There are more than a million great Scouting volunteers in
the BSA, and just about all of them would be classified as “unsung heroes.”
Here at Cracker Barrel, it's the "unsung" part of that name that really bugs us. So each week, we will profile a great volunteer
whose dedication to Scouting deserves recognition. Do you know one? Click here to let us know, and we just might profile him or her in the future.
This week, let’s meet Becky
Fisk, assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 360 in Glendale, Mo. She's involved at the district and council level with adult and youth training.
Read on for your chance to get to know a little more about her.
Tenure in Scouting: More
than 18 years in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing.
Scouting family: Son,
Andy, a 27-year-old Eagle Scout who lives in Denver, and daughter, Laurie, a
25-year-old former Venturer who lives in Dallas.
What’s your favorite
I loved all of the Troop 360 “big trips,” which were eight-day
trips to a different part of the country every two years. These were voted on by
the troop, and the patrol leader’s council selected the general location. Some
trips included: Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico; the Rocky Mountains; Virginia
and Washington, D.C.; New York; Texas and Mexico; and the Great Lakes. On those
trips we went whitewater rafting, deep-sea fishing, sailing,
canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, and much more. Not to mention the stops at
famous places and historic monuments.
What does Scouting
mean to you?
Scouting means a bright future for our country. If
all youth were involved in the Scouting program, there would be fewer problems in our society. Programs and training offered by the BSA are the best available anywhere for youth and adults. It's hard to believe that
the same Scouting principles that Baden-Powell originally established still
apply 100 years later.
What would you say to
a boy who is thinking of joining Scouting?
I would tell him: “Your adventures in Scouting will be the
most fun you've ever had, and the best thing you'll ever do. You get to
participate in exciting outdoor events, camping, great trips, and
other amazing experiences you would not normally have outside of
Scouting. The sooner you join, the sooner you can start having fun.”
How do you make the
program relevant to your boys when there are so many other demands on their time?
In a Scout-run troop, the Scouts do the planning themselves
and take other types of activities into account, so there is as little conflict
as possible. Our troop and many others in our council have active troop
calendars to keep boys involved.
Our thanks to Becky for chatting with us. Check back next
week to meet another Scouting hero.