If you have stumbled accross me in a Scouting context, here is some information you may find useful.
Cub Scout Pack 379
Woodland West Church of Christ is starting a new Cub Scout pack, and we are actively recruiting! Come and check us out on Sunday afternoons at Woodland West Church of Christ in Arlington, TX. I am the Cubmaster for Pack 379, and plan to be around in some capacity through at least 2026.
Girl Scout Troop 1610
My daughter is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1610, led by my wife Megan King and her co-leader Alana Jones. I also volunteer sometimes.
My daughter is also a member of Scouts BSA Trool 9-3/4, a girls troop group with great Scout Spirit and a Harry Potter theme.
Cub Scout Pack 378
My kids used to be members of Cub Scout Pack 378 in North Arlington, TX. They are a great pack, and I still go camping with them sometimes and help out with technical things.
218e FOS De Kariboes
Pack 379 is sister-units with the Caribou Cubs.
218e FOS De Kariboes is a member of FOS Open Scouting in Belgium. Our leaders met at the 24th World Scout Jamboree, and both units were founded around the same time in 2019. We send little things back and forth, like letters and Christmas cards.
24th World Scout Jamboree
Did I give you a blue and yellow contact card? If so, you found the right place!
2019 marks the 24th World Jamboree. WSJ is organized by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement, and the three National Service Organizations for Scouting in North America (Canada/USA/Mexico), are joininly hosting the event at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. I attended as a member of the International Service Team working in Emergency Management.
I am a Ham Radio operator and for the past several years have made it a point to bring Jamboree-on-the-Air/Jamboree-on-the-Internet activities to the local Cub Scout packs where I am active. We have done HF and satellite radio activities at Camp Wisdom, and this year we will be using a DMR hotspot and a two laptops to host a local event (where we can more carefully clean and control the area, due to COVID concerns).
University of Scouting
Transcript App: https://uos.longhorn.org
Longhorn Council’s University of Scouting is a fantastic way to network with leaders from accross the council and expand your knowledge on scouting-related topics. I am on the administration faculty, and co-wrote the schedule and transcript website with my brother-in-law, Ben.
Cross Timbers District merged with Tejas District to form the combined Arrowhead District, which serves the Arlington, Mansfield, and Kennedale areas.
See here for the history of my bottle of ashes.