Eagle’s Nest mentoring

I have been involved with youth outdoor education for 15 years.  I am a firearm’s safety instructor, teaching the safe use of firearms in the outdoors, whether for hunting or for recreation.  I have helped with cub scouts, Webelos, and boy scouts, working with my son’s packs and troops, helping him gain skills, education, and experiences leading him to the rank of Eagle. 

I am very involved with the College of Wilderness Knowledge and The Eagle’s Nest program.  I work with my son’s troop, Troop 71 in Woodbury, and help mentor and provide additional leadership to troops 15 and 32 through the Eagle’s Nest program.  The Eagle’s Nest is a very innovative program of troop to troop mentoring and assistance. 

I teach the camping course for the College of Wilderness Knowledge and assist the instructors in other courses, including knots, knives, and archery with the girl scouts.  I am also one of the primary members working on the maintenance of the group camping areas at Birch Bend and maintaining the equipment.