When did you join Pack 8?
I joined Pack 8 in the fall of 2013 after my son Caleb came home from school excited about scouts. We went to the parent night, met all the packs, and decided Pack 8 was the best fit for us.
What scouting experience did you have before volunteering?
I didn’t have any scouting experience before joining Pack 8. I had lots of camping and outdoor experience but had never been part of scouts before.
What is your current role with Pack 8?
I am currently the Cub Master, which means I am responsible for helping den leaders as they need, running pack meetings, and installing good character in each boy.
How long have you had this role?
I have been in this role for the past year. The past Cub Master left a great legacy in how to engage kids and bring excitement to the scout program which I have attempted to build upon.
What previous roles have you had and for how long?
I was a den leader for 3 years and the assistant Cub Master for a year.
How many Cub Scouts are you raising?
I am raising 1 cub scout and a little girl that will probably be a girl scout, but will wish she could be a boy scout!
Something interesting about you?
I enjoy obstacle, group, and long distant races. My friend and current Web 1 den leader Shannon Thurston introduced me to Spartan races. These races include a run between 3-15 miles where you go over, under, or through 15-30 obstacles. We ran 4 races last year and had a blast!
Favorite part of being in Pack 8?
I love teaching and developing kids. Scouts provides a perfect opportunity to take the knowledge you have and transfer it to the next generation. Pack 8 has evolved a tremendous amount over the last 4 years and while change can be hard, we have emerged as a stronger and more dedicated pack. The parents are supportive, the kids engaged, and the volunteers wonderful.