I have been in Scouting most of my 57 years. Mom was a Den Mother and Dad took over the Troop just before I had my Eagle BOR in 1963. I paid for college by working the water front at summer camp and while there met my future wife. She also comes from a Scouting family. Being a high school band director did not give me a lot of time for Scouts but I did get back involved in Cub Scouts when my son was ready and it has been constant since. Serving on 3 Jamboree Rappel Staffs, 3 Wood Badge Courses one Powder Horn Course, Natonal Camp School. I spent three years as the Lodge Adviser for Wagion #6 OA. Now retired, I have more time to keep busy with Scouting and, of course, family. I said my wife was from a Scouting family... 4 Eagles, 3 Silver Awards GSUSA. My son became an Eagle 30 years after me and we are both Vigil Honor In the OA. When my son was pulled for Vigil he was sashed with My fathers Vigil Sash.On the weekend, I teach Climbing and Rappelling at Laurel Caverns. My Daughter is a Silver Award (GSUSA) and has been a Crew ADV for 3 years. Free Time? Whats That?
I live in the Laurel Highlands and have great opportunity here for Scouting.
- The Yough River Some of the best Whitewater on the East Coast
- Two Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Falling Water and Kentuck Knob
- The Yough River Trail Goes from Pittsburgh to Washington DC a great scouting ADventure
- The Laurel Highlands Trail Goes 70 Miles from Johnstown Pa to Ohiopyle Pa
- 7 Springs Ski Area as well as Hidden Valley and Mystic Mountain
- Laurel Caverns Pa's biggest Mapped Cave. Offers opportunities for Cubs,GSUSA ,BSA and Venturing
- I am 2 Hours from Seneca Rocks in WV and 2.5 from the New River and the Gauley in WV.
- Heritage Scout Reservation in Farmington and Eberly Scout Reservation in Bakersville great scout camps.
Current Scouting position(s)
I am presently the Venturing Chairman for Northeast Region Area 4.
I am also the Climbing Director for the Westmoreland-Fayette Council BSA Greensburg,Pa.