Occupation? I am a planner for the transit district in Salem called Cherriots (similar to TriMet here in the Portland Metro area).
Why do you think kids should consider Scouting? It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll get to go to some amazing places in scouts that you may not have a chance to do if you don’t join a troop.
Why do you think parents should consider Scouting for their kids? Kids make lasting friendships in scouting and learn valuable things such as leadership skills, which aren’t easily taught in the classroom. Scouting attracts some of the greatest kids, and it’s great to foster good friendships for your kids.
What was the funniest thing that happened while Scouting? While sailing in the San Juan Islands (Washington State), our troop had water balloon fights between sailboats using giant sling shots. We also used giant clams (geoducks) for ammo, which was really gross, but also hilarious!
What was the most amazing thing that happened to you while Scouting? I got to do a lot of high adventure things like going for a 100-mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, climbing Mt. Hood, and shooting clay pigeons with a shotgun.