Because of My Child: How/Why We Get
Involved - AIS Report 2
Scouters With 6-10 Years
My son came home from school saying, "Daddy I want to be a
Tiger." We signed him up. My son was the reason I got involved. It wasn't hard to get
me there, though, as I have always regretted not staying in Scouts. -Tom Gardner - 8yr.
I saw a request for volunteers in a church bulletin. I was a teacher that had returned
to graduate school and I wanted some way of staying in contact with teaching and kids.
Plus, I had a lot of wilderness skills that I thought would be fun to share. -Bob Geier
- 9 yr.
My son wanted to join Scouts and I got involved to pay back to Scouting what it had
done for me and to see my son involved in the Scouting experience. -Bob Beatty - 10 yr.
When my son brought home a School Night Flyer for Cub Scouts he was in the first grade.
We thought it was important to be involved in his activities.(My son is now 16 years old
and a Star Scout. -T.D. - 10 yr.
My high school buddy thought I'd make a good merit badge counselor -8 yr Leader
When my son became a Cub Scout during School Night, I signed up as an ADL. He is no
longer a member, but I continue to have fun. I moved from being an ASM when he joined a
Troop, to the District level, and expect to be Scouting for many more years. -Frank
Wozniak - 10yr.
I wanted my sons to be involved in a good program for kids, so I became a Tiger Cub
Partner. -9 yr. Leader
I was lucky to have adults that wanted something for the youth. I worked hard to get my
Eagle, but, I forgot to THANK the people that helped me. I was asked to help out in the
District. Frst I said "No." Then, I thought of the adults that helped me, and I
changed my answer to "YES." -Patrick Trepp, 6 yr., Eagle Scout
My oldest son wanted to join Cub Scouts in 1993. So I joined with him. I had always
wanted to get back into to Scouting to share with other boys what I had gotten from
Scouting as a boy myself. -Paul Winston, 6 yr., Eagle Scout
I was talked into it by my brother-in-law who was ASM at the time my oldest wanted to
join Webelos and they had no Leader. Since my oldest made Eagle in December 1997, and my
youngest is 4 merit badges and a project away from the same, I guess it was a good
decision on my part. My wife and I are both ASM's so that makes us all a part of Scouting.
-Paul Bouy Jr - 8 yr.
I wanted to give back what I had learned and I missed the outdoor experiences. -Paul
Parrish - 7 yr., Eagle Scout
I became involved with my son, as a Bear DL. I always wanted my sons to be in Scouts
because i knew it was fun and that they would learn skills that would help them a life
time. Skills that I learned even in my short Scouting experience as a boy helped me later
in life especially in the military. -C.C. - 7 yr. Leader
My wife volunteered me to be Asst. CM at a parents meeting. I agreed because I had good
memories of being a Cub Scout. My Mom was our Den Mother. My wife became a DL. I felt I
had some dues to pay. -J.P. - 10 yr.
My son joined Tiger Cubs -Karen - 8 yr.
Because not many others wanted to do it -L.H.- 10 yr.
Started off with oldest son in Cub Scouts.. -9 yr. Leader
To give back to BSA what it has given to me. I enjoy working with Scouts and sharing
the outdoors with them. -Mark Stewart, 9 yr., Eagle Scout
I became a DL. They said it would only be a hour or so a week. I didn't realize they
meant that's how much spare time I'd have after Scouting. : ) -10 yr. Leader
Because Scouting helped me and I wanted to give back to my Unit/Scouting in return. -Jason
O'Neill - 6 yr., Eagle Scout