Quotes from Scouters
My first adult position was Tiger Cub Coordinator. I became involved because my mom was
a Den mother and my dad was an ASM. -Fred Wood -10 yr.
I was a first class Girl Scout who had earned 56 merit badges and sold the most Girl
Scout Cookies in all of Los Angeles Area Council in the mid 1960's Girls Scouts only went
to First Class as Curved Bar Rank was eliminated with their new program. I served as a
CIT, Asst. Camp Director and Camp Director. Then, I majored in Outdoor Recreation in
College with a minor in Forestry. I was blessed with two boys. When asked to join the
Troop Committee I couldn't wait to say yes. -K.B. - 2yr.
My first adult position was on the Troop Committee. I remembered how, as a youth, it
had been difficult to have Committee members available for boards of review, etc. -Welilissit
Nimat - 21 yr.
My Scoutmaster ask me at the time I turned 18 to become an ASM. -25 yr. Leader
My mother has worked for the Girl Scouts for over 10 years. Scouting has always been
very important to me. I started as a Brownie when I was six years old, before Daisy's were
available. I would like to become more involved with Scouting in my area, but
unfortunately I have been playing phone tag for a while now. Anyway, keep up the good
work! - Ms. Mitchell-1yr.
Was a brownie Leader with the Girl Guides then I got sick of it and had a rest then was
approached by the DC to become a Leader. I am 21 and live in Australia. I hope I don't
muck up your survey! -3yr. Leader
My son wanted to become a Cub Scout. Being a former Scout I knew the importance of the
program so I took a lead in the development of our Pack. - Todd Johnson-3yr.
I finally realized, after about 5 or 6 years of not being involved, that I missed
Scouting. Somebody asked me to describe myself, and, while writing that description, I
realized that the Scout Oath and the 12 points of the Scout Law made me who I am today. I
participated in two wonderful treks to Philmont Scout ranch as a youth. The first was as a
recipient of a nearly full "scholarship" donated by someone who remains unknown
to me after almost 25 years. His generosity undoubtedly shaped my life. I have since taken
4 more treks to Philmont as an adult Leader and as contingent Leader and I serve as the
chairperson of our Council High Adventure committee. -DAA-17yr.
I took my son to a Round-up to find out about the Tiger Cub program. I became an adult
partner in Tiger Cubs. I wanted a program that provided a social climate as well as a fun
introduction to the Boy Scout program. I was a Camp Fire Girl when I was young, and I
enjoyed the opportunities of friendship and travel; I wanted to introduce those things to
my son. -Scoutmom-5yr.
Carried on to lead Cubs for Chief Scouts Award. Carried on after leaving Scouts and
became a warranted Leader -Gh-10yr.
After high school, a local Troop needed an extra ASM to go on campouts and to Summer
Camp. Some boys knew that I'd been a Scout. They recruited me with the old "It's only
one hour a week and one weekend a month" routine. I fell for it and I've been insane
ever since! When my oldest boy was a Tiger Cub, my wife and I became Cub Leaders. We now
have 3 sons who are Boy Scouts - two Life and the youngest Second Class. I am the
Scoutmaster of our Troop and my wife is one of my ASM's. Our oldest boy should be
completing his Eagle requirements soon and will become an ASM next January when he turns
18. Talk about a cycle! I must mention that my dad was a Scout and my mother was a Den
helper. Keeping this in the family can be fun. -Mr.B., Cape Cod
My father was a Scoutmaster of the year in CA, my brother an Eagle Scout, and my mother
a Troop Leader for Girl Scouts. I remember her taking every training possible. I was in
Girl Scouts from 1st grade through my Sr. Year of College -K.B. - 2yr.
As a Scout, I loved to camp. I was always involved in youth activities as a young adult
and always wanted to give something back to the community. There is always a need for kids
to look up someone, and to share with kids in today's society. -25 yr. Leader
I continued once I turned 18. Since then I have been as active as when I was a youth. -Rick
When I returned from the Navy Scoutmaster of my old Troop asked me to help. -JPM -
I loved Girl Scouts as a child and wanted to enjoy it with my daughter. There are so
many opportunities. I remember the difference a Girl Scout counselor made in my life. It
was a Camp Timbers in Michigan and her "camp" name was Zip. I will always
remember and love her. I hope to have the same effect on at least one other girl, if not
more. -Dawn Beyer - 4 yr.
This was my first adult experience in Scouting. I totally enjoyed the Boy Scouts as a
youth and hoped my son would also. He began as a Tiger Cub and is a few weeks away from
crossing over into Boy Scouts. I feel that when your children are involved in any activity
the parents should help the organization. -Michael Adam, 4 yr.
As an adult, I became an ASM. I was a JASM while in the Troop and wanted to stay
attached. -Casey Harrigan - 3 yr.
As an adult becoming an ASM seemed logical after being a JASM. -Patrick Brenner - 5
My first adult position ASM at the Amer