Bob Perin had many roles in his career in scouting. He provided guidance and acted as a liaison to the National Council during the redesign of the White Stag Program as assistant National Director of the Volunteer Training Service.
He traveled across the nation working with various councils and troops. He was a husband and a father.
Upon researching Bob Perin mostly through conversations with his son, Scott, it appears that he was dedicated to the values that he sincerely believed that the Boy Scouts had to offer. That is most likely what lead him to help create The Boy Scout Show and to volunteer to be the show’s host and presenter.
[THE FOLOWING IS A RETYPED DOCUMENT FROM A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL… THIS IS A NEWS RELEASE ANNOUNCING BOB PERIN’S ASSIGNMENT TO THE NEWLY FORMED “THREE G COUNCIL” IN ARIZONA]
Sept. 15, 1943
Three G Council
Mr. Paul Guittaeu, council president of the newly formed Three G Council of the Boy Scouts of America, announces that the headquarters office is now open and the Scout Executive, Bob Perin, is on the job.
Mr. Perin and his wife and two sons moved into Safford the first of the month and are now at home at 927 W. 10th Street. The new Executive came to Arizona in 1939 where he served as Field man for the Roosevelt Council working in the county and northern territory of that Council. He started in Scouting as a Tenderfoot in his dad’s troop and soon thereafter transferred to the Troop at Toquerqueville, Utah where he rode horseback for seven miles from Hurricane to Toquerqueville to attend Scout meetings. Mr. Perin received his education at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and then attended the National Training School for Scout Executives held in new York City. His first field work was done at Cincinnati, Ohio where he was responsible for all Cubbing and Negro Scouting. He next served in New Mexico with the Northern New Mexico Council located at Santa Fe and covering most of the state from Las Cruces to Baton. In 1939 he was transferred to the Roosevelt Council where he has served since as filed man and assistant to the chief executive. His hobby is flying and holds the rank of Captain in the Arizona Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
The new office is located in the Valley national Bank Bldg. in Safford and serves Gila, Graham and Greenlee counties and the town of Virden, New Mexico. Parker Wardlaw, Chairman of the Graham county district, states, “We are interested in seeing that all boys in the county who wish to become scouts may have the
opportunity to do so. From the fighting fronts from all over the world come letters telling us how much the Scout training that our boys have had has helped them in their struggle against the Japs and Nazis. We know the value of the Scout program to all boys and are looking forward to big things from our new council set up.”
Mr. C. Staples, the council vice president, says that the new executive will be in the Clifton Morenci area the later part of September to meet with all Scouts and Scouters of that district. Marcus Goldberg, a council vice president residing in Globe, says”One of the biggest needs in the Scout Program today is trained men to lead the boys and I feel that the new Three G Council will help us to do this and in thsi way improve all of our Scouting work.”
When asked what the Three Gs stood for, Bob Perin said, “Growth Gives Gratification. Watch us grow.”