Former Shamokin resident receives Scouting doctorate
Daniel Dombroskie, commissioner for the Seven Bridge's District, Susquehanna Council, Boy Scouts of America, recently received his doctorate degree from the College of Commissioner Science. Dombroskie is a Shamokin native.
The commissioners are the service arm of the Boy Scouts of America, performing an array of duties to help units function properly. Earning the doctorate degree requires attending extensive training courses, spanning years of service. Bachelor's and master's degrees must be earned, and a written thesis or project must be completed.
Dombroskie has been working with the commissioner's service for the Susquehanna Council since the late 1970s, and specialized in providing the district roundtable meetings. The roundtable, held monthly, is a meeting to provide information and training to both adult and boy leaders.
Born and raised in Shamokin, he is a son of the late Frank and Jane Dombroskie. He graduated from Shamokin Area High School in 1978. His Scouting career began in 1968 as a Cub Scout with Pack 3254, sponsored by St. John's United Church of Christ in Shamokin. He earned the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting's highest honor, then advanced to Boy Scout Troop 254 in 1971, earning the Eagle Scout Badge with three palms, the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for work in conservation, and the God and Country Religious Award.
At age 18, he became an adult leader and has earned the Commissioner's Training Award, Commissioner's Key, St. George Religious Medal, James West Award, William Boyce Award, Distinguished Commissioner Knot, District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award. He has also earned his Wood Badge Beads, serving on staff for two additional Wood Badge courses, and is a Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow. Throughout his Scouting career, he has served as Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Chartered Organization Representative, Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner and Assistant Council Commissioner.
Dombroskie attended extensive training at Philmont Scout Reservation in Cimarron, N.M., in the summer of 2012 and is the council ambassador to Philmont.
He received his doctorate degree at a ceremony at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, through the Laurel Highlands Council (greater Pittsburgh) on March 15, teaching three course sessions on Roundtable for their College of Commissioner Science.
He graduated with an associate's degree in specialized technology in photography from the Antonelli Institute of Professional Photography, Philadelphia, and earned a certified professional photographer certificate from the Professional Photographers of America. He owned and operated Brookpark Photography, Lewisburg, for many years.
Dombroskie is a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Selinsgrove, and a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.