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Scoutmaster Steve Marcy Passes Away at 77, Leaving Santa Monica Boy Scout Troop 2 Bereft

Marcy was also a Mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School for many years

1.25.23 It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of one of the best men I have ever known--Dr. Steve Marcy, our Scout Master for Troop 2. He lead our troop for more than three decades, helping it to become one of the largest and best in the country.

We've produced many CEO's, political leaders, astronauts, and surgeons. But most importantly was how Dr. Marcy shaped so many boys into becoming competent, kind, skilled, and loving young men.

Marcy was also a Mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School for many years, until his retirement in 2007. He also published math enrichment materials and classroom activities that are used nationwide.

One could write a book about him, and no doubt someone will. He died suddenly and unexpectedly, and was working for the Troop right up to the end. I trusted and admired him so much that whatever he asked me to do, I did, immediately and without question.

Those who know me know that is rare for me. My heart is once again broken...for his family, for this community, and for all of us. I take solace in the fact that I was so very lucky to have known this tower of strength, fairness, dedication, and selflessness. RIP, and thank you for having made this world so much better.

Dr. Marcy was born in Virginia in 1947 but moved to Santa Monica. He earned a PHD in "Ed Psych" from UCLA in 1978. Dr. Marcy was married for decades to a lovely fantastic person named Janis. They had four children together. He became Scoutmaster in 1989.

"Since 1947, Troop 2 has been led by two extremely dedicated and talented Scoutmasters, Keith Monroe for the first 41 years (1947-1988) and Dr. Steve Marcy for the past 32 years (1989-present). With the help of dozens of assistant scoutmasters and countless troop parents, Monroe and Marcy have introduced thousands of boys to the beauty and wonders of the great outdoors. The scouts learn outdoor skills such as canoeing, camping, swimming and backpacking and engage in a broad array of other activities including rock climbing, biking, and snow sports."

"Troop 2 provides a program for young boys to build character. By training them in the responsibilities of citizenship and helping them develop personal fitness, Troop 2 is positioning our youth to help build a more conscientious and productive society. The troop also offers extensive first aid and emergency preparedness training, including a biennial Bloody Monday simulation exercise, where scouts work in teams to put their training into action. Troop 2 scouts and alumni have been credited with saving 63 lives."

Steve Marcy died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday. Cause of death has not been confirmed, but is said to be cardiac arrest.


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