I want to thank every parent, leader and Scout who has made a difference in my life and the lives of the those they have touched through this wonderful movement. Scouting changed my life and I know it has done the same for thousands of others during my time in the profession.
In my initial interview for a job as a District Executive, I was told that if I looked as this work as a job, I would undoubtedly fail, but if I determined it was a calling by a higher power, I would succeed. At 21, broke and fresh out of college, those words didn’t mean much to me at the time. However, as my career continued, I realized how very true that statement was. A professional in the Boy Scouts of America became my calling and who I had become. I was never bored and had opportunities that I would have never had in any other profession. I have met so many wonderful people from around the country with the common denominator of living by the Scout Oath and Law. I will truly miss that part of my career.
Lainnie and I will still be around dividing our time between Vermont and Florida as we continue to work on beginning a new chapter in our lives together. We look forward to spending time with our children and grandchildren, hiking, biking and enjoying life with a new twist.
Now it is time to pass the torch to the next generation of leadership who I am confident will carry it to a bigger and better future for the Green Mountain Council and for each of you who have put so much time and energy into developing young people into responsible and caring adults. A special note of thanks and gratification to the loyal, dedicated and hardworking office staff who were with me throughout my time with Green Mountain Council.
Thank you again for helping make my journey a great one! I hope to see you one day “on the trail”.
Green Mountain Council