When did you join Pack 8?
August 2019, when our oldest joined as a Tiger Cub.
What scouting experience did you have before volunteering?
I joined Boy Scouts in fifth grade and finished as an Eagle Scout with weeks to spare. Kia Kima Scout Reservation in Hardy, Arkansas was my favorite (summer) camp, where I really enjoyed the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) high ropes courses, canoeing the Spring River, and was the 1995 Freak (of Nature) of the Week. I’m an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow.
What is your current role with Pack 8?
Wolf Den Leader, and possible rotating Lion Den Leader.
How long have you had this role?
I’m new to the Wolves this year; I moved up with my Tiger. Helping with Lions is new this year (and could be dizzying).
What previous roles have you had and for how long?
I held several leadership positions in my scout troop, but Quartermaster was my favorite. I was briefly a Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster with my old troop before I started college and forgot when meetings were. After that, I took a brief 20-year hiatus before serving as Tiger Den Leader (2019-2020) for Pack 8. It was a fun, weird year.
How many Cub Scouts are you raising?
Two (a Wolf and a Lion). They are getting heavy, so I should set them down somewhere.
Something interesting about you?
I was mistaken as an Elvis impersonator once, and it earned me a free lunch. If you don’t know who Elvis is, ask your parents (or grandparents).
I am an Eagle Scout, like my father before me.
Favorite part of being in Pack 8?
Post-meeting snacks. After that, it’s helping kids to learn and live the Scout Law.