Family Shares Max Upchurch Excellence Through Scouting Foundation

The family of Max Upchurch is proud to announce that a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization“The Max Upchurch Excellence Though Scouting Foundation” has been created to honor Max’s Legacy.

The Max Upchurch Excellence Through Scouting Foundation’s mission is to ensure that Max’s

legacy lives on by supporting the scouting communities in Ste. Genevieve County. The

foundation strives to participate in helping with recruitment, camping, high adventure trips,

annual dues, equipment, training, travel, and other events that foster Scouting and leadership


Max Upchurch moved to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, in July of 2008 at the age of 8 years old. Max

attended all three levels of schooling in Ste. Genevieve County and graduated from Ste.

Genevieve High School in 2018. During his time in Ste. Genevieve, Max joined Troop 410 in

Bloomsdale, Missouri, and became active in scouting. He had learned the passion and

importance of this organization from his father and brother, who were both Eagle Scouts. Max

was truly blessed to have a supportive family who was actively involved in his journey and a

father who led his troop as Scoutmaster for several years. Max attended Summer Camp each

year at S bar F Scout Ranch. His Eagle Scout Project was a support wall at the American Legion

in Bloomsdale that stopped the parking lot from continuously getting filled with dirt during

large storms.

Max truly made the community better, and gained a great deal of leadership and life skills from

his time in scouting. In May of 2016, Max became the third member of his family to achieve the

Eagle Scout Award. He went on to study Secondary Math Education at Missouri State

University. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in December of 2021. Just two weeks later,

Max died in a tragic accident that took his family and friends by shock. Max was a person who deserves a legacy. He was too young to leave us. In his short 21 years, he had made such an impression on the world, we should all strive to live our lives like him.

Max truly believed in the Scouting Way, and we know he would appreciate any support you can

give to an organization that molded him into the man that he became. You can learn more

about Max’s Foundation at the link here.