa Council President.

The Council presented him with the Silver Beaver award in 1998 for his volunteer service. He received the Lamb award for Lutheran Scout leaders in 2007. In 1975, he earned the Eagle Scout rank and the Pro Deo Et Patria Lutheran Religious award. He became a Vigil Honor member of Mitigwa Lodge as a youth member in 1978.

Lewis authored three books on scouting history:

 Scouting in Iowa--The Values Endure: 
    Published September, 1999, 280 pages. 
    ISBN 0-9673880-0-7
 TIMMEU The Little Lodge with the Big Impact 
    Published January, 2015, 134 pages.
 Scouting in Northeast Iowa 1910-1959 
    Published March, 2017, 330 pages. 
    ISBN 978-0-9982631-0-6

Beginning around 2000 with an estimated six other adults experienced in table tennis, Lewis offered the Table Tennis Venture Crew. For all teens and young adults from the ages of 14-21, the program cost $7.00 for an opportunity to learn the fundamentals and have fun. (1)

His scouting memorabilia collection supplements his interest in scouting history.

Outside of his involvement with Scouting, Lewis has served as president of the Dubuque Table Tennis Club for more than 30 years. Lewis was the Iowa Games table tennis commissioner when the sport was introduced by the Iowa Sports Foundation in 1996. He teamed with Dhiren Narotam to win the Championship Doubles event in the first year of the table tennis event. He has served as commissioner of the sport for both the Winter Games and the Summer Games through 2017. Lewis served as an umpire and official for the table tennis event at the 1991 International Special Olympics.



1. Speltz, Bill. "No More Winter Boredom," Telegraph Herald, October 23, 2001, p. 15

Paul Lewis, e-mail, April 3, 2017