Soaring Leaders

Over the last few years I have had the privilege of being able to watch a pair of bald eagles soar through my neighborhood in the state of Washington. Sunrise was a particular time of day that was fun to watch them. Each time they came into my life I was reminded of our Eagles and how proud we are to see them spread their wings and become leaders in our world.

There is another group of Soaring Leaders that I want to talk about today. Our camp programs come to life because of the dedication, determination and Scout Spirit of our camp staff. Most of them are high school students and all represent the very best of Scouting.

To recognize them we have decided to create a permanent plaque in each camp where the name of the best camp staff member for that year will have their name engraved to become a part of the permanent history of the camp. The award will also come with a $1,000 college scholarship to recognize their efforts and help them pursue a lifetime of leadership within a career of their choice.

The staff will determine the recipient based upon their recognition of the following traits:

  • Flying high and proud
  • The Staff member that is looked up to by the Scouts, leaders and staff
  • Being unafraid to fix anything that needs to be fixed
  • An unwavering example of the Scout Oath and Law
  • Proud of their camp and proud to stand with all the staff to bring Scouting to life
  • To be remembered forever as the best of the best

We have so many staff members to be proud of this summer. I look forward to being able to share with you the names of the staff members selected as the Soaring Leader for summer camp 2020.

Ralph Voelker
Scout Executive

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