Posted on August 22, 2022 at 10:41 AM by Cade Cameron
Rob and Lorna Scott are known throughout Boone County for their generous hearts. They truly have made the best better through their actions.
Lorna has strong roots in 4-H, actively participating in the program growing up and watching both her parents diligently volunteer. She followed in their footsteps as a 22-year leader of the Bluff Creek Wranglers 4-H Club. As a leader, she showcased and encouraged service to the community, facilitating countless projects with her members in the Pilot Mound area. These efforts led her club to be selected for the Boone County Citizenship award on numerous occasions. Lorna is a prime example of 4-H’s essential “caring adult”. Club members always speak to her ability to include and engage anyone, ensuring all members were involved despite any barriers they may have. She was also quick to seek opportunities for members that aligned with their interests and was always on the lookout for ways to recognize their achievements.
In May of 2008, Rob and Lorna adopted six siblings that completed their family of nine. Lorna continued to be a club leader, while managing their farm, coaching sports teams, serving on church committees, and being actively involved in community booster clubs. Rob ran a small-town grocery store at the time and served on the local school board.
All seven of the Scott children went on to be actively involved in 4-H at the club, county, state, and national levels. They could be found in just about every barn at the county fair, exhibiting sheep, cattle, hogs, rabbits, and poultry. They all also chose to be 4-H volunteers, like their parents, working numerous shifts at the county fair and serving on their local 4-H County Council. All seven of their 4-H careers were highlighted by representing Iowa at the National 4-H Congress.
A few years ago, the Scott family started Scott’s Amusements. Their carnival can be found all over Iowa and the surrounding states. They have utilized this endeavor to bring fun to many county fairs, helping 4-H’ers celebrate their hard work through time together in a carnival setting.
Rob and Lorna are great examples to 4-H’ers of how to overcome difficulties, work together, serve others, and have fun. Their lives center around making themselves, their kids, their 4-H’ers, and their communities better.
The Scotts’ work as volunteers will certainly be remembered by the lives they impacted, and their work as parents will leave a legacy. Boone County 4-H thanks them for everything they have done to make the best better.