Me and My Family
I am a mother of four boys. When my oldest son got involved in Cub Scouting my husband and I knew nothing about the Boy Scouts of America or any of its programs. My son loved the Cub Scout program, as did his younger brothers. My husband and I offered our support as our sons became more and more active. When they moved on to the Boy Scout and Venturing programs, so did we.
Sometimes I look back and wonder how we got here. We started out tentatively, not really knowing what to do and what was expected of use. We would like to help other Scouters by sharing what we are learning on our journey.
I am an Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scout troop for my youngest three sons. I am a merit badge counselor for Citizenship in the Community, Camping, and Cooking. I am the Crew Advisor for the Venturing Crew, which serves as the high school youth group for our parish. I don’t have any kids in the Cub Pack anymore, but I am still working with the pack as the Pack Trainer.
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My husband is currently the Scoutmaster for the troop and an Associate Advisor for the Crew. He is also a merit badge counselor for Emergency Preparedness, Astronomy, and Nuclear Science.
(Names have been changed to protect the innocent!)
JD is my oldest son and is quiet and very smart. He is an Eagle Scout. He currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster in the troop. He is serving on camp staff this summer for the second year for our local Cub Scout resident camp as a scoutcraft counselor. JD is also the Treasurer for the Venturing Crew.
My next oldest is DS. He is a natural leader . He is currently a Life Scout and is a Patrol Leader in the troop. DS is also the Vice President – Program for the Venturing Crew. He is serving his first summer on staff at our local Cub Scout camp as an aquatics counselor.
My third son, LC, is also quiet and has a sweet temperament. He is currently Senior Patrol Leader for the troop and is Life rank. He is serving as a Den Chief for our Pack’s Bear den.
ZM is youngest son and is outgoing and just a little mischievous. ZM lives life with gusto. He is currently a first year Boy Scout and Second Class rank. He is the patrol leader for our new scout patrol.