Northern Star District “Scoutmaster of Year” for 2011 in recognition of his dedication to our troop and also in acknowledgment of his years of service in the Bay Area Council.
Thoughts About Scouting From Mr. David Egan:
I also was a scout and achieved the ranking of Star Scout. I entered the Marine Corp as a young adult and found my scout experience quite valuable. I have two sons both of whom began as Cub Scouts. James is an Eagle Scout with 50 merit badges and Matt as a Life Scout has 40 merit badges; I hope he will have his Eagle very soon. I was the Cub Master for our pack for 10 years as well as Den Leader for each ranking (Cub, Wolf, Bear and Webelo 1 and 2). I accepted the award of Cub Master of the Year twice. I moved to Boy Scouts as an Assistant Scout Master and taught merit badges while remaining the Cub Master at the pack level. In 2009 the committee asked me to assume the Scout Master position.
For the 2011- 2012 year I gladly accepted from our district the Scout Master of the Year award. Our troop had nine Eagles in 2011 and four of these Eagles gifted me with their mentor pins. We should have ten Eagles this year (2012 -13). I worked with our district for the 100 year anniversary where we held an event mixing Cubs, Boy Scout, Venturing and Sea Scouts at one facility to celebrate scouting. I also enjoy teaching archery at our fall camp and attending high adventure trips with our older scouts.
I am proud of our great group of scouts and of our scout leaders who are willing to do whatever it takes for our troop to have a successful program. I thoroughly enjoy working with young men and helping them to live the scout oath and law. I firmly believe Scouting teaches great life skills as no other organization can.
“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a MAN”. – Baden-Powell
“Scoutmasters deal with the individual boy rather than with the mass.” – Baden-Powell
“Scoutmasters guides the boy in the spirit of an older brother.” – Baden-Powell